Education

Through Summer School, Districts Support Students Who Fell Behind During COVID Closures

Beginning in July, educators on the East End will work with the many students who struggled to grasp material during remote learning. Another complication: most instruction will continue to take place online.

Shelter Island Preschool Hosts Online Fundraiser To Keep Operation Thriving

The Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center earlier this month launched a GoFundMe online fundraiser to raise money for the nonprofit’s early childhood program, which may be in jeopardy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

East End Districts Prepare For Graduation Week

With graduations slated for Friday and into the weekend, high schools on the East End are getting ready to say goodbye to their seniors. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, school staff have altered traditional ceremony plans, giving tenacious students the chance to walk across the stage and receive their hard-earned diplomas.

Manhattan Private School Launches East Hampton Outpost

This fall, a Manhattan private school will open an East Hampton campus — a welcome development for families who fled New York City as the COVID-19 pandemic peaked and who hesitate to return.

Visual Diary, Compiled by High School Photographers, Chronicles ‘Community in Crisis’

It is with that intention that Pierson art teacher Peter Solow encouraged his high school photography students to capture day-to-day life around them, turned upside down by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and recent anti-racism protests.

Budget Passes; DeSesa, Kriegsman and Kruel Elected to School Board

In Sag Harbor, incumbents Brian DeSesa and Alex Kriegsman were re-elected to the board with former board president Sandi Kruel earning the third seat on the board. Newcomers Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel were unsuccessful in their bids for school board.

McCleland, Verzosa Easily Returned to Bridgehampton School Board as Budget Passes

In the Bridgehampton School District, the budget passed by a wide margin, 262-102, with incumbents Kathleen McCleland and Markanthony Verzosa earning re-election to the Bridgehampton School Board of Education.

Caps And Ceremonies Up in The Air As Graduation Rules Change Again

With an announcement that prompted both celebration and consternation, Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday decided graduation ceremonies may be held outdoors. The caveat? No more than 150 people may attend the socially-distanced events.

Sag Harbor School District Releases Statement on George Floyd’s Death

The Sag Harbor School District released a statement Friday on the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general in the United States.

Sag Harbor Schools Weigh Graduation Options

Sag Harbor School District officials are weighing two options for graduation ceremonies in late June, with the ultimate plan largely dependent on whether the state will allow schools to host large gatherings, Superintendent Jeff Nichols said on Tuesday.

Pierson PTSA Hosts Virtual Meet The Candidates Debate

The Pierson PTSA sponsored a Zoom Meet the Candidates debate on Tuesday, June 2, between the five candidates running for three seats on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education — Brian DeSesa, Alex Kriegsman, Sandi Kruel, Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel.

School Board Candidates State Their Cases

School Board Candidates State Their Cases

School Budget Proposals For 2020-2021

School Budget Proposals For 2020-2021

Pandemic-Induced Enrollment Spikes? Not Yet, Local School Officials Say

School superintendents interviewed this week said that while they have fielded some inquiries from newly arriving families, they were largely informal in nature — and nowhere near as numerous as repeated on the social media grapevine.

Mike Semkus Memorial Workout Area Now Open To The Public

Nestled behind Pierson High School now sits “The Mike Semkus Memorial Workout Area,” which has officially been opened to the public after temporary postponement of construction.

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Silence Won’t Protect You

Beginning November 10, and continuing each Tuesday through December 8, Montauk Library will host a fall virtual reading and discussion series titled “Your Silence Will Not Protect You! — The Writing of Audre Lorde,” a Humanities New York Reading Program.

VIDEO: Express News Group Hosts 1st Congressional District Debate

The Express News Group hosted a debate on Monday night, October 26, between the two candidates for the 1st Congressional District, incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin and his Democratic challenger Nancy Goroff.

Sag Harbor Police Investigate Burglary at Public Works Building

On Monday, Sag Harbor Village Police announced it is asking the public to help identify two subjects wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary that occurred at the Sag Harbor Village Public Works building on Columbia Street on October 15, around 11 p.m.