Town and state officials come up with safer options for students on foot
Elsmere Elementary students will find their walk to school to be a bit safer come fall, after the town instituted a new travel route.
Summer art classes for special education student help them gain life skills and more
Summer school is generally not something students clamor for, but there are some that enjoy the atmosphere and benefit from year-round learning.
Albany County Bar Association helps Cohoes teen attend camp that sharpens law skills
A student from Cohoes High School was the first person to be given a newly created scholarship that helped her attend an educational camp in Lake George.
Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance
Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.
District can’t find a certified teacher for the course; parents upset at timing
The Bethlehem Central School District’s Chinese language program is ending sooner than expected after the interview process for a new teacher was unsuccessful.
Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt
Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."
Turner Construction Company to oversee $17M improvements project
Guilderland Central School District ended its contract with a familiar company from overseeing construction of an improvements project after expectations were reportedly not met.
Colonie Central student who spent her graduation in the ER dons cap and gown a second time
After years of hard work and dedication, a Colonie Central student was set to graduate when she lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital Friday, June 27. Following her recovery, her friends wanted to make sure she received her diploma in her cap and gown.
Cue Theatre makes its move to a permanent space in Delmar
Unfortunate circumstances sometimes afford new opportunities. After learning Community United Methodist Church in Slingerlands was closing its doors, the operators of The Cue Theatre didn’t know what was next.
Administrators urge pay restoration after trouble attracting substitute teachers
Guilderland Board of Education members Tuesday, July 1, voted 5-4 to maintain daily rates for substitute teachers during the 2014-15 school year. District administrators recommended restoring the daily pay rates after difficulties getting substitutes.
Bethlehem passes responsibility back to district officials
In a move to help Bethlehem residents save money, the town will no longer be collecting taxes on behalf of two local school districts.
Members of Menands Inquiry Team convince school board to make the switch from plastic to reusable silverware
A group of Menands students found that making a small change in the school’s lunchtime routine will save money and reduce pollution.
Board says no to price hike; new director to take over program in August
A proposal to increase prices for elementary and middle school lunches was rejected by members of the Bethlehem Central Board of Education.
State designation spurs funding for professional development
Altamont Elementary School’s designation as a Reward School has led to the district receiving $75,000 to enhance professional development.
District, board members mum on scenarios; school closure advised
Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting Monday, June 16, for consultant Paul Seversky to discuss findings from his building capacity study, along with some scenarios the district could pursue to reduce expenses.
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