I have heard from a number of parents who are concerned about the Common Core exams for Math and ELA which begin statewide on, appropriately enough, April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day.
My sense is that there are many parents who do not understand what these tests are about.
"Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of New York children, from third through eighth grade, will arrive at school and be told to serve as Guinea Pigs in one of the most untested education experiments in U.S. history.
This Youtube is a must watch to understand the relationship between food, composting, recycling, agriculture and our general attitude towards food and life.
New Rochelle's Trinity Elementary school is the first school in the District to sort out all compostable and recyclable items from the lunchroom. The results were simply amazing. Dr Korostoff, New Rochelle's Superintendent is personally overlooking and supporting its implementation.
OAK BROOK, IL -- From March 31 through April 13, in their first-ever free coffee event, all McDonald’s nationwide are offering a free small cup of McDonald’s Premium Roast McCafé coffee with no purchase necessary. If everyone from Westchester Country were to claim their free McDonald’s coffee that would be approximately 968,802 cups according to US Census data.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The annual deadline for filing any property tax exemptions including the following is May 1, 2013:
· Basic Star
· Senior Enhanced Star
· Senior Citizen Aged- Limited Income
· Disability- Limited Income
For this time, some veterans may be eligible for school tax exemptions.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- United Water New Rochelle and United Water Westchester will begin the annual fire hydrant and water main flushing program during the week of March 31. It will take about three months to flush more than 3,500 hydrants throughout the company’s service area.
The work will take place between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
During the week of March 31, United Water will be flushing in the following communities:
· Dobbs Ferry
· Rye Brook
· Port Chester