Tease photo

Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

Tease photo

Acorn Advice: Tips for a successful school year

What do I mean by successful? Well, I don’t mean straight As and accolades. Those things can be very nice when they come, but they shouldn’t be the focus or even the goal we are asking our kids to shoot for.

Tease photo

Back in the routine

Make school day mornings easier for the family this September

Mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy.

Tease photo

Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.

Tease photo

Llama library invasion

The fuzzy mammal paid local children a visit at the Bethlehem Public Library

A fuzzy friend entertained children at the Bethlehem Public Library earlier this month as part of the facility’s youth literacy program.

Tease photo

Printing a helping hand

Siena students print 3D superhero-themed hand for Ohio boy

Jack Carder, a 5-year-old Ohio boy, was born with only minimal use of a partially formed right hand, but a group of Siena College students have worked to change that.

Tease photo

A saucy idea

Bethlehem High School students create own company for experience, charity

The aroma coming from the kitchen of Bethlehem Central High School just after the final bell rang was mouth watering. The smells were so good, nearly a dozen staff members poked their heads in to see how the cooking was coming along.

Tease photo

Learning opportunity

Music studio catering to kids with special needs to perform at Schenectady bakery

In celebration of Puzzles Bakery and Café opening, Piano for Special Kidz Music Studio will return to Schenectady for a performance of contemporary and classical favorites.

Tease photo

Planting a seed for STEM to grow

Local resident donates funds to bolster educational opportunities at Bethlehem Central

A local man is hoping his monetary donation not only enhances STEM education at the school district, but also encourages other community members to open their wallets.

Kids are worriers, too

Anxiety is common among high school seniors applying to college

This year, my senior year, I noticed a common theme among my classmates: Panic.

Tease photo

Kidz Expo: 2015 vendor list

The following is an alphabetical listing of the organizations taking part in the Kidz Expo, which will be held Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tease photo

Notes of Encouragement

BCMS students use Post-Its to spread cheer

Piper Lilley had no idea her afternoon television session would soon inspire her whole school to be more cheerful.

Tease photo

Success is a paper badge

Brown School students taught real life lessons

Nestled within the suburbs of a city once known to light the way of the world, a primary school is leading kids down the path of philanthropy, and doing so with a hands-on approach.

Tease photo

More than meets the eye

Author and anti-bullying activist speaks to South Colonie parents and teachers about life with autism

In his campaign to raise awareness, Jesse Saperstein is always sure to make one point clear – having autism is not a weakness.

Tease photo

Jerry’s Law is on the books

V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.