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The Rockville Centre School District is just about done drawing up its tentative budget, officials said, and expect to unveil it in detail at its budget work session on Feb. 27. more
Runners on South Side High School’s winter track team outlasted their competitors earlier this month to claim a county championship in the 4x800-meter relay. more
The time between escaping the violence of Colombia and coming to Queens at age 9 to becoming a state assemblywoman was no smooth ride for Catalina Cruz, who last November became the first “Dreamer” in New York elected to public office. more
St. Agnes Cathedral School held its annual Dinner Dance last Saturday at the Carltun in Eisenhower Park, where community members were honored for their support and service to Catholic education. more
South Side High School’s graduation rate was the third highest on Long Island, according to data recently released by the state Education Department. more
With Feb. 14 drawing near and marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead, the nation’s legislators, students, parents and activists continue to fight for stricter gun policies. In New York, proposed gun reform laws could be passed in Albany as soon as this week, according to State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. more
The New York State Senate passed a bill last week that eliminates the mandatory use of state assessments to determine a teacher or principal’s effectiveness. It amends a 2015 education law and empowers school districts and teachers to make the decision on whether to use standardized tests in teacher or principal evaluations. more
The Rockville Centre Education Foundation will hold its 29th fundraising gala on April 6, during which it will honor those who have enhanced the community through technology. more
The Rockville Centre School District is one of 21 districts in the state deemed susceptible to fiscal stress, according to a report released last week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Five other districts were categorized as having significant fiscal stress. more
St. Agnes Cathedral School held its annual Open House last Sunday, during which prospective students and their families toured the building and learned about its offerings. more
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