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After a summer of teacher education through the Scarsdale Teachers Institute, Reveal Math officially debuted in all five Scarsdale elementary schools on the first day of school earlier this month. Reveal Math was chosen in an effort to better educate students and meet federal and state stand…

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As part of its commitment to increased transparency and communication, Scarsdale Schools interim superintendent Dr. Drew Patrick has added school district cabinet member reports to each meeting to not only give a glimpse of what’s happening now, but what’s coming up in the future as well.

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As schools welcome students back from summer, the Westchester County district attorney’s office is launching new training sessions for superintendents on New York’s new gun laws that went into effect Sept. 1, particularly Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), which school administrators an…

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Despite the rain, the first day of school for Scarsdale and Edgemont was bright and cheery on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Educators hope it is a positive sign for a year with minimal — or no — interruptions due to COVID-19.

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Edgemont Board of Education President Monica Sganga addressed allegations of a gender discriminatory practice in the district’s tenure process, and the improper handling of a sexual harassment complaint at a meeting of Edgemont’s school board Tuesday, Aug. 23, saying the district did nothing…

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After several years of the founding group leading the way and three more of this year’s senior class growing the program, the Edgemont Robotics Team is on an upward trajectory. For the first time in its six-year history, Edgemont qualified for states, and during a season that featured a “Pas…

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Although both the Scarsdale Village and Scarsdale School District budgets have passed for the 2022-23 fiscal year, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service has requested an additional $18,000 from each to further empower the Community Youth Services Project (CYSP) to help Scarsdale stude…

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Between increased support from New York State Foundation Aid and federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts have decisions to make. Edgemont began seeking community feedback to guide those decisions at its June 21 board of education…

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Letters, love and laughter filled the Scarsdale High School auditorium Friday, June 17, as 26 Alternative School graduates were showered with praise, inside jokes and best wishes for their future endeavors. The rain early in the day may have dampened the field where graduation was initially …

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With an investigation completed, agreements signed with the main employees involved, internal audits forthcoming and tax counsel continuing to work toward abatement of penalties, the Scarsdale School District believes it is moving in a positive direction when it comes to identifying, resolvi…

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Tucked neatly into the June 21 consent agenda by an administration and board of education that had claimed to be working to be more transparent under the heading “Stipulation of Agreement” were separate agreements made with assistant superintendent for business Stuart Mattey and district tre…

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Late last week, Edgemont Superintendent Dr. Victoria Kniewel announced Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Michael Curtin was appointed assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment for the Blind Brook School District on Tuesday, June 7, effective July 1. Kniewel…

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As part of a curriculum update that interim superintendent Dr. Drew Patrick called “exciting and interesting,” the big reveal for Scarsdale’s new elementary school math program that will roll out beginning next school year was… Reveal Math.

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Though it was not part of the broadcast and recording due to technical difficulties, Amanda Fialk’s perspective on increased police presence in schools in the wake of gun violence throughout the country at the June 7 Edgemont Board of Education meeting was worth listening to.

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Edgemont High School junior Anisha Musti competed in May at the prestigious Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite always thinking she was more of a humanities kid, Musti won third place in cybersecurity from the National Security Agency Rese…

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As promised, Scarsdale Board of Education president Karen Ceske continues to update the community on the “IRS matter” stemming from improper payroll tax reporting and IRS decisions and delays that have cost the district a lot of time and money once it was brought to light in late March.

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Whenever a safety incident involving another school comes to the attention of the Scarsdale School District — whether it be a shooting, a bomb threat, a fire, a bus accident, an evacuation, etc. — district administrators take time to look at their own safety, security and emergency managemen…

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To a 14-year-old incoming freshman, Scarsdale High School’s 1,500-plus student body and the labyrinth of hallways can be difficult to navigate, but SHS alumni praise a community-building program called Civ Ed. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has forced Civ Ed into a period o…

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In the wake of the school shooting May 24 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the movement for more gun regulation has accelerated. Protests have spread across the country, including a large number of school walkouts. 

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Imagine being a fourth grader who can’t read. Or parents fighting to get a dyslexia diagnosis and proper services for their child in school. This is a decades-old problem — according to parents of former and current students. And while school districts believe they are better equipped than e…

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Every year, Edgemont seniors have the opportunity to acquire real-world working experience during their senior options internship, a program that lasts six weeks or four weeks, respectively. While students mainly work at a local store or company, some choose to create independent projects an…

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Every year, Scarsdale seniors have the opportunity to acquire real-world working experience during their senior options internship, a program that lasts six weeks or four weeks, respectively. While students mainly work at a local store or company, some choose to create independent projects a…

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Scarsdale Middle School eighth grader Zachary Weinberg took top prize Saturday, May 21, in Westchester’s first-ever Middle School Geography Competition. SMS Choice humanities teacher Robert Daly organized the qualifying event in Scarsdale, comprising two rounds of tests that eventually resul…

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When the Edgemont School District added assistant principals to the elementary schools three years ago, Greenville Elementary School principal Jennifer Allen knew longtime reading specialist Marisa Ferrara would be the perfect hire as she’d already been involved in so many facets of the buil…

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During a special meeting following an executive session Wednesday, May 18, the Scarsdale School Board voted to approve the district’s recommendation for Carol Priore to serve as interim assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership development

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After garnering considerable faculty and student support, the Social Justice Committee at Scarsdale High School plans to host the first-ever Non Sibi Day on Friday, May 27, the half day before Memorial Day weekend. Non Sibi Day, taking its namesake from the school district’s Latin motto mean…

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At least nine Westchester County school districts in the past year have actively searched for a new superintendent in the wake of fresh controversy. Several sitting superintendents have become front-page news. Scarsdale School’s Dr. Thomas Hagerman, for example, is leaving behind a $1 millio…

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Given the choice between quickly hiring the district’s current internal auditor to conduct an audit of the business department and the processes that led to improper filing of payroll taxes — and subsequently $1.7 million in IRS fines and a lien against the district — or waiting to get an au…

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Edgemont Teachers Association President Jonathan Hansonbrook delivered an unexpected and inflammatory speech at the board of education meeting Tuesday, May 10. Hansonbrook made claims of unfair treatment of high school teachers, including gender-based discrimination, an “atmosphere” and “cli…

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Following a half-hour executive session, Scarsdale Board of Education vice president Amber Yusuf announced that Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman resigned as of Friday, May 6, due to the distraction caused by the IRS issue the administration appeared to have covered up for 10 months prior t…