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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order extending school closures and online learning into the end of the school year, the Scarsdale School District continued to grapple with and evolve the new frontier of online instruction, and has set up essential questions for educators in order to impr…

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Like many students at Scarsdale High School, Grant Schechtman cares about his grades. He and his classmates have an innate desire to perform well academically. They stay up late reading, studying and finishing essays, constantly challenging themselves and their minds, staying motivated throu…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the proposed 2020-21 budget May 11 after multiple reiterations of cost-cutting efforts in response to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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For most teachers, e-learning is uncharted waters. After stay-at-home directives came in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with minimal training teachers across the country suddenly faced the call to teach millions of kids online. Pivoting to remote learning also sent many districts scrambl…

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The 2020 School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) announced March 30 that it selected Amber Yusuf and Robert Klein as its 2020 nominees to run for the Scarsdale Board of Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May election has been postponed to June, with a date to be determined.

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For some parents of children in the Scarsdale’s elementary schools, students’ e-learning progress when it comes to balancing synchronous (teacher-led in a group setting) and asynchronous (independent) during the COVID-19 pandemic era isn’t up to par. That message was made clear during the pu…

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Renovations for the Scarsdale High School auditorium and about three dozen other expenditures totaling $3.4 million will likely be deferred or cut, due to an urgent need to trim expenses from the proposed 2020-21 school budget. The budget revamp comes in response to the COVID-19 health crisi…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education held a virtual public meeting March 18 to discuss a revised plan for the $166 million 2020-21 school budget, which showed a slight decrease from previous estimates.

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After a Scarsdale Middle School faculty member tested positive for COVID-19, schools closed March 9 and classes ceased for a week. But Scarsdale schools officially launched e-learning — or distance learning — Monday, March 16, as the community stayed home to curb the spread of coronavirus by…

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After a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 and Scarsdale schools closed for eight days as a precautionary measure, students are processing how the days off will affect the future school year and the potential for lost educational opportunities.

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Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday, March 8, that all schools in the district would close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” after school officials learned a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19.

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Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday night, March 8, that all schools in the district will close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” and “social distancing” after school officials learned a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19.

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Scarsdale High School won the New York City National History Bowl tournament on Feb. 23 at Basis Independent High School in Brooklyn. Varsity team members Caroline Higgins, George Primoff and captain Andrew Morin beat 14 teams including Stuyvesant, Dalton, Darien and Great Neck. Morin also w…

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Over the Presidents Day break this month, the Scarsdale Speech and Debate Team traveled to the 46th annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, the largest invitational competition in the country. Scarsdale had not had a competitor advance to the final round of any category since 2016, but…

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In 1989, when Jeffrey Deskovic was only 16 years old, he was identified by police in Peekskill, New York, as a suspect in the case of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl from his school. According to Deskovic, he was “shy and didn’t fit in with his classmates,” and was emotional about …

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A cutting-edge fashion show is coming to the Scarsdale High School auditorium Jan. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. But the teens strutting the catwalk won’t be modeling the types of ensembles our kids usually covet — say, the latest from a village boutique or something from the juniors’ department at Bl…

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Rebecca Alexander is a role model for resilience. An author, psychotherapist, fitness instructor, disability rights advocate and extreme athlete, she is also almost completely blind and deaf. When she was in college, Alexander discovered she had the rarest form of a genetic condition known a…

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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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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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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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On a recent chilly but sunny Saturday, groups of kids filtered into Scarsdale Middle School during the early morning hours. Though it was a weekend, the school was alive with Scarsdale third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students, excited to put pen to paper.

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The Joint Committee of the School Board Nominating Committee is proposing several amendments to its governing resolution, and is soliciting public comment upon its proposals.

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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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Students and faculty spent some time out in the cold on Monday after smoke in a science lab caused fire alarms to go off at Scarsdale High School. During second period, around 9:39 a.m., a material in one of the science labs became overheated, producing enough smoke to trip the fire alarms. …

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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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The Scarsdale School Board voted unanimously on Oct. 21 to approve the 2019-20 districtwide safety and emergency management plan effective Sept. 1. The plan was updated in June and conditionally approved at the board meeting on Sept. 23.

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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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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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Two weeks after a swastika was found in a bathroom at Scarsdale High School, three students told high school administrators Sept. 26 they saw offensive graffiti in one of the boys’ bathrooms.