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06/19/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A beloved tradition continues
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Annual Fireworks show will take place July 8, 2017 at Crescent Beach. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received over the past two years and hope we can count on it again this year. (more…)

06/09/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Common Core.

The name itself had become toxic. It was only a matter of time before New York followed the lead of other states, like Florida, and rebranded the educational standards with a fresh name.

Welcome to “Next Generation Learning Standards.” It doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like Common Core, and doesn’t fit on a posterboard as easily, which is probably how state officials prefer it. (more…)

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10/31/16 12:00pm
TOM GANNON PHOTO Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin.

TOM GANNON PHOTO Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin.

04/19/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik says the federal governemnt is threatening states to take action against districts where fewer than 95 percent of eligible students took Common Core standardized tests.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is weighing the chances that his district could see a cut in state aid due to the number of students who opted not to take Common Core standardized English and math tests this spring. (more…)

01/11/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Superintendent of Schools Leonard Skuggevik presented the Board of Education with a progress report on meeting goals for the 2015-16 school year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Superintendent of Schools Leonard Skuggevik .

The closer you are to students will determine your ability to make the best decisions about their education.

That’s the way Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik sees it and why he’s inclined to agree with his predecessor, Michael Hynes, who has called for dissolution of the United State Department of Education.

Mr. Hynes made his thoughts clear in December, writing that federal initiatives through the years — from “No Child Left Behind,” “Race to the Top” and the soon to be implemented “Every Student Succeeds Act” — fail to improve education. (more…)