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South Side High School in Rockville Centre is among the best on Long Island, according to new rankings. (Patch file photo)
joe thrapp April 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm
What happened to the two students at the highly rated LI Catholic Saint Anthony High School? TheyRead More were seniors 6 weeks away from graduation and they were expelled by the opinions of one man with no hope of appeal from a parent or a school board. No recourse just blind judgements with no fairness to the tolerant teachings of Jesus Christ. There is no Christian experience at Saint Anthony s . Catholic schools do not get Public money because they don't accept the obligation of being responsible to the NYS department of Education and the direction of an elected school board, who would insure these schools followed the rules of NYS public schools.
Dennis Albert Heller April 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm
''''WELL''''' PATCHOGUE From a 1963 GRAD, LIST Don't mean much, just like those ''''''MORONs'''''Read More Running '''''WASHINGTON''''' '''YOU'''''YES___YOU can be 999 and still be from a Good or even Great school. It's what you ( DO AFTER SCHOOL & COLLEGE ) ''''REMEMBER''''' PATCHOGUE MOTTO----MAKE THE ''''MOST'''' OF YOUR ''''BEST'''''
Concerned mother of 3 April 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Christopher Wendt, I wasn't vainly implying anything. I was trying to say that it was a waste ofRead More money to go to such a school and I fully support the public school system and think it does a fabulous job. Correct, my parents could have saved a lot of money and sent him to PS and had the same end result.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Well, Bob. Let me correct you. Paranoid Psycho Theresa Flora did NOT "call me out." IRead More called her out. Please keep track.
eatingdogfood April 24, 2014 at 07:10 pm
No, Eckleburg you called names, she called you out. Go away now.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 08:26 pm
"eatingdogfood" oh well... that explains everything about you.
Billy Joel applauded and smiled during at the “The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute Concert” in Glen Cove. Credit: Glen Cove School District
loving lindy April 11, 2014 at 03:38 pm
I have not been on the Patch in some time and see this nice story about Billy Joel and of courseRead More there is a negative comment by "Get Off My Lawn." Why can't you just say nothing. Why need to comment. This is why no one reads the Patch anymore. Everyone gets so tired of the toxic people. I agree with Carol H. Enough already. Nicely done Billy! Now I am officially done with this on-line news thread. So please Get Off My Lawn, educate us all how "you are entitled to your opinion." No one cares!
teena April 11, 2014 at 07:05 pm
so sick of hearing everyone blaming the parents. the show ended, the parents were all leaving (toRead More get back to work!) and billy joel was sitting right by the exit. all the parents had to pass him. the 'mob' that bothered him for autographs was teachers who brought out their soloist along with their parents. he left because half the auditorium was leaving!
Gabe Gonsalves April 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
Billy Joel is a class act.......I know him from my younger days. The man is true to his roots.
Photo: @EARizzo57 Twitter
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Liz, my point is a reality about home values. Not a stretch as you suggest. I know a principal whoRead More invited local realtors in for open houses to demonstrate how well the school was doing to offset the negative publicity portrayed by media. I saw firsthand parents who relocated to another school based on test scores. Parents don't trust realtors, they look on Greatschools.com and see a test score. Newspapers and news outlets report test scores, they don't take the time to break down why they schools score low let alone why they score high. Most parents won't spend the time to interview or do a walkthrough for a public school before attending.
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Liz, not to beat a dead horse, do your own research about test scores and home values. I think youRead More will be convinced.
Irish Rover April 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Disgusted, you are talking about teacher union leadership. IMO Tenure and teacher unions are killingRead More the quality of American education. Be accountable or get out of the profession.
New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King fielded angry questions and comments at a Common Core forum on Long Island in 2013.
