BC student starts a fundraiser to buy police dogs ballistic vests
Bethlehem High School senior Rachel Piccolino decided to take her canine adoration to the next level by raising money through local animal shelters and hospitals to purchase ballistic vests for police dogs.
Around 70 percent of students are below the grade, new baseline established
State Education Commissioner John King Jr. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, released results of April assessment test results in mathematics and English language arts for third- to eighth-grade students, and only 31 percent of students statewide met or exceeded proficiency standards.
With Elsmere nearing its goal, PTA begins fundraising in earnest
As a parent-driven effort to upgrade the Elsmere Elementary School playground nears its fundraising goal, the drive to do the same at Glenmont Elementary is officially shifting into gear.
Building renovations, enhancing security, technology upgrades proposed
The Guilderland Board of Education recently heard the district’s Facilities Committee unveil proposed capital projects totaling almost $18.2 million. If pursued, the spending would require voter approval.
Lack of interest at high school prompts menu change, parents object
The Bethlehem Board of Education recently approved eliminating participation in the National School Lunch Program only at the high school after district administrators presented information showing a “steep decline” in the number of lunches purchased.
Nisky admin tapped for high school post, superintendent’s contract extended
Two new leaders have been selected to head up the Guilderland Board of Education, and the body has also chosen a new assistant principal at the high school.
Voorheesville student attends Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Voorheesville High School student Rebecca Barron was selected to study French horn at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.
Brakes put on zoning lawsuit as another deal for 90 Adams Place approved
The Bethlehem Central School District is placing a temporary hold on its lawsuit against the Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals because the district has found another potential buyer for its property at 90 Adams Place.
Tonko, UAlbany students urge Congress to freeze rates for two years
Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, SUNY officials and University at Albany students rallied on Monday, July 1, for a freeze of federal student loan rates at 3.4 percent for two years as Congress develops a long-term solution.
Shaker teacher selected for Holocaust Museum fellowship
Each time Shaker High School English teacher Thea MacFawn adds a book to her curriculum about the Holocaust and other genocides, she receives the same type of response from her students.
Guilderland Central School District on Saturday, June 22, held its Class of 2013 graduation ceremony at the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena, with approximately 400 students receiving their diploma.
Elsmere Principal Dorothy Whitney’s name will live on through fund
A mix of tears and laughter filled the Elsmere Elementary gymnasium as loved ones gathered last week in remembrance of former Principal Dorothy Whitney.
State-of-the art facility will be home to genetic research on Alzheimer’s, HIV, cancer and more
A unique, state-of-the-art concept turned into a reality Tuesday, June 11, when the University at Albany opened the doors to its brand new biomedical technology development facility.
Education forum focuses on new testing requirements, state mandates
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, organized a forum, “Education at a Crossroads: A Forum on the Impacts of Testing and Mandates,” on Wednesday, June 5, in the Legislative Office Building at the Capitol.
Colonie Central grad and cellist inducted into school's Hall of Fame
Kenneth Olsen has been the assistant principal cellist for the symphony for the past eight years. Because of his accomplishments, Olsen is joining two other alumni to be inducted in the Colonie Central High School Hall of Fame this year.
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- SCCC chairwoman reappointed to national committee
- SCCC School of Music Open House
- School board approves three-year agreement with Guilderland Teachers
- Schalmont seeks community input on superintendent search
- BCSD informs parents about centralized bus stops for 2012-13
- BOU to hold B-ball fundraiser
- BC to hold budget forum
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