School district residents went to the polls to vote on budgets, board members and propositions for the coming school year.
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The trend led to a recommendation that screenings begin at age 45, instead of 50, as had been the case for years. Cancer of the colon and rectum kills more than 50,000 Americans a year.
Nassau County's state assistance would rise by 16.52%, or $222.25 million, and Suffolk's by 10.41%, or $235.33 million.
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Long Island reported the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases among students for any region in the state during the initial weeks of school, according to data released by the state's COVID-19 Report Card system.
See how much educators across Long Island were paid for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Long Island public school districts reported 34,034 positive coronavirus cases among students, teachers and staff in the 2020-21 academic year at a positivity rate of 6.97%.
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School district residents went to the polls to vote on budgets and members of their local boards for the coming school year. Here are the results from LI's 124 districts.
School district 2021-22 budget and tax plans
More than half of students across 57 Long Island school districts in grades 3-8 eligible to take the state ELA exam refused, according to a Newsday survey.
More than half of students across 61 Long Island school districts in grades 3-8 eligible to take the state ELA exam refused, according to a Newsday survey.
Nassau County paid 14,750 employees or former employees a total of $1,041,862,380.73 in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the year before.
Suffolk County paid 12,359 employees or former employees a total of $1,087,665,098 in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the year before.
The State Legislature has approved a plan for more than $3.6 billion in aid to public school districts on Long Island.
The pandemic sparked an unprecedented mental health crisis, public health experts said, and stressed and isolated people turned to alcohol and drugs to ease their pain.
State parks on Long Island saw 32.1 million visitors last year, up from 26.9 million visitors in 2019.
Federal and state financial aid to Long Island school districts would rise by just 1.15% in 2021-22, according to a Newsday analysis of Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget.
Long Island's high school Class of 2020 had a graduation rate of 91.5%, according to state Education Department data.
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Long Island's 2021 graduation rate rose to 92.2%, up from 91.5% in 2020, according to state education officials.
In some districts, minority children, especially boys, may rarely — if ever — see a teacher who looks like them. But expected end-of-school-year resignations and early retirements should create hiring opportunities, education advocates said.
Long Island's 124 school districts will boost property taxes next year by an average of just under 2%, to a combined total of $9.43 billion, state figures show.
Some LI school districts would see a more than 20% hike in state aid, according to a Newsday analysis of Gov. Hochul's state budget proposal.