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L September 26, 2013 at 03:59 pm
Parents and teachers need to put themselves in the position of the parents with the allergic child.Read More No one is trying to punish anyone. All parents want to protect their children and peanuts can be deadly to some.
The State Department of Education has published a Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core Standards on its website, EngageNY, as an explainer.
The College Whisperer™ August 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm
Today the Core. Tomorrow the Core. Always the Core. [To malapropriately paraphrase Gen. DouglasRead More MacArthur. :-)] To have common standards and goals in basic subjects is a good thing. To stack test upon hopelessly meaningless standardized test as a measure of what has been learned, however, is a mandate for failure. Too much testing, with corresponding teaching for and to the test, destroys not only the educators' ability to teach, but also, sadly, students' zest to learn.
Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein reminds residents of NYS school immunization requirements. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
ed August 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
Shot are not required! Request a NYS exemption form from your local school district!
Jack O'Niel August 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Great, don't get shots because of faulty, fraudulent research that's been proven wrong and put otherRead More kids, adults and pregnant women at risk because of your ignorance. Good move. Keep your freaky un-vaccinated kids home schooled.
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