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Shelter Island’s representatives in the New York State Legislature are split on a bill that would give undocumented immigrants the right to have driver’s licenses.
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The Miss Nancy fishing boat moving through Greenport Harbor.
Commercial fisherman in New York are in the midst of a fluke fishing closure that will run until the end of the month. (more…)
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…)
Since its inception in 2010, the Common Core Standards Initiative has met with scrutiny and often disdain from parents and educators across the country.
The system of standardized tests and its connection to teacher evaluation has been labeled such a failure by some that the headline of a December 2015 New York Daily News article on changes to the program dubbed it “Common Corpse.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.
The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.
A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)