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$2.1B over next two years doesn’t adequately fund education, according to local officials

The State of the State address, for the second year in a row, was combined with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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EDUCATION: Separate college from the economy

Higher education is a stressful process that is on the minds of high school seniors everywhere, including myself.

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Albany County recognizes Colonie High’s iCARE program for its anti-bullying efforts

Today’s young students often fall victim to bullying that has taken on a new form with the rapidly changing technology, and county officials continued to try to combat it.

Side effect of area school program: it helps one student cope with ADHD

More than one in ten children have ADHD, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

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Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

Junior Achievement works to teach students about job possibilities

In keeping up with today’s ever-growing technology-based society, in-classroom programs through Junior Achievement continue to spark the interests of even the youngest students.

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Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.

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School is more than the three R’s

Brown School summer program includes charity

When you’re a kid, summer consists of a strict itinerary involving sunburns, skinned knees, annoying your older brother and plenty of video games.

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Lofty ambitions in mind

New principal sees La Salle as home to future leaders of a challenging global community

Dr. Paul Fallon has a doctorate in education.

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South Colonie schools begin makeover

Construction begins for capital project, new programming for fall school year

From building improvements to technology, South Colonie Central School District students will soon see many changes at their schools as the capital project and new program initiatives get underway.

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Siena takes a trip around the world

New mural painted by recent grad highlights college’s international programs

When the fall semester begins and students return to the Siena College campus, they will notice a world of difference in their student union building.

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The spark for change

Local teens learn the challenges of solving global issues

After a three-day human rights symposium, area teens will return to school this fall with ideas of starting new clubs, beginning fundraising campaigns and raising awareness.

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The time to spot a butterfly

Karner blues can be seen at Albany Pine Bush for a short time

Hikers in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve can see a sight that hikers 20 years ago considered rare—small blue figures flitting through the trees.

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An artistic takeoff

North Colonie students designed, and test, Albany International coloring book

A group of Blue Creek third-graders got a chance to test out and critique Albany International’s new coloring book designed by Shaker High School students.

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Celebrating the barn

Shaker Heritage celebrates barn’s centennial with picnic

In celebration of the 1915 Barn Complex’s centennial anniversary, Shaker Heritage Society will host a picnic, complete with games, door prizes and a bit of history.

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