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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a plan to overhaul the state’s Common Core system by adopting new, locally-designed standards along with less testing.
It seems that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has heard the complaints of many superintendents and principals: Common Core, in its current form, has some problems, and it’s time to make some changes. READ
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…)
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…)
• Shelby Kostal of Greenport has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, where she is studying biology. (more…)
• Lauren Carlson, a 2007 graduate of Mattituck High School, recently earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn (Ala.) University College of Veterinary Medicine. She will be interning in Albuquerque, N.M. (more…)
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…)
• Marvin Rodriguez of Greenport, a senior computer science major at SUNY/Oneonta, has received the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest award given to students within the SUNY system. (more…)
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…)