08/15/16 5:59am
08/15/2016 5:59 AM


As a national discussion about water quality — specifically in relation to lead levels — grew in the aftermath of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., local school districts began looking internally, testing their own water for the hazardous metal.  READ

05/17/16 9:00pm

Laurie Downs is congratulated on being elected to the Riverhead Board of Education. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For more than 15 years, Laurie Downs has attended nearly every Riverhead Board of Education meeting.

She is not an administrator, nor has she ever attended the meeting as an elected member of the board.

That’s about to change.  READ

04/22/16 6:00am
04/22/2016 6:00 AM


In response to the large numbers of students who have opted out of state-mandated testing in previous years, New York State education officials recently compromised by agreeing to hold off until 2020 on tying test results to teacher ratings.