11/25/13 3:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO | These state-recommended modules for students in kindergarten through fifth grade on Superintendent Michael Hynes’ desk won’t be used on Shelter Island, but are being replaced by district-selected materials.

A “crescendo of negativity” surrounding the new state-imposed “Common Core Standards” (CCS) and accompanying testing and teacher evaluations system has spread to Shelter Island, according to Superintendent Michael Hynes. (more…)