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The Berne-Knox-Westerlo superintendent said that the Center for Education Policy Research typically studies urban schools, but will begin a five-year study of 50 schools in Ohio and New York. BKW is one of 25 districts in the state, with other nearby districts including Broadalbin-Perth and Sharon Springs, he said.

Eighteen highest-honors students sat onstage at the 1995 graduation. That number has risen over the years; it was 72 last year and is expected to be 52 this year.

To keep costs down, the way the Voorheesville Central School District pays for prescription drugs will have to change or there could be bigger problems in the future.

Voorheesville Elementary School students will be learning coding and programming skills, thanks to a grant secured by Alan Fiero, a long-time science teacher who became a teaching assistant in retirement.

Just over half of the seventh-graders surveyed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo reported having some sort of trauma, according to the school’s social worker, who described how the school has been addressing this.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo students with disabilities who were tested were among the lowest 10-percent in their group for English, math, and science, and were also among the lowest 10-percent for growth in English and math, according to a spokeswoman for the State Education Department.

For two years, Samantha Dell-Acqua has studied theater and film technology through the Career and Technical Education program. She is interested in every aspect of theater, she said, but her first love is acting.

The Altamont Free Library will not charge its members late fees on borrowed children’s books for all of 2019.

Every vote was unanimous at Monday’s Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board meeting as members basked in good news — ranging from success including special-need students in general-education classrooms to securing expected state aid for $20 million in capital improvements.

Students are reporting more mental-health issues than ever before. Do schools have enough support staff to help?

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