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Students still read textbooks and jot notes in paper binders today, but technology reigns supreme in most all Long Island schools and in most all grades, from kindergarten through high school. How teachers apply that technology and how students learn to use the high-tech devices at their disposal will, no doubt, have a profound effect on education — and the work world of the future. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District held its first Advanced Science Research Day at Long Island University Post on Nov. 17. more
Teamwork is not just important in the hockey rink, said New York Islander Nick Leddy, to the students of Birch Elementary School on Nov. 4. On the ice, all hands need to be on deck to score a goal, he added, just as all students need to work together on certain class assignments. more
Blaine Land of Merrick, was part of a group of more than 30 who wrapped an intense six-day bicycle ride through Israel last month. more
Bernard Otterman, a child survivor of the Holocaust who went on to become a professor of engineering and head a successful real estate company in New York City, died early on the morning of Nov. 14 at his home in Old Westbury. He was 80. more
After more than a year of debate, proponents of a playground in a vacant field in Merrick rejoiced last week as the Hempstead Town Board voted to accept county funding to start construction on the project. more
The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition led a panel of local transgender residents at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook University on Nov. 16 for the group’s latest forum, which she dubbed Trans 101. more
Even when he wasn’t terrorizing Mepham’s defense with his legs, Garden City’s Trevor Yeboah-Kodie found a way to create havoc in last Friday’s Nassau Conference II football championship game at Hofstra. more
Thanksgiving is here and the December holidays are right behind. It’s the time of year families will gather together to celebrate annual traditions, often seeing each other for the first time … more
A: No, using deodorants or antiperspirants does not increase your risk of breast cancer. Claims linking deodorant/antiperspirant use and breast cancer have been around for many years. The theory … more
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