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Ohairs April 23, 2014 at 06:45 am
Does my heart good to see people are "getting it" Love the push back!!!
Flower Jasmin April 23, 2014 at 06:50 am
@Pat Richards, the main difference between wealthy liberals and non-libs is that non-libs want toRead More make lots of money while libs want to make money plus social engineer the society. Marx was also wealthy spoiled brat who decided he cared for masses. Yes, from his mansion in Europe he lead the bloodshed of millions.
Nick Nola April 23, 2014 at 06:55 am
Another blow to the communist common core
Billy Joel applauded and smiled during at the “The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute Concert” in Glen Cove. Credit: Glen Cove School District
loving lindy April 11, 2014 at 03:38 pm
I have not been on the Patch in some time and see this nice story about Billy Joel and of courseRead More there is a negative comment by "Get Off My Lawn." Why can't you just say nothing. Why need to comment. This is why no one reads the Patch anymore. Everyone gets so tired of the toxic people. I agree with Carol H. Enough already. Nicely done Billy! Now I am officially done with this on-line news thread. So please Get Off My Lawn, educate us all how "you are entitled to your opinion." No one cares!
teena April 11, 2014 at 07:05 pm
so sick of hearing everyone blaming the parents. the show ended, the parents were all leaving (toRead More get back to work!) and billy joel was sitting right by the exit. all the parents had to pass him. the 'mob' that bothered him for autographs was teachers who brought out their soloist along with their parents. he left because half the auditorium was leaving!
Gabe Gonsalves April 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
Billy Joel is a class act.......I know him from my younger days. The man is true to his roots.
The Nassau County Science Competition is set for June 8. Credit: Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Christopher Wendt April 10, 2014 at 07:32 am
Very strange that the names of the officers of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (an IRSRead More 501C3 organization in RVC) cannot be found anywhere. CSTL is running this competition. WHO ARE THEY? Let me know if anyone finds out. ----------------------------------------------------------------- My other question is, what does Nassau County have to do with education? The answer is, actually, nothing. Nor should they.
Cosmo April 10, 2014 at 08:48 am
It is another opportunity to put Mangano's name on something that he has nothing to do with.
Frank T April 10, 2014 at 09:11 am
An historic building was just demolished at Old Bethpage Restoration. Thank you Ed Mangano!
Photo: @EARizzo57 Twitter
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Liz, my point is a reality about home values. Not a stretch as you suggest. I know a principal whoRead More invited local realtors in for open houses to demonstrate how well the school was doing to offset the negative publicity portrayed by media. I saw firsthand parents who relocated to another school based on test scores. Parents don't trust realtors, they look on Greatschools.com and see a test score. Newspapers and news outlets report test scores, they don't take the time to break down why they schools score low let alone why they score high. Most parents won't spend the time to interview or do a walkthrough for a public school before attending.
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Liz, not to beat a dead horse, do your own research about test scores and home values. I think youRead More will be convinced.
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Disgusted, you are talking about teacher union leadership. IMO Tenure and teacher unions are killingRead More the quality of American education. Be accountable or get out of the profession.
Cherie Feinberg April 9, 2014 at 08:07 am
The JCC wanted to buy it and had given a very large deposit, the wonderful members of the SchoolRead More Board kept making more and more demands until the JCC had to pull out. I think the Board intended to Sell it to HALB all along. Why is it that District voters who had no children in yeshivas had no idea there was a vote to sell the school that day. There was no notice sent out as there was when the board wanted to sell it to the medical center.
Kathryn Mennella April 9, 2014 at 08:15 am
I didn't know the JCC put in a bid......I don't think many people did
Cherie Feinberg April 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm
They were in negotiations years ago - before the medical facility offered their bid.
Rob April 1, 2014 at 01:22 pm
Very insightful article...I believe this is whats known as trolling. My interaction with the PatchRead More is really waning. Since when is it acceptable to upload pictures of twitter posts and call it journalism?
