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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.

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.

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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.

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