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Supported by a 2020 study that shows a shocking lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among New York state residents ages 18 to 39, several state lawmakers, including State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, are backing legislation that aims to ensure that schools are teaching students about the historical event as required by an existing state law. more
The proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2021-22 school year, $102.49 million, is identical to the current operating budget. Board of Education trustees and district administrators have worked hard to keep costs down while making effective use of funds to upgrade academic programs and renovate school buildings. more
Having seven community members run for school board — people who are willing to be intimately involved in running the Hewlett-Woodmere School District — makes us smile. It also makes endorsing five of those seven more difficult, because they all articulated their ideas and opinions so well. more
While the proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2021-22 school year is identical to the current operating budget – $102,490,053 with 0 percent tax-cap increase – one thing has changed since Assistant superintendent for Business and Operations Jeremy Feder unveiled the preliminary fiscal plan in March: Lawrence will not lost nearly $60,000 in state aid. more
Residents in the Lawrence School District could party like it is 2018. Three years ago the ballot for the Board of Education was identical to this year’s with incumbent Trustee Heshy Blachorsky being challenged by Asher Matathias and Trustee Abel Feldhamer running unopposed. All terms are three years. more
Due to Covid-19 many schools have had to shut down sports for the rest of the year, but things might be changing for the better. Lawrence Woodmere Academy’s girls finished their volleyball season. more
Since the last column I have wrote, I have seen the light and positivity that many of us Lawrence High School students have been longing for. First and foremost, sports were able to resume this year. more
The one constant with the coronavirus pandemic is the continuous changes and earlier in April the New York State Department of Health made more changes as it issued new guidance for school reopening plans. more
In the weeks before Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), early childhood students at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway spent time preparing for what would be a boisterous celebration on April 15. more
Combining their English Language Arts learning with social studies, Lawrence Elementary School sixth-graders created Greek clay pots drawing on the inspiration from reading the Rick Riordan novel “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief” and studying ancient Greece. more
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