South Side High School on cutting edge of evolving classroom practices

Watching a human heart beat up close is an experience reserved for cardiovascular surgeons, and to hold one in your hand sounds like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe poem. Yet at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, students can virtually grab a beating heart from a screen and pull it toward them, examining it from all angles, as vibrations — simulating blood pumping to vital organs — pulse through a stylus and into their hand.“If you put your face slowly into the heart,” teacher Chris D’Ambrosio said, smiling, “you’ll see the inside.”

Thoroughbred injured in West Hempstead

A training session at the New York Equestrian Center in West Hempstead on Dec. 23 might turn out to be life-threatening for a 6-year-old horse named Frost …

Kathi Monroe is the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald's Person of the Year

Sacrificing time to serve your community can be challenging, but if you asked Kathi Monroe, the Herald’s 2017 Person of the Year, finding time to help others can become a “good addiction.” …

Teens in West Hempstead take ownership

For most high school students, January marks a return to classes and schoolwork after winter break. For students at West Hempstead High School and 65 other Long Island schools, however, the start …

Collecting coats for a cause at Maurice W. Downing Primary School

Every morning at Maurice W. Downing Primary School in Malverne, Student Council adviser Marguerite Robles asks the student body on the P.A. system, “Who cares?” Students shout, “Downing …