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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.