Lorraine DeVita April 6, 2014 at 01:40 pm
And it was BECASUE of the warm fuzzy teacher that we spent hundreds of dollars monthly for tutors.Read More I would send her a belated bill if she is still around..
yeahitzme April 6, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We all agree what a vital impact teachers have on their students and all of our children...whoRead More surely are the future of society. We all want what is best for all and there is no one exact road or method to get there...adapting and being flexible depending on any situation is a skill that that garners best results...finding what works and building upon that will most likely have positive results. And yes...mushy is definately not the desired method of instruction and yes...those tutoring bills can add up quite fast with the going rate...Unfortunately...my child had one of those no nonsense teachers and that was the subject I was paying those tutors for...A child that shuts down...can't learn...that approach did not work for them. I am sure there is a comfortable middle ground where both firm and supportive instruction can coexist successfully for both teacher and student. I think it comes down to a respect from and for the teacher! We all know it only takes a short moment to tear something down that may have taken years to build up....Teaching is not easy in any regard...but the rewards are great...as Marion accidentally found out on Facebook when feedback from long past students confirmed...she had gotten things "right" in her instruction along the way... Great effort from all involved is required to achieve success in most cases..albeit that natural prodigy genius that is very rare to come by! May we ALL be successful...and joyful...whichever road we choose!
Lorraine DeVita April 6, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Excellent points! Going too far in either direction has consequences...mostly negative. RespectRead More to me must be earned or at the very least in some cases retained , title or position, alphabet soup before or after a name , does not automatically grant respect. The PERSON earns the respect ...... ie- .the OFFICE of the president deserves respect despite WHO is sitting in the chair, the Person who is IN the job needs to earn the respect OF the title.
New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King fielded angry questions and comments at a Common Core forum on Long Island in 2013.
NYCLU LHV March 19, 2014 at 03:44 pm
We will be holding a free public forum on our students' right to learn. Among the topics to beRead More discussed will be about the Common Core. Please join us at the Greenburgh Public Library on March 25 at 6:30 PM. Thank you, lowerhudsonvalley@nyclu.org
Commack Resident March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
My son is a top student in 4th grade. He easily passed the new Common Core State ELA and Math testsRead More last year. This year, he is NOT taking them. I have no doubt he would "pass" again, but, really, is there any real value to passing a meaningless test? He consistently earns top scores on all classroom exams. He reads at an 8th grade level. He has nothing to prove, and I will not allow my 9 year old child to sit through more than 12 hours of tests to prove what we already know...he can read, write and do math at, at least, a 4th grade level. It is not kids like my son that I am concerned about. Other children are the ones hurt most by these tests. Like the little boy we know, who is one of the best math students in his grade, yet gets pulled from the classroom to attend mandatory remedial math instruction because of poor performance on last year's state tests. No one- not his parents, his teacher, or the remedial instructor-thinks this boy needs remedial instruction. Yet, it is mandatory because of a poorly written, ambiguous exam, that failed to test the concepts that the children were taught in the classroom. Many, many students are in similar situations. I am not against standardized tests in general. I allowed my son to take them last year and he performed well. Now that I realize how utterly meaningless the state tests are in their current form, and also just how many hours these poor little children are forced to sit through to take them, I am vehemently opposed to them. We have notified the school, in advance, of our decision to refuse the tests this year. I urge all parents to do the same. We will continue to refuse the tests every year, until the subject matter being tested actually has a real relationship to what the kids are being taught in the classroom, and until the 12 hour-long evaluation is reduced to a more reasonable length, one that 8 and 9 year olds can actually be expected to sit still and concentrate for.
Aidan April 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/03/17/how-common-core-standards-kill-creative-teaching
Protesters stand outside of the News 12 studio in Woodbury on Monday to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fix or scrap the controversial new Common Core curriculum. Credit: Monica Gleberman
Aidan April 13, 2014 at 05:56 am
Just trying to educate you … over and over again.
