Tenzin Yignyen, or Lama Tenzin, a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism who has been visiting the Ross School for the last 14 years, says the American education system places far too much importance on producing smarter human beings. "But what about good human beings?"
At the John M. Marshall Elementary School a new optional enrichment series introduces kids to guest speakers from the community who share their expertise -- and maybe even a pony -- during lunch and recess periods.
For the April school break, there’s something to do almost every day at the East Hampton Library. The East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department will offer a free April break recreation program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade in Montauk and East Hampton.
The East Hampton Middle School’s eighth-grade English language arts class was assigned the task of reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, an investigative look at the politics and trends behind the food supply and consumption in today’s society.
The school board announced during its meeting last week that it will increase the budget for vocational education at the high school in an attempt to revamp the department by offering more relevant classes as well as modernizing existing ones.
As part of the Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival, a joint venture of South Fork cultural institutions, there will be programs for families on Saturday and Sunday at museums and art centers from Springs to Southampton.
The Amagansett School Board is facing the most important task any school board ever faces: replacing its chief school officer. The board has sent a message to parents and residents in the district inviting them to “assist the board in establishing direction for the selection process for the new superintendent of schools.
As the East Hampton School District prepares to discontinue outsourcing its prekindergarten to the Whitmore Center, the center is looking to expand its research-based early education curriculum model to its younger students in the fall.
The 13th annual student job fair will be held on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East Hampton High School. In preparation, the event’s organizers are looking for business owners and members of the work force to participate.
Sydney Salamy, a junior at East Hampton High School, is looking for gently used sports equipment and clothing as part of her mission to ensure that students don’t “miss out on playing a school sport simply because they can’t afford it.” That is, afford to buy the often expensive equipment and apparel required to participate.