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Pilot Program Proposes Using Performance-based Tests Instead of Regents Exams

The New York State Department of Education is launching a pilot program to study new ways to change high school diploma requirements including using performance-based assessments instead of Regents examinations. 

Send Your Kids Back to School With These Fun Snacks

Aside from packing your kids a healthy and nutritious lunch, it is important to make sure they have snacks that will keep them full and energized throughout the day.

Expert Weighs In on Benefits of Kids Wearing Masks At School

Our new governor, Kathy Hochul, has asked state health officials to require a universal mask mandate in both public and private schools. But many parents understandably have concerns about kids mask-wearing all day at school. 

Rite Aid to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing to Students in NY

Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp said on Thursday it would be offering free Covid-19 tests to students in public schools in New York state before or at the start of the upcoming school year.

Adelphi University President Dr. Christine Riordan Talks Pandemic Adjustments

Adelphi University President Dr. Christine Riordan, the school’s 10th president, took office in July 2015. She talked with the Long Island Press about the past six years, the pandemic and the future.

Racism Accusations Shake Several Long Island School Districts

Five schools across Long Island are reportedly under investigation or facing criticism after reports of racist comments and behavior toward students, electoral candidates, and parents in recent weeks.

Child Missing Milestones? When the Next Step is an IEP

Have you noticed your child struggling in school? Perhaps they are having a hard time learning to read, can’t grasp multistep math problems, or are having difficulty staying focused in class. So what can you do?

NY Dept. of Education Petitions To Cancel Spring State Exams

The New York State Department of Education is seeking a federal waiver to exempt third through 12th grade students from taking state exams for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year as the country continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

How Parents, Kids Can Ease Into The New School Year

As we enter into a new school year, how can we ease our kids back into full-time or blended remote learning?

NY Adding Cases in Schools To Coronavirus Tracker

New York State's coronavirus tracker website will have a new function that tracks cases in schools statewide starting on Wednesday, officials said.