education

Sacrificing the safety of children for political expediency is unacceptable. Schools need both accurate guidance and adequate funding to keep our children safe.

A research program at the University at Albany is being awarded $460,281 to examine factors that cause extreme winter weather events in North America. The program, led by Dr.

Voorheesville volleyball captains

Voorheesville’s high school was recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in education. 

“We have to be a model for our kids to deal with adversity in positive ways. That’s one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids,” said Altamont Elementary School Principal Peter Brabant who is optimistically running a school where two classes and a handful of teachers had to be quarantined.

Currently, some places in Guilderland’s five elementary schools, middle school, and high school have “dead spots” for communication, said Superintendent Marie Wiles. The award will be used to upgrade radio communication for all seven buildings.

Frank Macri

With school reopening right around the corner, Voorheesville is gearing up for the new normal. 

ALBANY COUNTY — In September, Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer, via Zoom, three sets of free training sessions for parents, based on the age of their children.

Alicia Rizzo

Alicia Rizzo, principal of Lynnwood Elementary School, knows how hard it can be for parents to decide whether to send their children back to school this fall, or to choose remote-only learning, perhaps because they have vulnerable relatives at home.

The Guilderland School board set tax rates and approved putting about $1.2 million into reserves.

The statewide school boards association as well as the state’s largest teachers’ union supported the reopening of in-person learning but with caveats.

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