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Since 2017, Muslim parents and students in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District have asked that the Board of Education consider adding two Muslim holy days, Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha, to the school calendar. The days are now recognized by 22 districts across Long Island. more
Several parents in the Rockville Centre School District have voiced their displeasure with school officials after they announced plans to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated audience members at next month’s winter concerts. more
After developing and seeing through a five-year strategic plan to make improvements, helping to generate project ideas for a bond that was approved by voters to upgrade facilities and seeing the East Rockaway School District through the Covid-19 pandemic, Superintendent Lisa Ruiz announced at the Nov. 16 Board of Education meeting that she would retire at the end of the school year. more
A lifelong Woodmere resident who is the son and grandson of coaches and played basketball at Yeshiva University now leads his alma mater men’s team — a squad with a No. 2 ranking in … more
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Dina Anzalone, the principal of Ogden Elementary School in South Valley Stream, has, by all accounts, turned the building into a loving community, and has maintained its family feel, despite the obstacles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. more
South Side High School alumnus Randell Hansen took another step toward his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states when he took part in the New York City Marathon for the first time on Nov. 7. more
Voters in the East Rockaway School District on Monday approved an update to projects covered by the $27.7 million bond that passed in November 2019. The plans, which will bring no additional cost to taxpayers, were accepted, 117 “yes” votes to 50 “no” selections. more
Though East Rockaway dominated Oyster Bay twice in the regular season, the Rocks were unable to capture their second straight Nassau Class C girls’ volleyball championship against the Baymen on Monday at LIU-Post. more
Even in the worst of situations, Cleveland Woods was known to be cool, calm and collected and ready with a humorous witticism that more often than not disarmed the crisis and allowed the 6-foot-5 former basketball player who was a special education teacher with the Lawrence School District for more than 20 years to establish or reestablish a relationship. more
After successfully launching a Sources for Strength program at South Side High School to foster support and a sense of unity for those dealing with mental health issues, the program has expanded to elementary schools and to classes in the Oceanside and Freeport school districts. more
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