Schools: No Place for Hate; Snow Days Could Be Over

The Huntington school district plans to participate in a program that could have kids in front of their computers instead of sledding down a hill when buildings are closed because of snow. The State Education Department is piloting a program that will allow for remote Read More …

St. Anthony’s Girls Capture Soccer Championship

St. Anthony’s won the girls soccer CHSAA ‘AA’ championship Saturday morning,defeating Sacred Heart, 1-0. Eva LaVecchia put the ball in the net in the first half of the hard-fought match. The Friars captured their ninth consecutive championship on a 9-0 season. Catholic schools have been Read More …

Whitman High School to Reopen After Covid-19 Diagnosis

Walt Whitman High School will reopen Tuesday for classes after a one-day shutdown caused by a student Covid-19 diagnosis. Dr. David Bennardo, the South Huntington school district superintendent, said in a call to the school community Tuesday afternoon that a student received the diagnosis Sunday Read More …

Schools: Teachers Union Tracking Covid-19 Concerns; Budget Schedule

New York State United Teachers launched a website Monday to track coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in schools across the state.  The website, https://www.nysutcovidtracker.org/, collects on the health and safety violations and concerns reported by staff member, parents and community members. It also includes a mapping tool Read More …

January Regents Exams Canceled

All Regents exams that were scheduled for January have been canceled because of the Covid-19 epidemic, interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rose announced Thursday. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administration of Regents Examinations or any  other state assessment Read More …

Huntington Elementary Students Will Soon Return to Classrooms Full Time

Elementary pupils in the Huntington school district will soon give up hybrid learning for a fulltime return to the classroom. Starting Nov. 8, elementary students will either go all remote or return to classrooms on this schedule: Monday, November 9 – grades 1 & 4 Read More …

Counties Can Impose School Mask Mandates, Cuomo Says

Counties and municipalities will be able to mandate mask use in school districts, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday. When rules for reopening were set this summer, masks were recommended but not required by the state. Teachers unions expressed concern, saying in  August that about Read More …