As 2016 winds down, it’s time to reflect on the changes that occurred at local schools this year.
The News-Review recently sat down with Nancy Carney, superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District, to discuss everything 2016 brought to Riverhead — including continued construction, new teachers and programs, and more. READ
I read Riverhead Charter School principal Raymond Ankrum’s column and found it fascinating and familiar all at once. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a plan to overhaul the state’s Common Core system by adopting new, locally-designed standards along with less testing.
It’s not enough for students to go visit a farm in order for them to learn about agriculture, said Katie Bigness, a coordinator at New York Agriculture in the Classroom, a group of state and educational resources for teachers.
Six-year-old Summer Realander loves coming to the River and Roots Community Garden with her mother, Kristen. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)
“Mom! Mom! I love this garden!”
That’s what six-year-old Summer Realander shouts to her mother, Kristen Realander, across the River and Roots Community Garden on a sunny Wednesday morning. (more…)
Much has been said of late concerning Common Core and its effect on the education of our children, particularly with regard to testing and evaluation. And while I agree with the criticism that the implementation of the curriculum has been unwieldy and uneven, I understand the vision and intent of the Common Core standards. (more…)
• Jeremy Warner of Riverhead, son of Hollis and Paula Warner, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Rochester, where he is a senior majoring in electrical engineering.
• Rachel Flannery of Riverhead has earned a place on the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Buffalo.
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)
New York State’s adopted budget for 2015-16 includes increases in school aid for all of the districts in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The budget increases school aid by 6.2 percent statewide. (more…)