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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.

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.

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.

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Educators: Cuomo is failing us

Regional forum rallies for equitable education funding, local control of classrooms

Many education advocates over the last few years have criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not supporting public schools. Now some question if he’s intentionally working against them.

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Artistic pride

Shaker High art student work in regional exhibit

Weeks and months of hard work paid off as the work of 13 Shaker High School art students is displayed in the Esther Massry Gallery at St. Rose.

Report: Schools fiscally de-stress

Guilderland still susceptible to fiscal stress, South Colonie drops designation

Budget gaps and potential reductions might be looming for many school boards, but a recent report found most local school districts are not fiscally stressed.

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School leaders bemoan governor’s proposals

Cuomo unveils education reforms tied to funding increase; state aid runs absent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed several initiatives targeting K-12 education during his joint 2015 State of the State address and budget presentation Wednesday, Jan. 21. Cuomo offered increasing funding to school districts statewide by $1.1 billion, but only if all of his education reforms are enacted.

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Pencil us in

South Colonie Central School District proposes new schedule to fix bus routes

To remedy ongoing issues with school bus schedules, South Colonie is looking to change starting and ending times for district schools.

Early budgeting for South Colonie

Board of Education to begin planning for the 2015-16 school year budget

The South Colonie School District looked to get an early start on budgeting for the 2015-16 school year, but the efforts were delayed.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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