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Americans are increasingly opposed to Common Core standards although much of the oppositon appears related to other reforms, such as accountability for teachers, fostering more testing.

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Guilderland teachers havae agreed to be evaluated through state tests so students will have to face fewers exams. Also this year, a $400,000 state "Teaching is the Core" grant will promote in-class coaching.

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Guilderland has made strides in improvingg scores for students with disabilties and in closing the gap between students that come from poor homes and those that don't.

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Brenda McClaine, a math teacher charged with stealing over $100,000 from her union, is scheduled in county court the day classes start.

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In the face of declining enrollment and tight funds, rather than advocate for keeping one school over another, we need to work together to find a common solution.

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GUILDERLAND — Two people who work for the Guilderland schools — clerk Sally Dague and science teacher Alan Fiero — each saw a need and acted to fill it. The district last week announced grants received through their initiatives.

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GUILDERLAND — School-district taxpayers will be paying less than projected when they went to the polls last May to pass a $92 million budget for this year. Assessments were higher than expected in Guilderland, and Bethlehem recently went through town-wide property revaluation.

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Losing most of its experienced skill set to graduation, the current Guilderland football team is making changes. 

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on social media this summer as those being challenged have 24 hours to respond, film and post a of video of the ice-dumping, and then challenge someone else.

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At age 101, Edna Renaldi visited and cheered for the farm animals at the Altamont Fair last week.

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