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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.

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Planting a seed for STEM to grow

Local resident donates funds to bolster educational opportunities at Bethlehem Central

A local man is hoping his monetary donation not only enhances STEM education at the school district, but also encourages other community members to open their wallets.

South Colonie expects increased staffing budget

Distrcit anticipates tax levy of 1.98 percent, budget gap unknown

Despite having no state aid numbers, South Colonie Central School District anticipates a 3 percent increase in its instructional budget.

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In the name of science

Siena College officially opens new science center

Siena College celebrated the end of its new high-tech science center’s first semester debut with a dedication ceremony.

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Bethlehem Central eyes bolstering athletic programming

District weights lifting funding burden off booster clubs, cutting freshman football

After years of looking towards school sports for potential budget reductions, district leaders are proposing to increase overall funding to athletic programming.

Voorheesville schools eye $71k gap

Guilderland Board of Education faces $130k gap, targets 3 percent tax hike

Voorheesville district leaders welcomed a much smaller budget gap than in recent years, with next year’s shortage falling to around $71,000. The preliminary budget should total around $23 million.

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Turning challenges into opportunities

BCMS students listen to speakers discuss thriving with disabilities

Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin is a common experience for many people during their youth. John Robinson felt similar, but his discomfort stretched long past his teenage years.

North Colonie uncertain about budget

As budget season gets underway, North Colonie Central School District is concerned about the future of its fund balance.

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Step up to the page

Children’s author, illustrator visits South Colonie elementary schools

Like most kids, Matt Tavares drew pictures in elementary school, but since then, his grade-school passion has become his career.

Students dance to support change

Siena College hosts its third One Billion Rising event for female violence awareness

In an effort to raise awareness for violence against women and girls, Siena College students put on their best dancing shoes.

Kids are worriers, too

Anxiety is common among high school seniors applying to college

This year, my senior year, I noticed a common theme among my classmates: Panic.