04/18/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.

Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Shelter Island Board of Education this spring.

Three incumbents, whose terms expire at the end of June, are running in the May 16 election and Tracy McCarthy hopes to unseat one of them. She’s not targeting any particular candidate — all candidates are running for at-large seats, meaning the top three vote-getters will each be elected to a three-year term on the seven-member board. (more…)

11/09/15 12:11pm
In the beginning, the Shelter Island School Garden began with a ground breaking and in a short two seasons has come a long way. Now the district hopes to share in a grant that would help all such projects here and throughout the North Fork. (Credit: Joann Kirkland)

In the beginning, the Shelter Island School Garden began with a ground breaking and in a short two seasons has come a long way. Now the district hopes to share in a grant that would help all such projects here and throughout the North Fork. (Credit: JoAnn Kirkland)

Sometimes the fertilizer needed to help a garden grow is green: the color of the money used to purchase seeds, gardening supplies and the educational materials students need to learn what works and what doesn’t.

School districts from Riverhead to Orient and Shelter Island combined forces recently to seek $100,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program to enhance their educational garden programs.  (more…)

07/28/14 2:00pm
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO
Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

When Shelter Island students return to school in September, they will be greeted by a new superintendent, Leonard Skuggevik.

Mr.Skuggevik  has been secondary school principal in the neighboring Greenport Union Free School District for the past five years. (more…)

03/14/14 2:00pm
From left, Southold Superintendent David Gamberg, author Andy Hargreaves, Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg, South Side High School principal Carol Burris, Plainview-Old Bethpage assistant superintendent Tim Eagen, Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen and Shelter Island Superintendent Michael Hynes. Mr. Hargreaves co-wrote "Professional Capital" with education advocate Michael Fullan, who joined the panel via Skype. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

School district administrators and teachers gathered Thursday at Stony Brook University for a panel discussion about”Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School.” Book co-author and education advocate Michael Fullan joined the panel via Skype. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The leaders of three local school districts have partnered up to expand educational opportunities within their schools in the midst of mandates coming down from Albany as part of what’s known as the Common Core State Standards.

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03/13/14 7:30pm

Panelists at Thursday night’s ‘Public Education at a Crossroads’ forum at Stony Brook University. (Credit: Michael White)

A forum entitled “Public Education at a Crossroads,” organized by three East End school superintendents, is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stony Brook University’s Wang Center.

Follow the link below for live streaming video of the event:

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