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The 10 candidates elected Jan. 14 to join the School Board Nominating Committee are Cecilia Anon-Kowalski and Prem Itharat of Edgewood, Swapna Kanekar and Jonathan Lemle of Fox Meadow, Deborah Jeanne Skolnik and Cindy S. Yau of Greenacres, Curtis Parker and “Claire” Yin Yang of Heathcote, Su…

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The Scarsdale School board voted unanimously to adopt the 2019-20 budget plan in April and voters approved the plan in May. The $160,782,597 budget increased by $2.9 million, which is 1.86 percent more than the 2018-19 budget. The tax levy increased to $148.6 million versus the prior year’s …

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Jordan Copeland, chair of the Joint Committee of the School Board Nominating Committee, met with members of the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale Dec. 18 to address questions regarding the committee’s proposed 21 amendments to the SBNC resolution, which will be on the ballot Jan. 14 electi…

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The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 9 p.m. in the Scarsdale Middle School auditorium lobby at 134 Mamaroneck Road.

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The Edgemont Board of Education heard concerns Dec. 11 from Superintendent Victoria Kniewel on space issues in the district. Though discussions on maximizing the use of the existing space in the schools began in 2016, Kniewel said simply, “The district is running out of space and needs to do…

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During a school board presentation Nov. 18 on student engagement and assessment, Assistant Superintendent Edgar McIntosh said the district’s ultimate goal is to produce students who are “skillful, knowledgeable and possess the dispositions that position them to be informed, ethical, collabor…

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Scarsdale Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Edgar McIntosh expanded their discussion of the district’s ambitious 2019 to 2024 Strategic Plan at a school board meeting on Nov. 19. The presentation provided a deep…

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This year’s fall musical promises to bring enchantment to the entire family this year with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Originally adapted into a musical for the small screen by Hammerstein in 1957, the live adaptation first premiered on Broadway in 2013. It ran for 770 performanc…

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For Edgemont and other area districts, students with disabilities are reportedly excelling in school, as presented in a data profile to the Edgemont Board of Education and attending members of the public on Nov. 12. The state of special education at Edgemont schools as of the 2017-18 school …

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The Greenacres Neighborhood Association invited its members to Greenacres Elementary School on Oct. 30 to bring residents up to date on the Greenacres construction and renovation projects. The gathering also included a tour of new classrooms and discussions with faculty and staff.

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The Scarsdale Board of Education meeting on Nov. 4 addressed some concerns from citizens about security as well as updates on construction and other capital improvement projects. Thomas Smith, CPA, director of EFRP Group LLC External Audits, spoke in the pre-meeting business brief about comp…

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It was just before 9 a.m. and the seventh-grade class was slowly filtering into the dimly lit middle school auditorium. Almost all the seats were taken and, as you’d expect, the students were chatty. The kids slowly lowered their voices as Dr. Richard Stumacher, a pulmonologist from Northern…

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At the Edgemont Union Free School District Board of Education meeting Oct. 15, Director of Technology Paul Garofano presented his department’s vision for the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) initiatives, with a planned expansion of the curriculum into seventh an…

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Earlier this year, Pew Research Center conducted a survey that found 27% of U.S. adults haven’t read a book in the past year. More specifically, households with incomes under $30,000 a year are more likely to be nonbook readers (36%), while the same low-income communities were more likely to…

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Scarsdale High School senior Jacob Faierman set out two years ago to interview a number of undocumented immigrants, seeking to hear their stories of coming to America and to learn what their lives were like before moving. This past August, he transformed those interviews into a book of six s…

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At an Edgemont School Board meeting on Sept. 24, board members unanimously approved a contract award for district architectural and engineering services to Fuller & D’Angelo, an architectural firm based out of Elmsford, to update a room utilization study and find out what the district’s …

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The community support, countless meetings and reams of information on field usage led Scarsdale Board of Trustees to vote 6 to 1 Sept. 24 to move forward with the project to install permanent lights at Butler Field at Scarsdale High School.

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Scarsdale High School juniors Natalie Lloyd, Rosana Sabur, Ella Isak and Mia Tellmann, all members of the SHS Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Club, donated $1,000 in proceeds from several SHS events to Patricia Boyce, director of Caregiver Services at Westchester Medical Center Sept. 15 fol…

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Change is inevitable in September as summer turns to fall, kids go back to school or leave for college and the community adjusts to a new routine. The Scarsdale schools’ performing arts department saw its share of shifting districtwide, including a new hire at the elementary level and anothe…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education’s first meeting of the new school year Sept. 10 opened on a somber note, as the board recognized the recent death of Jeffery Michael Langsam and held a moment of silence in his honor. Langsam had worked as an audiovisual specialist at the school district sinc…

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Last spring, students across the state sat for two days of standardized testing as required by the New York State Education Department. The results released Aug. 22 showed 85% of Scarsdale students in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on the English Language Arts exams and 88% scored prof…

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The New York State Education Department test results released Aug. 22 showed 79% of Edgemont School District students in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on the English Language Arts exams and 85% scored proficient on the math exams.

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Victoria Kniewel waited at 7 a.m. Sept. 4 in the entryway at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School to greet faculty and staff for their first day of school. Students arrived a little before 8 a.m. and Kniewel, Edgemont’s superintendent of schools, was there to greet them along with the principa…

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At any school district a new school year ushers in some new personnel and new classroom assignments. In Scarsdale, teachers Sheilah Chason and James McLoughlin are swapping places in a way, with Chason joining Scarsdale High School’s STEAM team and McLoughlin moving to teach math at the SHS …

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Although Chinese manufacturer Hon Lik marketed the first e-cigarette in the mid-2000s, vaping has quadrupled in popularity over the past several years, in large part due to its notable popularity among adolescents.

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Common Core is a bust according to a recent study funded by the federal government. The study shows that students in the states that most dramatically changed their standards to comply with Common Core did not excel. In fact, a good seven years after adopting the new standards, there was eve…

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After 10 years at Fox Lane High School in Bedford as the director of health, physical education and athletics and then as dean of students, Chris Coughlin, 45, has moved to Scarsdale Middle School in a new role as assistant principal, replacing Larry Chatzinoff who retired at the end of June.

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As the new school year approaches, it’s a time of new beginnings: new teachers, new classmates and making new friends. For some kids, it could mean going to a new school, including first-timers starting kindergarten. All of this “newness” is very exciting, but it can also be stressful for ch…

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At the Scarsdale School District Board of Education meeting July 11, board members voted unanimously to reappoint Scott Silberfein as president of the board. The board further allowed Silberfein to resign after six months of service to grant the presidency position to Pamela Fuehrer, the new…