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Area teen takes on topic of transporting oil on local rails

The topic of oil trains is almost as messy as the oil they carry. Now, 19-year-old college sophomore Alana Fiero is publicly calling out government officials to “stop dragging their feet” and do something about the issue.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Bethlehem and Voorheesville named to Newsweek’s best high schools list

Both Bethlehem Central and Voorheesville high schools have officially been named two of the best high schools around.

New superintendent, principals appointed for 2015-16 Vooheesville school year

A sweep of administrative staff changes are coming to the Voorheesville Central School District this fall. Voorheesville’s superintendent, the middle school principal and elementary school principal will all be new.

Junior Achievement works to teach students about job possibilities

In keeping up with today’s ever-growing technology-based society, in-classroom programs through Junior Achievement continue to spark the interests of even the youngest students.

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Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.

Guilderland Central School District shifts tax service to BOCES

Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.

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Jody Monroe appointed interim superintendent of Bethlehem Central School District

On the heels of the mid-June announcement of Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas’s departure, current Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe will now step in as interim superintendent.

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School is more than the three R’s

Brown School summer program includes charity

When you’re a kid, summer consists of a strict itinerary involving sunburns, skinned knees, annoying your older brother and plenty of video games.

Working to achieve equality

Bethlehem grad one of four Pride Center scholarship winners for 2015

Annina Van Riper, a 2015 graduated of Bethlehem Central High School, has been recognized for her efforts to achieve LGBTQ equality in the Capital Region.

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Lofty ambitions in mind

New principal sees La Salle as home to future leaders of a challenging global community

Dr. Paul Fallon has a doctorate in education.

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Hitting the road to explore good reads

New York Library Association president takes roadtrip with son

Fifty libraries in ten days. That is the feat father and son Jeremy and Jack Johannesen have set themselves this summer.

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South Colonie schools begin makeover

Construction begins for capital project, new programming for fall school year

From building improvements to technology, South Colonie Central School District students will soon see many changes at their schools as the capital project and new program initiatives get underway.