Commack Resident March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
My son is a top student in 4th grade. He easily passed the new Common Core State ELA and Math testsRead More last year. This year, he is NOT taking them. I have no doubt he would "pass" again, but, really, is there any real value to passing a meaningless test? He consistently earns top scores on all classroom exams. He reads at an 8th grade level. He has nothing to prove, and I will not allow my 9 year old child to sit through more than 12 hours of tests to prove what we already know...he can read, write and do math at, at least, a 4th grade level. It is not kids like my son that I am concerned about. Other children are the ones hurt most by these tests. Like the little boy we know, who is one of the best math students in his grade, yet gets pulled from the classroom to attend mandatory remedial math instruction because of poor performance on last year's state tests. No one- not his parents, his teacher, or the remedial instructor-thinks this boy needs remedial instruction. Yet, it is mandatory because of a poorly written, ambiguous exam, that failed to test the concepts that the children were taught in the classroom. Many, many students are in similar situations. I am not against standardized tests in general. I allowed my son to take them last year and he performed well. Now that I realize how utterly meaningless the state tests are in their current form, and also just how many hours these poor little children are forced to sit through to take them, I am vehemently opposed to them. We have notified the school, in advance, of our decision to refuse the tests this year. I urge all parents to do the same. We will continue to refuse the tests every year, until the subject matter being tested actually has a real relationship to what the kids are being taught in the classroom, and until the 12 hour-long evaluation is reduced to a more reasonable length, one that 8 and 9 year olds can actually be expected to sit still and concentrate for.
Aidan April 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/03/17/how-common-core-standards-kill-creative-teaching
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Parents are being told to attend tutoring for common core so they may help their children. If theRead More wheel ain't broke Stop trying to fix it. Case closed
Protesters stand outside of the News 12 studio in Woodbury on Monday to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fix or scrap the controversial new Common Core curriculum. Credit: Monica Gleberman
Aidan April 13, 2014 at 05:56 am
Just trying to educate you … over and over again.
David April 13, 2014 at 02:18 pm
@Elsie I'll grant that it's a hard question for second grade. Students can show divisibility byRead More showing 12 being split into 4 equal parts, and again into 6 equal parts, with a diagram, but I think few second graders would get this right. Any second grader who gets this right is showing unusual mathematical talent, or at least unusual advancement in meeting common core standards. Don't we want to allow such unusual talent to be recognized? Especially in elementary grades these days, there seems so little opportunity for it these days.
Elsie April 18, 2014 at 04:23 pm
@David -- Talent should be recognized by differentiating instruction. Those 2nd graders who can doRead More this should, those who can't should be taught at a level that is more developmentally appropriate for them. There is very little room for enriching those students who should be or helping those students who need it using the Engage NY Modules. I am not a teacher but I have looked at the NY modules and the CC standards. I believe that teachers can address CC standards without the developmental inappropriateness of the NY requirements.
brad livingston February 5, 2014 at 08:50 am
SEAFORD opening on a two hour delay...LOL....better charge the no show teachers with a snow dayRead More excussal.........love to see who shows so they can be publically thanked for dedication and those that stayed in bed charged a day.
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concerned resident February 3, 2014 at 07:55 am
levittown schools are open!!! this is a joke every dist. is closed around us- i hope they have aRead More good plan to get the kids home safe!!!!!!!!
elizabeth baptiste February 3, 2014 at 09:10 am
How much snow is expected? So much for an early spring.
Karen February 3, 2014 at 10:33 am
Enough winter snow! Where's Global Warming when we want it back on a temporary basis?
Michael Tannacore June 11, 2012 at 02:30 pm
Corinne, I remember all the years we spent at Gunther and I'm sorry your daughter won't be able toRead More continue going to school there. I hope she'll learn the same values that we learned in the next school she goes to and has just as much fun as we did when we went to Gunther.
Train For The Game January 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm
All sessions at Train For The Game LI located at 545 Bedford Avenue have been cancelled for todayRead More 1/21/14
FedUpRealist January 14, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Stop at red lights, drive slower in the rain, don't text and drive...Pleas pay ME for that infiniteRead More wisdom I have bestowed upon you!!!....Yet another ridiiculous waste of tax payers money funding the obvious...Excess, excess excess!!!!...Stop this waste of time & money!!! Sounds like someone feels extra important
Jeanette Deutermann of Bellmore speaks on Common Core: Photo Credit: Danielle De Souza
FedUpRealist January 8, 2014 at 09:37 am
C'mon, folks...The liberals know what's best for you & YOUR kids....And, congratulations are inRead More order -most of you voted for 'em...Buyer's remorse????
FedUpRealist January 6, 2014 at 01:50 pm
No, I won't be attending as I will be WORKING...If these 'protesters' really want to make an impactRead More on Coumo, why don't they go to his next appearance and disrupt it??? Or why not go to Albany and rally there??? Why use a VERY political News 12 as a forum/platform???...This just gives off an air of impropriety due to News 12's extremely political 'editorial' viewpoint...Can you say, "stack the deck"????
peter January 6, 2014 at 06:17 pm
Wow I counted 7 people at the protest now that should be enough to speak for all LI.