Education Top Stories

July 2, 2020

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Jefferson Valley Mall. See our special Graduation section here.  

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements. “I ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The John Jay community will vote Monday on a new mascot.  The choices have been narrowed down to John Jay Wolfpack or John Jay Ravens.  On Monday, June 22, a voting link will go live to all eligible voters. The eligible voters consist of rising 6th graders to current 12th ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday, June 7, that the deadline for residents to mail in their school budget/election ballots will be extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he will issue an executive order that will allow ballots to be accepted by hand delivery through 5 ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - A gifted performer who has dedicated herself to helping others, John Jay High School senior Tara Curran has mastered the art of effortlessly balancing work, school and giving back to the community.  Born in Mount Kisco, Tara grew up in the Lewisboro school district. Around ...

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Hearing from constituents fearful that mail-in ballots may not arrive in time for voting on Tuesday, June 9, a state legislator is seeking to push school district and library elections back a week to Tuesday, June 16. Sen. Pete Harckham explained Tuesday, June 2, that the COVID-19 pandemic has ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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Sheptin Tutoring Group will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, April 21st from 8:00 - 9:00 PM, "College Planning in a Time of COVID-19." With rampant rumors and information changing almost instantaneously, we will discuss topics such as: 1. College visiting 2. Standardized test taking 3.

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Please join nationally recognized small business expert Mike Blinder, owner of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of "Survival Selling Even in the Toughest of Times," for a free online webinar on how your business can weather these difficult economic times and prosper afterwards.  The ...

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