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Sarah Lawrence College Offers Free Writers' Workshop in September

Sarah Lawrence College Offers Free Writers' Workshop in September

The Bronxville-based workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are required because space is limited.
Astorino Gives Students Second Chance at Playland Passes

Astorino Gives Students Second Chance at Playland Passes

Several New Rochelle students will now get a crack at the prize.
Pace Law School to Host Westchester Climate Change Conference

Pace Law School to Host Westchester Climate Change Conference

The day-long conference will be held Sept. 12 at the New York State Judicial Institute on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains.
Army Band & Choir Perform at Pelham Memorial High School [Video]

Army Band & Choir Perform at Pelham Memorial High School [Video]

In case you missed it, enjoy this 1 minute, 12 second video from YouTube.
WCC Names Interim President, New Trustees

WCC Names Interim President, New Trustees

Former County Executive Andrew Spano is among those joining the Westchester Community College board.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
New Report Grades New York on Student Data Collection, Use

New Report Grades New York on Student Data Collection, Use

It's a controversial subject that has parents, school officials and lawmakers protesting across the Hudson Valley.
Educators to King: Think of the Children

Educators to King: Think of the Children

Nearly 1,000 educators and parents rally against New York's implementation of the Common Core standards and tests.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Lakeland Could Join Districts Opposing State's Data Demands

Lakeland Could Join Districts Opposing State's Data Demands

Hudson Valley school officials are leading the pushback against student information collection.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
Hankin to Retire from WCC Presidency

Hankin to Retire from WCC Presidency

Officially on a year's leave as of Jan. 1, 2014, Dr. Hankin will be assisting in the search for a successor and working on Westchester Community College development projects.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
NY Principal Continues Critique of Common Core

NY Principal Continues Critique of Common Core

Carol Burriss has been dissecting the Common Core standards and tests for months, often on a Washington Post blog.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.