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eatingdogfood April 23, 2014 at 10:01 am
Ditto. And bust up the teachers unions.
Nicholas Vernola April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
Other states are so far ahead of NY in education, but the propaganda of the teachers union, alongRead More with NY Slanted statistics make us pay more and get less
Eugene Falik April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
It is truly shocking to see the "know nothing" nonsense displayed here. This article justRead More seems like an excuse for every nut to rattle about his/her own pet peeves. And what is more amazing to me, is that those who seem to take the most "conservative" or right-wing positions are most exercised about one of the most blatant atempts at intruding on students' personal liberty that we have seen in a good many years. For those who don't know what it was, inBloom would have put students' most personal information out on the Internet for any hacker, or corporate data miner to see.
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brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 11:15 am
I would like to eliminate some misperceptions that are circulating about the University and shareRead More with you the actions taken by the University to help break this cycle of improper housing practices. CONCERN: There is a perception in the community that the University has tripled in size in recent years, and that there are not enough beds on campus to house all the students wanting rooms. FACT: This is simply not true. The number of available on campus beds has kept pace with the increase of students. Over the past ten years, we have increased enrollment in the area of 200 students per year. Over the next five years, enrollment is projected to increase by about 163 students per year. Over the course of this same time period, we have increased and will continue to increase on-campus housing by an average of 217 beds per year. These are verifiable numbers that show student enrollment has grown at a very modest and planned pace and that on-campus housing has increased accordingly. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/community_relations/docs/oc_housing_letter_10-13.pdf
Lee Krauer April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm
If these statistics are correct why are your PR folks making public statements to the contrary? IRead More was present and spoke at a Brookhaven Town Board meeting when the SBU folks indicated there was a large shortage of on campus housing. Your students tell us there are many two bed rooms that are assigned to three students and there are some instances of non students staying n the dorm rooms . You need to work with the community, as Dr. Marburger did, to work out these issues. The residents of Stony Brook are not a part of the university the university is part of us. Our taxes keep all state schools open and we deserve to be treated as your benefactors, which in fact we are .
prof mom April 23, 2014 at 09:37 am
Wait. Flanagan gave them $100,000 towards these fields? That our community used to rent and lostRead More them to the University?? shame on you Flanagan. Enjoy your term. You are such a disapppointment.
Ward Melville High School’s chamber orchestra received first-place gold honors in all three orchestra categories at the World Strides Heritage Festival in Boston.
Joan C. Flannery April 17, 2014 at 10:39 am
When my children attended the William Floyd District Mr. Gelfer was in charge of the orchestraRead More program and same thing, the orchestras won many national awards. So sad to hear that he left Wm. Floyd. My older son is now 43 years old and still plays his cello as a hobby in the Wilmington Community Orchestra. Thank-you Mr. Gelfer for the strong love of music you instilled in both of my children. You are a gifted and talented teacher.
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.
The Innovation & Discovery Center will join the Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology and the Center of Excellence in Advanced Energy Research Technology in the University's Research & Development Park.
anne seader April 8, 2014 at 08:06 am
Another building? More students? More services? What's next?
brookhavenconfucius April 8, 2014 at 08:14 am
anne, ....MORE OF OUR TAXES, INTO THIS BLACK HOLE !
brookhavenconfucius April 8, 2014 at 08:19 am
IF THESE SCHOOLS EXIST, WHY IS THERE A LARGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AMONG THESE, SO CALLED, YOUNGRead More MILLENNIALS ?
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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.
Ward Melville High School’s Advanced Graphic class showcased the designs they created for a client – the Puppet Shakespeare Players from Manhattan.
Vivian Viloria-Fisher April 2, 2014 at 11:28 am
Ms. Trettner continues to teach and inspire the students in her classes. This is how we educateRead More young people and prepare them for the real world.
Kwasi Enin has a tough choice to make. (Photo courtesy of the William Floyd School District)
Mrs. Sea April 6, 2014 at 09:12 am
I always have a hard time understanding why contributors to sites like this one cannot read a happy,Read More joyful, success story and not make bitter, negative and political comments. Can't you just be happy for this boy who worked hard all his life to get to this point? His self-motivation, brains, family, family history, school, community and perhaps church all contributed to his success. Be happy for and proud of Kwasi.
Scooter Libby April 6, 2014 at 09:25 am
@sea It is a wonderful story. But a major part of the story is Kwasi's race. As I stated before ifRead More all things were the same except his skin color there would be no story. Kwasii is not even the #1 ranked student at his school-there are ten ranked higher. Maybe they didn't get good SAT scores, didn't apply to these schools or did and we're not accepted. All I'm saying is that his skin color was a factor to his success.
CHRIS April 6, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Mrs Sea that would be boring. It's much more fun to dive into the story and pick it apart. It'sRead More about asking questions and finding out what your fellow Americans are thinking. Would you rather all of us blindly read a story and accept it as it is written?
Lorraine DeVita April 6, 2014 at 01:40 pm
And it was BECASUE of the warm fuzzy teacher that we spent hundreds of dollars monthly for tutors.Read More I would send her a belated bill if she is still around..
yeahitzme April 6, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We all agree what a vital impact teachers have on their students and all of our children...whoRead More surely are the future of society. We all want what is best for all and there is no one exact road or method to get there...adapting and being flexible depending on any situation is a skill that that garners best results...finding what works and building upon that will most likely have positive results. And yes...mushy is definately not the desired method of instruction and yes...those tutoring bills can add up quite fast with the going rate...Unfortunately...my child had one of those no nonsense teachers and that was the subject I was paying those tutors for...A child that shuts down...can't learn...that approach did not work for them. I am sure there is a comfortable middle ground where both firm and supportive instruction can coexist successfully for both teacher and student. I think it comes down to a respect from and for the teacher! We all know it only takes a short moment to tear something down that may have taken years to build up....Teaching is not easy in any regard...but the rewards are great...as Marion accidentally found out on Facebook when feedback from long past students confirmed...she had gotten things "right" in her instruction along the way... Great effort from all involved is required to achieve success in most cases..albeit that natural prodigy genius that is very rare to come by! May we ALL be successful...and joyful...whichever road we choose!
Lorraine DeVita April 6, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Excellent points! Going too far in either direction has consequences...mostly negative. RespectRead More to me must be earned or at the very least in some cases retained , title or position, alphabet soup before or after a name , does not automatically grant respect. The PERSON earns the respect ...... ie- .the OFFICE of the president deserves respect despite WHO is sitting in the chair, the Person who is IN the job needs to earn the respect OF the title.
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School students and staff members listened as John Halligan delivered the presentation, Ryan’s Story.
Tc March 18, 2014 at 10:17 am
Thank you Mr. Halligan for sharing your extremely personal tragedy. I hope you know you touch manyRead More when telling this story that may change the course of possible future tragedies. My son (12) a PJ Gelinas student spoke to me on the way home from school that day and it was obvious he was very touched by your story. Thank you again and peace be with you and yours.
Gloria R March 19, 2014 at 06:52 pm
To try to help combat bullying, songs can teach children about kindness and tolerance. The songRead More “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
2 Turn Tables March 30, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Kids have a lot of external messages thrown at them via the internet, 1000+ TV channels and theRead More broken family. Compassion has to be stressed at home. Too often, parents rely on the school to take care of things.