Education

Riverhead Schools Celebrate Black History Month

[caption id="attachment_12624" align="alignnone" width="600"] Roanoke Avenue third graders talk about the 1963 march on Washington.[/caption] Students in the Riverhead School District gathered in the high school auditorium last Thursday night for their annual celebration of Black History Month. The evening was filled with songs and poetry, speeches and personal reflections on the hopes and dreams of Riverhead students. [easingsliderpro id="54"] The school also recognized the winners of the Garfield Langhorne
Education Government News

Southold Kids Could Run Town’s Cable Access; Renewable Energy Committee Could Be Dissolved

[caption id="attachment_4538" align="alignnone" width="600"] Filming a recent Southold Town meeting[/caption] Southold Town is hoping to put its faith in high school students to videotape town meetings and perhaps run the programming on the town's cable access channel, Channel 22. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said at Tuesday's town board meeting that he's in discussions with audiovisual departments at Southold's three high schools, in Greenport, Mattituck and Southold, about having students
Education News News Analysis

When Common Core Becomes a Political Football

[caption id="attachment_5526" align="alignnone" width="600"] New North Fork State Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo addressed a group of parents upset about the Common Core at a forum in Riverhead in late January.[/caption] There's no denying that the New York State Education Department's rollout of the new Common Core education standards has been a disaster. As public school students throughout the state bore the brunt of tests rolled out without their teachers adequately prepared
Education Youth

Preaching Civil Disobedience on the Common Core

[caption id="attachment_4934" align="alignnone" width="600"] Speakers at Wednesday's Common Core forum[/caption] Parents are banding together throughout the East End in an act of civil disobedience, intending to keep their children from taking April's state exams, which were prepared under the new Common Core state education standards. A consortium of parents groups, including the Hampton Bays Parents for Common SENSE Education, LI East Enders Against Common Core and Riverhead Parents Questioning Common