Joie Tyrrell handles Long Island's K-12.

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Driving in the Safe Lane June 28

The Community Parent Center will bring the highly acclaimed “Driving in the Safe Lane” program to the Seaford Union Free School District on June 28 at 7:00 p.m. The 90-minute lecture program will be held at Seaford High School, located at 1575 Seaman Neck Road in Seaford. The event is open to the public.


The program brings together police, a pediatrician and the mother...

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Parents and Facebook

A new Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions survey* of high school students reports that of teens who say their parents are on Facebook, a much higher percentage (56%) provide their parents with full profile access - status updates, party photos and all - than with no access at all (34%). Only 9% of teens give their parents limited access. However, 58% of teens report that their parents are not on Facebook...

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AlCloser Look at Science and Math

Americans are convinced that math and science skills are crucial for the future, with strong majorities who say there will be more jobs and college opportunities for students with those skills, according to a new Public Agenda survey. But while there's broad support from parents and the general public for K-12 national standards, more than half of parents (52%) say the math and science their child...

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Creating Podcasts

Babylon Junior-Senior High School students in Lisa Consolo’s Transitioning to Life class went “green” this Earth Day and created a campaign aimed at encouraging their peers to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Using the building’s Apple computer lab, and with the help of Ms. Consolo and the district’s Coordinator of Assessment Data, Learning, and Technology Carole Polney-Marinello,...

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Fashion Star

Christin Duffy

Sacred Heart Academy senior and Rockville Centre resident Christin Duffy has arrived! Christin has been awarded a Silver Medal by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for her fashion collection. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is the longest running, most prestigious scholarship for teenage artists and writers. Christin is one of a select group of 200 young people to be...

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Challenge Day


Bethpage High School students participated in Challenge Day for the second year, taking a full day to experience and focus on diversity, truth, and full expression. The event was held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park, across from the high school.

Students, joined by staff members and parent chaperones, spent the first part of the day skating together...

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Briarcliffe College Commencement Speaker

Briarcliffe College will hold its 2010 Commencement on Saturday May 22, 2010. Congressman Tim Bishop will be the commencement speaker, addressing the graduating class of nearly 600 students and more than 3,000 in the audience of family, friends and faculty expected to attend.

Briarcliffe College President Dr. George Santiago, Jr. will do the honors, conferring diplomas to the students assembled...

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National Poetry Month


In honor of National Poetry Month each April, Elmont’s Dutch Broadway School held its first Poetry Corner. Assembled in a circle in the school’s gymnasium, second-graders recited their favorite poems, while parents and classmates listened attentively.“Cherish poems, write poems, memorize them and share them, because reading poetry helps develop memory as well as develop brain cells,”...

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Red Watch Band Movement

On March 23, 2010, 17 brave Massapequa High School – Ames Campus students took action against the binge-drinking epidemic by completing a five-hour alcohol emergency-response training course recently developed by Stony Brook University. These students are now Massapequa’s first members of the “Red Watch Band” movement. The goal of the “Red Watch Band” program...

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