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  • Nassau County launches anti-bullying website

    Nassau County launches anti-bullying website

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:25:32 GMT
    Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.
    Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.

    Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.

    Nassau County unveiled an anti-bullying website Wednesday that provides helpful links defining bullying and resources to prevent it.

  • Dismissal woes at Central Islip school frustrate parents

    Dismissal woes at Central Islip school frustrate parents

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:40:30 GMT
    The dismissal process at Mulligan Elementary School in Central Islip has some parents frustrated during the first week back to school.The dismissal process at Mulligan Elementary School in Central Islip has some parents frustrated during the first week back to school.

    The dismissal process at Mulligan Elementary School in Central Islip has some parents frustrated during the first week back to school.

    The dismissal process at Mulligan Elementary School in Central Islip has some parents frustrated during the first week back to school.

  • LGBT Network: More needs to be done for LI transgender students

    LGBT Network: More needs to be done for LI transgender students

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:47:11 GMT
    Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.
    Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.

    Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.

    Students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School were informed about a gender-neutral, single-stall restroom located in the school’s nursing office with the goal of creating a safe environment for transgender students.

  • Lynbrook continues to teach cursive handwriting despite no state requirement

    Lynbrook continues to teach cursive handwriting despite no state requirement

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:20:07 GMT
    Some say it's a dying art, but learning how to write in cursive is alive and well in the Lynbrook School District.Some say it's a dying art, but learning how to write in cursive is alive and well in the Lynbrook School District.

    Some say it's a dying art, but learning how to write in cursive is alive and well in the Lynbrook School District.

    Some say it's a dying art, but learning how to write in cursive is alive and well in the Lynbrook School District.

  • Bus company, William Floyd School District come to agreement

    Bus company, William Floyd School District come to agreement

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-09-06 01:14:34 GMT
    The William Floyd Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting tonight to approve an agreement with First Student bus company on the large-bus contract.The William Floyd Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting tonight to approve an agreement with First Student bus company on the large-bus contract.

    The William Floyd Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting tonight to approve an agreement with First Student bus company on the large-bus contract.

    The William Floyd Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting tonight to approve an agreement with First Student bus company on the large-bus contract.

  • Long Island classrooms experience digital divide

    Long Island classrooms experience digital divide

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-09-05 21:56:39 GMT
    While some schools, such as Southside High School in Rockville Centre, have access to plenty of technology, other districts have a hard time affording it.While some schools, such as Southside High School in Rockville Centre, have access to plenty of technology, other districts have a hard time affording it.

    While some schools, such as Southside High School in Rockville Centre, have access to plenty of technology, other districts have a hard time affording it.

    While some schools, such as Southside High School in Rockville Centre, have access to plenty of technology, other districts have a hard time affording it.

  • Mother claims Sachem busing change puts daughters at risk

    Mother claims Sachem busing change puts daughters at risk

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-09-05 02:11:12 GMT
    A mother in Ronkonkoma is claiming that a change to busing policy in Sachem School District will put her three young daughters and other children in her community at risk.A mother in Ronkonkoma is claiming that a change to busing policy in Sachem School District will put her three young daughters and other children in her community at risk.

    A mother in Ronkonkoma is claiming that a change to busing policy in Sachem School District will put her three young daughters and other children in her community at risk.

    A mother in Ronkonkoma is claiming that a change to busing policy in Sachem School District will put her three young daughters and other children in her community at risk.

  • State Board of Regents to consider changing graduation requirements

    State Board of Regents to consider changing graduation requirements

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-09-04 21:24:38 GMT
    While it was the first day of school for many districts across Long Island, the New York State Board of Regents is considering changes to the requirements for graduation at the end of the school year.While it was the first day of school for many districts across Long Island, the New York State Board of Regents is considering changes to the requirements for graduation at the end of the school year.

    While it was the first day of school for many districts across Long Island, the New York State Board of Regents is considering changes to the requirements for graduation at the end of the school year.

    While it was the first day of school for many districts across Long Island, the New York State Board of Regents is considering changes to the requirements for graduation at the end of the school year.

  • District urges parents to make contingency plans amid bus dispute

    District urges parents to make contingency plans amid bus dispute

    Friday, August 31 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-09-01 02:49:32 GMT
    Families in the William Floyd School District are being urged to make contingency transportation plans ahead of the start of school next week, after a renewed effort to secure bus service for students failed.Families in the William Floyd School District are being urged to make contingency transportation plans ahead of the start of school next week, after a renewed effort to secure bus service for students failed.

    Families in the William Floyd School District are being urged to make contingency transportation plans ahead of the start of school next week, after a renewed effort to secure bus service for students failed.

    Families in the William Floyd School District are being urged to make contingency transportation plans ahead of the start of school next week, after a renewed effort to secure bus service for students failed.

  • Hundreds of Hempstead students going to Franklin Square school

    Hundreds of Hempstead students going to Franklin Square school

    Thursday, August 30 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-08-31 02:47:07 GMT

    About 600 Hempstead students will be going to a school in Franklin Square after their building was damaged in a fire.

    About 600 Hempstead students will be going to a school in Franklin Square after their building was damaged in a fire.

  • NBA's Tobias Harris gives out backpacks to Hempstead students

    NBA's Tobias Harris gives out backpacks to Hempstead students

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-08-30 03:09:12 GMT

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris gave out free backpacks Wednesday to students at ABGS Middle School in Hempstead.

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris gave out free backpacks Wednesday to students at ABGS Middle School in Hempstead.

