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'The Great Gypsy,' Ornell on Hempstead reading list
The Hempstead Public Schools has some unique items on its summer reading list this year: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy,” and authors George Ornell and Emily Bonte, to name a few.
The list, for students pre-K to “twelve grade,” has more than 30 mistakes, including misspellings of authors’ names and book titles.
A call to Hempstead superintendent Susan Johnson was not immediately returned.
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In a statement provided to News 12 Long Island, Roger Tilles, a member of the New York State Department of Education’s Board of Regents, said, "It indicates again that a stable administration is absolutely essential for kids to get the kind of education they need. Hempstead has not had a stable administration for a long time and the kids are suffering."