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LI's 'blue ribbon' schools

Peter Pramataris is principal at Mount Sinai Middle

Peter Pramataris is principal at Mount Sinai Middle School, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. Pramataris attributed the award, in part, to emphasis on English instruction. All of the school's fifth- and sixth-graders receive 40 minutes of daily reading lessons and another 40 minutes of writing. (Sept. 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Four Long Island schools were cited as "exemplary high performing" by the U.S. Department of Education: Timber Point Elementary School in East Islip; Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho; Mount Sinai Middle School in Mount Sinai; and South Woods Middle School in Syosset. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Joan Stony is a fourth-grade teacher at Timber
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Joan Stony is a fourth-grade teacher at Timber Point Elementary School in East Islip, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Mount Sinai Middle School in Mount Sinai is
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Mount Sinai Middle School in Mount Sinai is one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Peter Pramataris is principal at Mount Sinai Middle
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Peter Pramataris is principal at Mount Sinai Middle School, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. Pramataris attributed the award, in part, to emphasis on English instruction. All of the school's fifth- and sixth-graders receive 40 minutes of daily reading lessons and another 40 minutes of writing. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Mount Sinai Middle School is one of four
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Mount Sinai Middle School is one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Michelle Burget is principal at South Woods Middle
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Michelle Burget is principal at South Woods Middle School in Syosset, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Michelle Burget is principal at South Woods Middle
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Michelle Burget is principal at South Woods Middle School in Syosset, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

First-graders at Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, one
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First-graders at Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Students leave Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho as
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Students leave Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho as the second week of school comes to a close. The school is one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Students at Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, one
Photo Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein

Students at Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for for academic achievement. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Lisa Belz is principal at Timber Point Elementary
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Lisa Belz is principal at Timber Point Elementary School in East Islip, one of four schools on Long Island to win a national "blue ribbon" for for academic achievement. Belz praised teachers for maintaining high academic standards despite recent staff cuts and increases in class sizes. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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