Bethlehem student confronts drug epidemic

In the aftermath of a shocking drug arrest on campus, the latest effort to combat substance abuse comes from one of Bethlehem Central’s own students.

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Bethlehem Central School District looks into purchasing solar panels

The school district could soon be running about 80 percent of its energy using solar panels. But, as New York tax credit benefits for installing solar panels end at the start of 2016, the district will have to move quickly.

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Local festival emphasizes locally grown foods and sustainable growth

Free salads, a week long produce drive and the chance to win a gift certificate to the farmer’s market. Making healthy eating fun is this week’s Farm to You Fest, held across all Bethlehem Central Schools.

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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GEA restoration means smaller class sizes and more time with students

After cutting 36 teaching positions during the height of the economic crisis, the Bethlehem Central School District is now finally able to regain some of the teaching staff levels it once held.

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Bethlehem and Voorheesville named to Newsweek’s best high schools list

Both Bethlehem Central and Voorheesville high schools have officially been named two of the best high schools around.

New superintendent, principals appointed for 2015-16 Vooheesville school year

A sweep of administrative staff changes are coming to the Voorheesville Central School District this fall. Voorheesville’s superintendent, the middle school principal and elementary school principal will all be new.

Guilderland Central School District shifts tax service to BOCES

Guilderland Central Schools will now be contracting out its tax collection, following several other school districts in the area.

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Jody Monroe appointed interim superintendent of Bethlehem Central School District

On the heels of the mid-June announcement of Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas’s departure, current Assistant Superintendent Jody Monroe will now step in as interim superintendent.

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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.

Working to achieve equality

Bethlehem grad one of four Pride Center scholarship winners for 2015

Annina Van Riper, a 2015 graduated of Bethlehem Central High School, has been recognized for her efforts to achieve LGBTQ equality in the Capital Region.

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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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Hitting the road to explore good reads

New York Library Association president takes roadtrip with son

Fifty libraries in ten days. That is the feat father and son Jeremy and Jack Johannesen have set themselves this summer.

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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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Projects underway

BC buildings finish upgrades as part of 2012-13 bond

District officials at Bethlehem Central schools are preparing to finish project upgrades as part of the 2012-13 bond initiative, now that summer vacation is underway.