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Please, Can’t We Go to School?

Challenge for educators: teaching social-emotional learning through a screen.

Apr 9, 2020
Education Briefs

Proposition 2 in East Hampton

The East Hampton School Board has agreed to add a second proposition to the school budget ballot asking for voter approval to spend $2.2 million from a capital reserve account for a commercial kitchen at East Hampton High School. During a virtual meeting on April 1, board members pointed out that the measure would not increase taxes because the district already has the money set aside.

Apr 9, 2020
Donated Kits Keep Kids Busy

Supplies for Success, a national organization founded 18 years ago and now based in Sagaponack, has handed out thousands of art kits filled with coloring books, crayons, construction paper, washable glue, and other items to help keep children learning and busy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 9, 2020
State Cancels Regents Exams

Because of uncertainty about the resumption of traditional classroom instruction, the New York State Education Department has canceled Regents exams scheduled for June. Students must pass a number of Regents exams, high school-level tests, in order to graduate. 

Apr 8, 2020
Order Halts School Projects

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week clarified what “essential” means for contractors, halting most forms of construction through at least April 19 — school construction included. Districts in Springs, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor are bumping up against this order.     

Apr 2, 2020
School Boards Go Virtual

Their meetings are not without technical issues, but local school boards have ventured into the world of virtual assemblies and live-streaming on various platforms.     

Apr 2, 2020
Schools Feeding Students

For students who rely on schools to provide nutritious meals each day, there is assistance available locally for breakfast and lunch.

Mar 26, 2020
Arts Activities for Kids Move Online

Arts organizations including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Bay Street Theater, and the Parrish Art Museum have modified their educational programs for families and children to offer them digitally and free of charge. 

Mar 26, 2020
Sag Harbor School District Reports COVID-19 Cases

The Sag Harbor School District on Wednesday announced "more than one member of our school community" has been diagnosed with COVID-19, making it the second local school to confirm at least one case.

Mar 25, 2020
School Districts Step Up for Children of Essential Workers

School districts and day care centers here are answering the governor’s call to help parents and caregivers who are first responders, health care workers, and other essential employees during the COVID-19 response.

Mar 23, 2020
For Teachers and Students a Crash Course in Distance Learning

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo this week ordered schools statewide to close through March 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some districts here had already announced plans to close for two weeks. Many administrators believe the closure will be extended.

Mar 19, 2020
Sag Harbor’s Interim Superintendent Resigns

Eleanor Tritt, the interim superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District, resigned Wednesday from her post.

Mar 18, 2020