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At Berne-Knox-Westerlo, a new program will teach students the many aspects of agriculture, from water pH to horse care.

Parents of Altamont Elementary kindergartners asked the school board on Tuesday to create another classroom this year, to relieve overcrowding.

Guilderland’s teaching staff, like those of Voorheesville and Berne-Knox-Westerlo, remains overwhelmingly white, a pattern seen at schools across the country.

At the University at Albany, an increase in applicants may be due in part to an opportunity to attend tuition-free.

Parents of local students have a new shopping tool since schools’ supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.  

Children will follow their interests to make discoveries at Annie Cosgrove’s new preschool in Altamont.

Butterfly Station at Farnsworth Middle School

Monarch butterflies were released at the Butterfly Station at Farnsworth Middle School for their migration to Mexico.

Local school districts have released the income criteria for students to qualify for free or re­duced-price lunches. They have the same standard, based on family size and income.

Jennifer Romano says her child, a first-grader, suffered “a violent attack of a sexual nature” on the playground by a classmate at Westmere Elementary School, so she is now advocating for better outdoor supervision and more exterior cameras.

Districts like at Cobleskill-Richmondville are currently letting students take college courses from the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill in the high school, in order to earn a degree a year early.

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