12/11/15 4:15pm
12/11/2015 4:15 PM

Lee Zeldin defeats Tim Bishop for Congress

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has confirmed that President Barack Obama signed proposed legislation Thursday that includes his own proposal, dubbed the Zeldin Amendment, which will allow school districts to opt out of Common Core without sacrificing federal funding.

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06/24/15 5:59am
06/24/2015 5:59 AM
Greenport Elementary School's fifth-graders demonstrated Tuesday how their videos on local history are attached to QR codes. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Greenport Elementary School fifth-graders demonstrated Tuesday how their videos on local history are attached to QR codes. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

You could call a class project completed by fifth-graders at Greenport Elementary School a win-win: the kids got to enjoy a creative project that took them out of the classroom and into Greenport Village, and the teachers still managed to impart crucial lessons on history, technology and teamwork. (more…)

06/10/15 5:58am
06/10/2015 5:58 AM

Following the example of school districts like Hampton Bays and Patchogue-Medford, Greenport will be offering Regents exam prep courses this summer for the first time ever. And the classes will be open to anyone who wants to attend, whether they’re Greenport students or not.

The program will run July and August for students in grades 7-12. (more…)

04/22/15 2:00pm
04/22/2015 2:00 PM

Although it has become commonplace for a small minority of residents to express interest in running for a local school board post, this year’s turnout is of historically small proportions.

For the first time in 25 years, there won’t be a contested race on the ballot of any of the five North Fork school districts and all 11 open seats will likely be filled by the 11 names on the ballots.  (more…)

04/11/15 8:00am
04/11/2015 8:00 AM

As a seasoned educator, I strongly believe that well-designed tests are a valuable educational tool. When used properly, tests provide timely feedback about student progress. Rather than adding to the diagnostic value of tests, however, the NYS Common Core assessments are used solely to rank students, evaluate teachers and label schools as “failing,” slating them for takeover by privately run charters. (more…)