Trump announces recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem.

Educating the 21st Century Child

When sex education meets technology

When educators and experts talk about the state of sex education in 2017, they return again and again to the concept of responsibility. The responsibility they speak of, however, has nothing to do with “safe sex,” the catchphrase so many adults remember from their middle and high school health classes.

Educating the 21st Century Child

Making space for new technology in school

Part two in the series “Educating the 21st Century Child.” Only a decade or so ago, classroom desks were lined up in neat rows. Students faced the blackboard or whiteboard. Their ability to …

Educating the 21st Century Child

Where teachers, students meet technology

Students still read textbooks and jot notes in paper binders today, but technology reigns supreme in most all Long Island schools and in most all grades, from kindergarten through high school. How teachers apply that technology and how students learn to use the high-tech devices at their disposal will, no doubt, have a profound effect on education — and the work world of the future.

Santa and elves dash through the snow

It was an early Christmas miracle as snow started falling across Nassau County around 10 a.m. on Saturday, and by noon an inch to two inches had already accumulated — just enough snow for Santa to …

A lifetime on the Nautical Mile

As a light breeze tickled the red flower barrette in her hair, she dug in her purse to find a shawl. Native Freeporter Barbara Jagnow, 85, carefully pivoted the joystick knob to the front and then to …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week

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