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Pat Christy started teaching in upstate New York in September 1948, with a starting salary of $2,400 a year. Later, she said, she moved closer to her friends and family on Long Island to teach phys. … more
The Kiwanis Club of Merrick gave special praise to one graduating senior from each of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District schools. The May 14 dinner was the club’s 52nd annual Student … more
Nearly three years have passed, but the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study to examine, in part, if storm gates can be installed at the Jones and East Rockaway inlets, will require more time, according to Scott Sanderson, section chief of coastal planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. more
Regardless of what Mark Steinberg taught in his science classes, he hopes his students left with a lasting, positive feeling. He affectionately refers to his classroom as “Steinberg’s World,” … more
After 15 years with the North Bellmore School District, teacher Jean Patterson, had the most special day of her career on May 13, when a student nominated her for the Applebee’s Above and BEEyond … more
Susan Ellinghaus, principal of the Meadowbrook Alternative Program in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, was recently lauded as one of the most devoted supporters of public education … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s focus on mental health wellness continues to expand. On March 19, Brookside School will host Nassau County’s first Youth Wellness Summit, a program created by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. more
“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger. more
The Merrick Board of Education passed an emergency resolution to remove and replace the flooring in Norman J. Levy Lakeside School’s Cubs Cave, after elevated levels of mercury vapor were detected and state senators called for action. more
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