Education

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Education

Outsider challenges status quo for Board of Education seat

In Mamaroneck, as in several other Westchester communities, Board of Education candidates are chosen and endorsed by a designated selection committee. These candidates are typically chosen to replace board members after one or two three-year terms. In Mamaroneck, for the Tuesday, May 17 school board election, the 24-member Mamaroneck School […]

Education

State cuts gap elimination, boosts school coffers

With the termination of the 2009 Gap Elimination Adjustment, GEA, school districts statewide will now receive the full percentage of state aid. The GEA was imposed as a measure to help the state close a 2010 budget gap. It diverted a percentage of state aid away from school districts and […]

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Annie Ward, right, begins her presentation entitled “Systems Challenge Update” with a mention of Eric Jensen’s 2009 book “Teaching With Poverty in Mind,” which emphasizes enrichment instead of just instruction for low-income students.
Education

Income inequality hits Mamaroneck schools hard

A mid-year report delivered at the Feb. 23 Mamaroneck Board of Education meeting revealed that a new approach instituted in September 2015 aimed at raising grades and test scores for the district’s approximately 900 students living in poverty is showing some signs of progress, particularly with the Hommocks Middle School’s […]