Category | Schools

Pierson Vice Principal Headed to Greenport

Posted on 15 April 2015

Pierson Middle/High School vice principal Gary Kalish has accepted a position as secondary school principal in Greenport and will be leaving the Sag Harbor School District at the end of this month.

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Sag Harbor School District Proposes $37.5 Million Budget

Posted on 15 April 2015

With many school districts scrambling for funding to maintain programs and staff, Sag Harbor School District administrators are striving to find ways to save money down the line in their proposed 2015-16 budget.

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Test Refusal Movement Continues to Grow in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 April 2015

Spring break is traditionally used for some much needed relaxation and time in the sun before the final sprint to the end of the school year, but a group of East End parents, teachers, and community members had a loftier goal for last week’s vacation: Taking back public education.

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Refuse the Test Movement Growing on the East End

Posted on 08 April 2015

A grassroots movement of parents who say the government is taking the creativity out of learning—and doing so in impractical ways that help neither students nor schools—is growing statewide and across the East End, with many parents refusing to let their children sit for the tests the state uses to judge public education.

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School Merger Forum

Posted on 01 April 2015

With property taxes on the rise and tuition rates a bone of contention, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will hold a forum, “School Mergers: What You Need to Know,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

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Team Supreme Lives The Dream: Bridgehampton Robotics Team Headed to Nationals

Posted on 01 April 2015

The East End was well represented last weekend at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition when Bridgehampton High School’s rookie Team Supreme surprised everyone by finishing in the top eight and qualifying for the FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis. Pierson High School’s team brought home an award for creativity.

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New York State Budget’s Education Reforms Draw Criticism

Posted on 01 April 2015

New York’s school districts have watched Albany intently since January, when the Governor Andrew Cuomo promised a $1.1 billion increase in education aid on the condition that the Republican-controlled State Senate and Democratic-led State Assembly agree to his series of education reforms.

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In Push Toward Inclusion, a Need for Teachers Certified in Special Education

Posted on 01 April 2015

With research and federal law both supporting increased inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms, American school districts are working on getting as many teachers certified in special education as possible, and developing sound systems for early intervention and response.

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No Wrongdoing Found in Question of Sag Harbor School Board Member’s Residency

Posted on 01 April 2015

Longtime Sag Harbor School Board member Susan Kinsella’s decision to put her North Haven home on the market in October and move out of the district temporarily while her new home, also in Sag Harbor, is being renovated, has raised some eyebrows but is perfectly acceptable, according to district officials.

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Joe Markowski Named Buildings and Grounds Supervisor for Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 25 March 2015

Joseph Markowski, a longtime employee of Sag Harbor schools who has continued to serve the district on a volunteer basis since his retirement, was appointed buildings and grounds supervisor, a new position in the district, on Monday, March 23.

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