03/22/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTON| Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom. At Monday's School Board meeting, Mr. Brigham spoke about new challenges of using technology in teaching.

JULIE LANE PHOTON| Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom. At Monday’s School Board meeting, Mr. Brigham spoke about new challenges of using technology in teaching.

Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik proposed Monday night that the Board of Education support his plan to extend the mentor program for new teachers into a fuller program of professional development.

The New Teacher Induction Academy would not only include the existing mentor program, but provide for ongoing group meetings of teachers. (more…)

03/18/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

Following his critical assessment of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s school aid proposal for the 2016-17 school year, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) has laid out a number of initiatives he and his legislative colleagues believe would improve funding, particularly for East End schools. (more…)

02/11/16 10:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Many times, when school district or government officials talk about spending, there’s an assumption they’re playing loose with public money and have no respect for hardworking taxpayers.

That assumption spurred the 2-percent state-imposed tax levy cap that Governor Andrew Cuomo says is vital to controlling property taxes.

But it was a gimmick then and is a gimmick now. (more…)