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Late last winter, Valley Stream School District 24 began adopting new interactive teaching tools into its classrooms. The idea is to move learning beyond traditional pen-and-paper correspondence, … more
With the temperature nearly 50 degrees on Jan. 2 — the first day back after the holiday break for most schoolchildren — it was good weather to hit the playground. But shortly after … more
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
“You need a sharp mind, a clear focus and the right amount of energy to focus on God,” said 18-year-old Valley Stream South High School alumna, Abby Devi Arjune. “Not having the … more
This past fall was the inaugural season for the Central High School District’s recently completed $8 million artificial-turf fields at North, South and Memorial Junior high schools. Players and … more
Dozens of small children, ranging in age from infants to toddlers, could be seen on Nov. 19 crawling, giggling and playing on the floor at Valley Stream’s Wooden Shoe Nursery School, on the west … more
Parents and students at Wheeler Avenue Elementary school got a taste (both literally and figuratively) of culture from the increasingly diverse Valley Stream community at the school’s Multicultural … more
Newly elected Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Don Clavin, announced his transition team at the Hofstra University Club on Monday. The team, which is comprised of more than 50 people, is headed by … more
Special-education students at Congregation Ohr Torah in North Woodmere giggled and talked as they waited for a fire safety program to begin on a Thursday in mid-November. “A real … more
The arrival in September of a school for teenagers with behavioral and social issues at the former Blessed Sacrament School has prompted a backlash from the community, with residents expressing … more
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