A Back To School Shopping Guide for Parents

BY STEPHANIE GATES The most obvious indication that school is coming back to session are the ads for back to school sales in retail stores and on television. In fact, Rockland County School district begins in a less than ___ weeks [whenever you run this] and we know parents are beginning to budget for freshening […]

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

Music School Founded by Local Man Continues to Thrive in New City

BY VICTORIA TANNER Arts education is commonly one of the topics cut from school programming when budgets dip. Parents are able to supplement this by enrolling their kids in after school or weekend music lessons to keep the arts alive. Samuel Faraci,  strongly believes in the value a music education can provide a person, from elementary […]

Back to school with some new gender rules

Back to school with some new gender rules

Title IX changes sexual orientation landscape of public schools BY KATHY KAHN While most parents are still trying to adjust to Common Core and already considering opting out in the 2016-17 school year, there will  be major changes that will be more apparent when your child goes back to school this September. Released in July 2015 […]

Nyack School District Superintendent is ‘Building Bridges’ for Today’s Students to Cross into Tomorrow’s World

Nyack School District Superintendent is ‘Building Bridges’ for Today’s Students to Cross into Tomorrow’s World

BY BARRY WARNER  The Nyack Public School District, according to Superintendent Dr. James J. Montesano, serves a diverse population and sees supporting instructional shifts in the classroom as the essential element to ensuring students are prepared for today’s highly competitive global world. Students need to demonstrate their ability to think critically; communicate effectively; analyze data […]

SCHOLASTIC SPOTLIGHT, September 1 edition

SCHOLASTIC SPOTLIGHT, September 1 edition

Rockland-Westchester Challenge highlights Labor Day Pearl River, coming off marvelous season, to meet rival Lakeland in featured game; Albertus Magnus, which hopes to surprise again, takes on Valhalla BY MARC MATURO  It’s fitting perhaps that the Albertus Magnus High School and Pearl River High School boys soccer teams, both faced with different challenges this season, […]

YOUTHS AT ACADEMY FOR MARTIAL ARTS TAUGHT TO BECOME “BULLY PROOF”

YOUTHS AT ACADEMY FOR MARTIAL ARTS TAUGHT TO BECOME “BULLY PROOF”

BY JEREMY MOONEYHAM The Academy for Martial Arts welcomed the public to a free “Goal-setting seminar and bully-proof workshop” last Sunday in Orangetown. Owner and Senior Instructor Sensei Jackeline Harnett, a Kempo Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, along with Academy staff guided nearly 60 children between the ages four and 10 in drills and exercises […]

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