Guilderland

A point I have always tried to make with my students or participants in one of my field trips is that geologists have a name for absolutely every natural process involving the rocky sphere that is

To the Editor:

At last week’s Guilderland Board of Education meeting, seven of the nine board members voted to direct Superintendent Marie Wiles to refocus the discussion about a consultant’s report and set aside its recommendations to close schools.  I applaud the seven members’ decision.

LEGAL NOTICE

VOORHEESVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

432 New Salem Road

Voorheesville, NY  12186

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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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