Schools: Dinosaurs, One-Word Challenge and Regeneron Scholar

Northport-East Northport third graders will be be studying a new science unit curriculum this spring. “What Happened to the Dinosaurs?” is a life science unit about  interdependent relationships in ecosystems. The district’s elementary science curriculum writing team has been working on developing the unit lesson Read More …

Schools Get New Guidelines on Covid-19 Testing Rates

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that counties with positivity rates of 9 percent or higher could  keep their schools open if in-school testing shows the rate is below the community average. “If their schools are below the level of positivity in the community, they Read More …

Schools: Book Fairs, Science in Elwood

Three schools in the Huntington district are working with the Book Revue to support their virtual book fairs.    To participate, shop online at bookrevue.com or in the store and at checkout  identify the school the sale supports–Jefferson, Jack Abrams or Woodhull–and 20% of the 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 …

Schools: Students Recognized for Voting Video

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School  seniors Rithika Narayan and Juliana Weber recently won the Huntington League of Women Voters’ virtual civic engagement video contest. In their video, “The Importance of Voting for High School Students,” Rithika and Juliana explain why young eligible voters need to Read More …

All Fall High School Sports Postponed Until January

Athletic officials Friday postponed all fall sports until January, citing concerns about the spread of Covid-19 and logistical problems. A statewide school superintendents association had opposed restarting sports in September, citing the need to focus on academic, transportation and other issues first. Section XI, which Read More …