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How Long Beach School District navigates budget concerns and a school potential closure. Community engagement rises as May vote approaches. more
Explore the budget dilemmas facing Long Beach schools: layoffs, program cuts, and the uncertain fate of East School. more
Since Jan. 16, when Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled her proposed fiscal year 2025 budget, educators have been focused on state aid for local schools. The governor’s spending plan includes about … more
Elected officials gathered at the Long Beach school district administration building last week to speak out against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget cuts to schools. Parents, educators, … more
The Long Beach Board of Education met for its rescheduled meeting Jan. 16, initially planned for Jan. 9 but delayed due to inclement weather. The spotlight of the meeting centered on the high … more
Megan Grahlfs, a community member and marine science teacher at Long Beach High School, is on a mission to combat plastic pollution. She drew inspiration from her Global Exploration for Educators … more
A fresh approach to early education was announced at the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting, unveiling Lido Elementary’s new full-day Pre-Kindergarten program. The program, Wondergarten, … more
Long Beach’s Channel Park Homes were neglected after Hurricane Sandy, according to a report released last week by ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based civil rights organization. It concluded that there had been a lack of remediation at the public housing development, and that mold-infested homes there continued to pose a health hazard. more
In the wake of a study released by ERASE Racism last week that raised concerns about health and safety issues at the Channel Park Homes after Hurricane Sandy, the city sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery this week calling on those agencies to address the report’s findings. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
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