Education

Judy D’Mello
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last Thursday that the Assembly had passed legislation to improve teacher evaluations by delinking them from standardized testing and returning control to local school districts.
Judy D’Mello
A much-anticipated Springs School fund-raiser, the annual Seedlings Project plant sale, will be back tomorrow from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale takes place in the greenhouse behind the school.
Judy D’Mello
A sexual assault awareness event hosted by the Retreat on Monday at the East Hampton Library included the exhibit “What Were You Wearing?” — a collection of clothing depicting what survivors of sexual assault wore at the time they were attacked.
Judy D’Mello
Residents of public school districts throughout the state will head to the polls on May 15 to decide the fate of annual budgets and also to vote for board members seeking re-election or wishing to win a seat.
Judy D’Mello
East Hampton has stayed under the cap each year except for one,without major disruption to operations, and, according to board members, it has continued to expand programs.
Judy D’Mello
The Ross School in East Hampton, which serves students from nursery through high school, announced the establishment of the Courtney Sale Ross Honors Scholarship for day and boarding students entering 7th through 12th grades during the 2018-19 academic year.
Star Staff
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
Judy D’Mello
The Springs School Board recently adopted its proposed budget of approximately $28.9 million, an increase of $760,610 from this year, which represents a 2.98-percent state cap-compliant tax increase.
Judy D’Mello
The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center may be losing East Hampton’s prekindergarten students next year, but it could be gaining the Springs School District’s youngest students.
Judy D’Mello
High schoolers in Bridgehampton may be one step closer to answering the age-old question that students invariably ask: “Why am I learning this?”
Judy D’Mello
The Retreat, a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of domestic abuse, has hosted several events during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The awareness-building campaign continues this week, with events specifically for teenagers and adults.
Star Staff
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
Judy D’Mello
"Having a space where people can feel protected and not in danger is important in order for a community to function well," said Caleb Wright, a ninth grader at the Ross High School, who was one of the main organizers the protest against gun violence.
Judy D’Mello
Erika Duncan, an essayist, novelist, and Sag Harbor resident, founded Herstory in 1996 as a weekly workshop at the Southampton Cultural Center to help women turn their private stories into gripping ones.
Judy D’Mello
Tomorrow, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, thousands of students across the country are once again expected to rally against violence in an event called the National School Walkout, the third student-led protest since the Feb. 14 deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Judy D’Mello
April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and, as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the issue and educate communities, the Retreat, a nonprofit advocacy organization and shelter for victims of domestic violence, will present Navigating Consent: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for high school students.