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Printing a helping hand

Siena students print 3D superhero-themed hand for Ohio boy

Jack Carder, a 5-year-old Ohio boy, was born with only minimal use of a partially formed right hand, but a group of Siena College students have worked to change that.

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A saucy idea

Bethlehem High School students create own company for experience, charity

The aroma coming from the kitchen of Bethlehem Central High School just after the final bell rang was mouth watering. The smells were so good, nearly a dozen staff members poked their heads in to see how the cooking was coming along.

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Bethlehem Central School District finalizes budget proposal

School board members are focused on a 2015-16 budget totaling $94.16 million, which increases spending about 1.5 percent. The proposal does not tap any undesignated fund balance, while proposing an unusually low tax increase.

North Colonie school board approves budget

Budget of $102.7 million passes for 2015-16 school year

North Colonie’s Board of Education unanimously voted yes to a $102.7 million budget for the 2015-16 school year, which includes initiatives for full-day kindergarten and new state mandates for English language learners.

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History of resistance

International WWII exhibit displayed at Shaker High

The White Rose exhibit has traveled the world, going from schools and universities to libraries, and last week, Shaker High School had a chance to display it.

Bethlehem Central finalizes budget proposal

Spending plan holds less than 1 percent tax levy hike, fund balance untapped

Bethlehem Central administrators on Wednesday, April 15, presented the Bethlehem Central Board of Education with an updated budget proposal for next school year, which holds a property tax levy increase of 0.45 percent.

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Bethlehem Central School District budget outlook brightens

State aid projected to increase $2M; tax cap at 0.45 percent increase

District administrators presented an updated 2015-16 proposed budget to the Bethlehem Board of Education at its Tuesday, March 31, meeting. Bethlehem Central is slated to see an increase of nearly $2.3 million in state funding.

North Colonie releases solid budget

District estimates $102.7 million budget, concern over reserve fund usage

The North Colonie Central School District proposed a $102.7 million budget with a 2.81 percent tax levy increase for the 2015-16 school year. The lexy equals an almost $2.3 million increase from last year.

South Colonie presents second draft budget

District looks ahead in planning its final budget proposal

As the state prepared to release its school aid runs after weeks of discussions, South Colonie Central School District considered the implications on future budgets during its second budget presentation.

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Learning opportunity

Music studio catering to kids with special needs to perform at Schenectady bakery

In celebration of Puzzles Bakery and Café opening, Piano for Special Kidz Music Studio will return to Schenectady for a performance of contemporary and classical favorites.

Bethlehem Central eyes restoring past classroom cuts

Several additions proposed for district’s instructional budget next year as funds increase

Classrooms will likely be spared from any reductions to educational opportunities next school year. Unlike recent years, several additions are being proposed.

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North Colonie School District plans for program adjustments

After months of discussion, the North Colonie Central School District plans on addressing the need for full-day kindergarten, pending Board of Education approval.

South Colonie Central School District presents first budget draft

The South Colonie Central School District projects its 2015-16 budget to fall around $96.1 million, an increase of less than 1 percent from the previous school year.

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A fresh look at Alzheimer’s research

High school senior conducts research looking into preventing disease

Like other 17-year-old high school seniors, Muhammad Ali is contemplating internships and college plans. But what sets Ali apart from his fellow students is his groundbreaking research in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Substation strife sparks on

National Grid presents project to Bethlehem school board

National Grid representatives presented plans for its Van Dyke Road Substation Project at the Bethlehem Board of Education meeting Wednesday, March 18.