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The Lawrence High School Golden Tornadoes varsity football team was forced to forfeit its Sept. 18 road game vs. Friends Academy because the team, except for vaccinated members, had to quarantine due to a positive Covid-19 case, Superintendent Dr. Ann Pedersen said. more
It was too eerie for people who experienced 9/11, 2 0 years ago. The day was identical to Sept. 11, 2001. Beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine as Hewlett Elementary School students — second through fifth grade — paraded out of the building for the annual Patriot Day commemoration, on Sept. 10, one day before the actual day the terrorist attacks occurred two decades ago. more
Two former Hewlett High School athletes who made their mark in two sports will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony before the Bulldogs’ Homecoming game against Valley Stream North on Saturday. more
Making official what has been known and now mandated by the new governor, Lawrence School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Pedersen said that when the school doors opened on Thursday, students, teachers and staff will be wearing masks. more
The confusion, utter joy and comfort with the familiar were all on display at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere on Sept. 1, the first day of school. more
After months of awaiting requirements for school operations from the New York State Department of Health and State Education Department, the school districts and schools in the Five Towns received the needed guidance and have developed reopening plans. more
With more than 20 years of educational experience and familiarity with the Five Towns, Rabbi Nissan Goldberg has joined The Brandeis School mishpacha – which means family in Hebrew – bringing his unconventional learning methods. more
The shortage of school bus drivers in New York state that began nearly four years ago and that now stretches across the country has continued throughout, and been deepened by, the coronavirus pandemic. Five Towns school districts are concerned, and bus companies are aggressively recruiting drivers. more
A teacher once told a classroom full of seventh-graders that if they could read, they could rule the world. The Lawrence School District’s goals might not be quite as lofty, but it plans to ensure that its students — from kindergartners to high school seniors — can read and are reading. more
With schools expected to reopen in roughly five weeks, preparations for a new educational year are in flux, as the two public school districts and yeshivas in the Five Towns await State Education Department guidelines amid an apparently re-strengthening coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, after this article went to press: Districts must develop their own reopening plans, state officials saidy, surprising local educators who eagerly had been awaiting guidance on the school year. more
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