  • Suffolk superintendents lay out blueprint for school safety

    Suffolk superintendents lay out blueprint for school safety

    Monday, August 27 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-08-27 21:16:03 GMT

    School superintendents in Suffolk County say they've created a blueprint for school safety as students are set to return to classes next week.

    School superintendents in Suffolk County say they've created a blueprint for school safety as students are set to return to classes next week.

  • Nassau executive seeks input on school speed-zone cameras

    Nassau executive seeks input on school speed-zone cameras

    Monday, August 27 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-08-27 20:37:55 GMT
    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is reaching out to residents to get their input on school speed-zone cameras.Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is reaching out to residents to get their input on school speed-zone cameras.

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is reaching out to residents to get their input on school speed-zone cameras.

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is reaching out to residents to get their input on school speed-zone cameras.

  • US Education Dept. mulls arming teachers amid wave of criticism

    US Education Dept. mulls arming teachers amid wave of criticism

    Thursday, August 23 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-08-23 21:33:31 GMT
    The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.
    The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.

    The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.

    The U.S. Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.

  • Bus driver contract issue could leave thousands of students stranded

    Bus driver contract issue could leave thousands of students stranded

    Thursday, August 23 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-23 21:29:15 GMT
    Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.
    Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.

    Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.

    Thousands of Long Island students could be without buses for the start of school just two weeks away.

  • Board votes to shutter historic New Suffolk School

    Board votes to shutter historic New Suffolk School

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-01 03:46:09 GMT

    A historic East End school is expected to close due to financial issues.

    A historic East End school is expected to close due to financial issues.

  • U.S. News and World Report names 7 LI schools best in the nation

    U.S. News and World Report names 7 LI schools best in the nation

    Jericho High School was ranked the highest on Long Island, followed by Garden City, Great Neck North and then Syosset.

    Jericho High School was ranked the highest on Long Island, followed by Garden City, Great Neck North and then Syosset.

  • Teen arrested after threats found at Smithtown H.S. East

    Teen arrested after threats found at Smithtown H.S. East

    A threat against the junior prom at Smithtown High School East prompted extra security measures Friday and led to the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.A threat against the junior prom at Smithtown High School East prompted extra security measures Friday and led to the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.

    A threat against the junior prom at Smithtown High School East prompted extra security measures Friday and led to the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.

    A threat against the junior prom at Smithtown High School East prompted extra security measures Friday and led to the arrest of a 15-year-old girl.

  • Taxpayers angry after district pays $153K for senior trip to Disney

    Taxpayers angry after district pays $153K for senior trip to Disney

    Most of the senior class at Shoreham-Wading River High School went to Orlando last month, costing taxpayers nearly $153,000.Most of the senior class at Shoreham-Wading River High School went to Orlando last month, costing taxpayers nearly $153,000.

    The trip to Disney World is a long-standing tradition. However, in the past the kids' families paid most costs and far fewer seniors came along.

    The trip to Disney World is a long-standing tradition. However, in the past the kids' families paid most costs and far fewer seniors came along.

  • Security increased at Bellport H.S. after student slayings

    Security increased at Bellport H.S. after student slayings

    There was increased security Monday at Bellport High School as students returned to class for the first time since the suspected gang slayings of two classmates and two other men in a Central Islip park.There was increased security Monday at Bellport High School as students returned to class for the first time since the suspected gang slayings of two classmates and two other men in a Central Islip park.

    The bodies of Jorge Tigre, 18, and Justin Llivicura, 16, and two other young men were discovered in Central Islip last week.

    The bodies of Jorge Tigre, 18, and Justin Llivicura, 16, and two other young men were discovered in Central Islip last week.

  • 100,000 LI students expected to opt out of Common Core testing

    100,000 LI students expected to opt out of Common Core testing

    Common Core opponents expected about 100,000 Long Island students to opt out during the second day of testing Tuesday.Common Core opponents expected about 100,000 Long Island students to opt out during the second day of testing Tuesday.

    Common Core opponents expected about 100,000 Long Island students to opt out during the second day of testing Tuesday. 

    Common Core opponents expected about 100,000 Long Island students to opt out during the second day of testing Tuesday. 

  • NY budget could cover college tuition for more students

    NY budget could cover college tuition for more students

    Lawmakers in Albany were close to approving a measure Wednesday that would provide free tuition at state colleges for eligible students.Lawmakers in Albany were close to approving a measure Wednesday that would provide free tuition at state colleges for eligible students.

    Lawmakers in Albany were close to approving a measure Wednesday that would provide free tuition at state colleges for eligible students. 

    Lawmakers in Albany were close to approving a measure Wednesday that would provide free tuition at state colleges for eligible students. 

  • Chaminade H.S. student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

    Chaminade H.S. student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

    A Chaminade High School student was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools – a feat his friends and teachers are not surprised by.A Chaminade High School student was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools – a feat his friends and teachers are not surprised by.
    A Chaminade High School student was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools – a feat his friends and teachers are not surprised by. Jude Okonkwo, a senior with a 98.9 grade point average, says it's still sinking in. "It's emotional. I really don't know what to think. I didn't process it yet. But I mean I have initial feelings of gratitude for having these opportunities," he tells News 12 Long Island. Okonkwo is known for his writing skills as the editor of the...
    A Chaminade High School student was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools – a feat his friends and teachers are not surprised by. Jude Okonkwo, a senior with a 98.9 grade point average, says it's still sinking in. "It's emotional. I really don't know what to think. I didn't process it yet. But I mean I have initial feelings of gratitude for having these opportunities," he tells News 12 Long Island. Okonkwo is known for his writing skills as the editor of the...
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