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The Brandeis School on Frost Lane in Lawrence has been closed since March 16 like all schools across New York state because of the coronavirus pandemic, and nearly two months later using the Zoom video conferencing platform student and teachers from nursery to the eighth grade have connected for general and Judaic education classes, art and gym. more
The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team dropped its first game of the season, but since that 72-60 loss to Occidental College in California on Nov. 9, the Maccabees have reeled off 25 consecutive wins. more
In recognition of Teachers Appreciation Week, the Lawrence Middle School assistant principals created a motorcade that drove by the homes of Lawrence School District teachers honking horn and showing thank you signs and dropped off “goodies,” on May 6. more
Saying “No New Yorker should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered mail-in ballots in local school elections to be counted if received by June 16. more
An Atlantic Beach resident who formerly taught English at The Brandeis School in Lawrence has been accused of sexually abusing a student for five years beginning when he was just 13, according to a court petition filed on Feb. 24. 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
Administrators and teachers at Hewlett-Woodmere School District’s Franklin Early Childhood Center held a car parade for its first grade graduates on June 12. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all schools across New York state to be closed until April 1 amid the coronavirus outbreak. more
School buildings in the Five Towns and across New York will remain closed through the end of the school year – officially June 30 in the state – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on May 1, two weeks days before his previous extension was to elapse.  more
Former Trade School students reveled in their friendships and good times at the annual reunion at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on July 29. more
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