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BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent-Teacher Association will be hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the secondary school library.  This is the night before the special vote, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Paula Dunnells, Berne

Sydney Geddes, Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — The passion of high school students here describing their tech-savvy creative projects to the school board Tuesday night unfolded into the measured words of school leaders mapping a future for the school that would lead to more college credits.

Bernard Bott, who described himself as “mentor, life coach, and librarian,” leads a group of diverse students in creating in-depth projects of their choosing.

“To reach 100,000 feet with our balloon is our ultimate goal,” said former high school senior Alexandra Cunningham last March when Project Icarus was just getting underway.

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a law that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act with the Every Student Succeeds Act. George W.

Michael is a wisp of a boy with intelligent brown eyes. He has cerebral palsy. At Altamont Elementary, he has been taken out of a self-contained classroom and become part of a general class.

Jean Guyon, Altamont

The intiative for "positive peer pressure" came about after a parent expressed worries about student athletes using drugs.

John Rosenbach, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Albany

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