David April 13, 2014 at 02:18 pm
@Elsie I'll grant that it's a hard question for second grade. Students can show divisibility byRead More showing 12 being split into 4 equal parts, and again into 6 equal parts, with a diagram, but I think few second graders would get this right. Any second grader who gets this right is showing unusual mathematical talent, or at least unusual advancement in meeting common core standards. Don't we want to allow such unusual talent to be recognized? Especially in elementary grades these days, there seems so little opportunity for it these days.
Elsie April 18, 2014 at 04:23 pm
@David -- Talent should be recognized by differentiating instruction. Those 2nd graders who can doRead More this should, those who can't should be taught at a level that is more developmentally appropriate for them. There is very little room for enriching those students who should be or helping those students who need it using the Engage NY Modules. I am not a teacher but I have looked at the NY modules and the CC standards. I believe that teachers can address CC standards without the developmental inappropriateness of the NY requirements.
Larry B February 5, 2014 at 07:32 am
Unfortunately, it's not an exact science. We were notified last night that gc may either be delayedRead More or closed today. Then this am, at 5:1, the call came in as a two hour delay with the possibility that the decision could change as soon as they knew. All was dependent on whether the buses could travel safely. Oh well. At least our kids are safe.
Darla February 5, 2014 at 08:01 am
FYI to Patch: You should really list Valley Stream Schools too. A good part of Malverne residentsRead More are in the VS district 13 and HS district 1. Please add that to you coverage.
Heather Doyle (Editor) February 5, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Good point, Darla. Will do.
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Sharona Arbeit February 3, 2014 at 10:20 am
As are the Valley Stream School Districts. And Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, and Hebrew Academy ofRead More Nassau County.
Tideline February 3, 2014 at 10:59 am
Weiss Judgement is terrible.
Noway Jose February 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm
I feel betrayed that the LB Schools opened today. My son said he was soaked by the time he got toRead More school. Now he is sitting in class in wet clothes with little to do since many of his teachers were unable to get to work. It is not a matter of terrible judgement, but rather a total lack of leadership which is causing this district to go downhill fast.
Chris Albanese January 9, 2014 at 03:33 pm
Their PTA should sell bumper stickers that say "My kid ate your kid at PS 789"?Read More "PHAT? No wonder our kids are failing!!" "It's not a mid drift. This shirt fit when school started!!"
Jeremy Rosenberg is a 2010 graduate of Hewlett High School and current senior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jeremy Rosenberg)
Benny Gamal January 9, 2014 at 10:25 am
I hope young Jeremy will be supporting Frank Scaturro's Congressional Election Campaign for theRead More district
Jeremy Rosenberg January 9, 2014 at 10:39 am
Barry, Unfortunately, Mr. Scaturro has not earned the "Young Jeremy" endorsement. ButRead More hey, third time's a charm!
Jeremy Rosenberg January 9, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Accidentally called you Barry! Meant to write "Benny." My apologies.
Lori Skonberg, head of the Lawrence Teachers’ Association, addresses the board of education.
The College Whisperer™ November 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm
Standards and goals are commendable. Standardized testing, on the other hand, neither assessesRead More achievement nor fosters aptitude. To teach to the test, which is at the very foundation of Common Core, destroys both the ability to teach for the joy of learning, and the capacity to learn for the sake of learning itself. Common Core lacks an essential building block to teaching and learning -- common sense!
Francesa November 25, 2013 at 04:31 am
If implemented correctly, the common core would have been adopted in kindergarten and then phased inRead More year by year. The core itself is constructed to be building blocks built over time. A 6th grade student who was not taught the core k-5 is so far behind because those pre-requisite skills aren't being taught. Also, no one wants to hear this, but because of budgetary constraints, districts aren't paying to educate their teachers. Many teachers are left on the hunt for materials. If it was so important to the state to implement it, why didnt they provide aid that was earmarked for professional development?
dan November 25, 2013 at 07:58 am
A parent led forum on CCSS will be held tonight 11/25 at Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish center 295Read More main st.Over six communities will gather to share out concerns . All are welcome.