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The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Founded in 2007, the innovative Tech Valley High School, meant to serve as a model for hands-on, project-based learning, has been peripatetic but, now, after two temporary homes, has a permanent place as part of the Albany NanoTech Complex.

The initial idea was that participating local school districts would each pay tuition — $12,990  this year — for interested students but, after the recession and as state aid to schools stagnated, many districts cut back.