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Iona students help clean up a park as part of the Go New Ro program. Photo credit: Iona College
Education Reform Movement July 22, 2014 at 11:02 am
Hi! Could you sign this petition:Read More change.org/petitions/board-of-education-and-all-educational-facilities-and-municipalities-reform-education-so-that-it-s-fair-for-all-and-not-for-the-elite-few-or-the-dull-many-no-child-left-behind
Ryan Barnes and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. Photo credit: Contributed
sayitsnotsojack July 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm
How telling about your reporting having a picture of give it all away and tax them Bramson Why notRead More give Astroino credit for attempting to encourage kids to do well, and help this kid and others whose parents did not follow the rules set forth get a special pass. Instead you are bashing Rob for trying. Talk about yellow journalism.
TC July 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Much luck and success is wished for Ryan. I admire your strength and courage. I hope that ryan andRead More the other students are awarded the pass. I pray for Ryan's continued success
lisakyer July 7, 2014 at 09:14 pm
My daughter actually received the Playland pass on that wonderful day and her school had nothing toRead More do with her receiving the award. I read about the program in the paper and followed up. The program is fairly new (this is the second summer) and the staff working the program have a genuine interest in seeing the program succeed. They are warm and welcoming to the children and County Executive Rob Astorino genuinely makes the children feel special. I sincerely hope the program continues for years to come, drawing in many more deserving children each year.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, far right, and students. Photo credit: Contributed
Anonymous July 4, 2014 at 08:44 am
Excellent program, provided someone or some company, or some governmental program puts in the moneyRead More to pay for the cost of these awards. Playland's budget should not be skewed by county programs, no matter how good they are.
Charlie Cheswick July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Agreed. While the rantings of caps-lock crazed conservatives whose sources are links to otherRead More ranting conservatives might make a compelling argument, consulting with your pediatrician is probably the wiser choice...
Laura July 3, 2014 at 01:26 pm
"Caps-lock crazed conservatives" ??? Come on now Charlie. That's not nice.
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EG June 26, 2014 at 03:40 pm
School isn't supposed to be day care. People need to pay for their own day care.
Debbie Forsyth June 27, 2014 at 01:17 am
@GW6----Teachers do NOT get paid for the summer. They get paid for a 180 day school year. The Dept.Read More Of Education decided to dole it out in 24 payments. Some schools in other counties in NYS have the option of getting paid in 20 payments or 24 payments. It's still the same annual salary divided by different numbers. Comes out the same either way. You get vacation time and it's part of your salary, not extra vacation pay, am I right?
Sticks60 June 27, 2014 at 03:05 pm
No matter how the money goes out they get paid in Smithtown, on average, $100,000 with a benefitRead More package of almost $40,000. So maybe there should be a little more time spent working in the summer and making it more of a full time job like the rest of us seeing they get paid like us.
peter s. June 9, 2014 at 03:15 pm
How about teaching them spelling and grammar? Geography and History would also be good for them toRead More learn. So many children complete school while lacking in basic skills.
Skinny June 10, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'd like to see CPR and AED training offered as an elective. I agree with Mark's suggestion that ALLRead More kids take business math. There are too many economically illiterates exiting HS and college.
Aidan June 11, 2014 at 11:23 am
STOP asking schools to do everything … their primary mission has already been compromised byRead More the insertion of every possible social remedy into the school day.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Barbara Walters, left, and Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence. Photo credit: Sarah Lawrence College
Louise Chelluck May 27, 2014 at 08:27 am
Sarah Lawrence is a Yonkers-based school, not Bronxville-based.
Alfred Branch May 27, 2014 at 11:12 am
Thanks for your comment, Louise, and thanks for your interest in Patch. Yes, there is truth to whatRead More you said, but in this case I used Bronxville based on what the school lists on its website: http://www.slc.edu/directory/. Additionally, the school has posted items in the past on the Patch Events Calendar and listed Bronxville addresses. I meant no disrespect to Yonkers. Thanks again.
Rodney Dangerfield in a scene from his hit movie "Back to School."
JJ May 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm
If this is true, then a Degree in Comedy should also be known as a BA in Politics. Wait ...thatRead More might fall under something to do with NOT having the ability to make an honest living. Sorry.
Theresa Flora May 27, 2014 at 11:40 am
I heard city teachers talking about a third party candidate. This isn't shocking. LiberalsRead More cannot, under any circumstances, vote for a prolifer. It really all boils down to that one issue. The whole charter school debate will be the stated reason they can't back Astorino, but some know better. I hate the idea Astorino scrubbed his charters school ideas from his website, because they weren't gonna vote for him anyway. Stand firm by your beliefs, Astorin. No waffling. If you're gonna go down, go down proud.
Theresa Flora May 27, 2014 at 11:41 am
Oh, and I'm sure Cuomo is gonna do right by the union. Those assessments will get untied to evalsRead More one way or another.
Theresa Flora May 28, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Yo, "Say No": here comes Ravitch. When she came to Fox Lane to speak, I was against it.Read More Hated it. For SO many reasons. Called her a book shill. And now I see a NY Daily News piece that she's being courted by Working Families. I'm not shocked. They (the Left) need...no, NEED, someone besides Cuomo, and definitely besides Astorino. He's too Tea Party-ish. C'mon! Where are you?? You have all these blog posts.... the poetry thingy...probably cursive too.... Come back!!! Please tell me I've been right all along.
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J April 30, 2014 at 10:17 am
Yik yak is awesome, its the kids who are using it that are not. There is no issue with the app justRead More the people using it.
Mels Ditties April 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
J...What is the positive objective of the app?...
Krista Cole April 30, 2014 at 01:30 pm
J, Awesome or not, it's being "used" for a really bad purpose. I say to the school: Get aRead More firewall and block the ports of Yik Yak--just like you block hackers, people. Then, hire a Java guy, who will come in and give a talk to the science classes on Java development and hold a contest for creating a Java application that does the most good to solve a REAL community issue. Hold a MySkoolTechAwards Show and sell tickets to pay for prizes and for the network firewall router. ;-) DONE.
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.
Amber Johnson July 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm
I agree with what you said about court reporters working in a variety of places. They don't justRead More work in official courts, they can be used in many different locations and in different situation. Thanks for sharing information about schooling and experiences! Amber Johnson | http://www.pulone.com/reporting/
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