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School districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, along with rest of the state, will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 7. He said he based his decision on low infection rates recorded in every region. more
Nearly a hundred educators from Jewish day schools in Arizona, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and New York, including three from schools that serve the Five Towns, took part in a two-week virtual summit that offered a wide range of workshops to help them prepare for the new school year. more
With 58 percent of the households in the Lawrence School Districts responding to a survey that aimed to gauge comfort with the three proposed academic plans for the coming school year, 39 percent answered that they are very comfortable with remote instruction compared with 28 percent for in-person learning and 23 percent for the hybrid plan that is a combination of remote and in classroom instruction.   more
Since Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, James Hodge, the chairman of the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, has been without a permanent home. But that hasn’t diminished his drive to help others … more
The hybrid model that students in New York state schools could be using this coming school year, a combination of in-person and distance learning, was in use for the July 14 Lawrence Board of … more
Iris Guevara-Interiano, a Lawrence student studying nurse assisting at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society because of superior scholastic achievement, dedicated community service and the enthusiastic endorsement of her teachers, BOCES officials said. more
SIBSPlace, like many health care providers, changed on the fly from serving its clientele in-person inside in a Hewlett office building to offering therapy sessions on the online Zoom platform because of the coronavirus pandemic. more
In mid-August, the Herald Community Newspapers will start a new webinar series featuring special guests to discuss the big-picture issues affecting Nassau County residents. First up will be a webinar … more
The deadline for New York state school districts and schools to submit the three state mandated school reopening plans is July 31, and what those plans will include has generated much discussion. The plans are for in-person instruction, remote learning and a hybrid of the two. more
A 79-year-old relationship between the Independent Coach Corporation and the Lawrence School District appears to have been severed because of a financial dispute as the Inwood-based bus company declined to renew its yearly contract with the school district. more
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