‘Devastated’ After Budget Fails, Parents Rally For Sports, Music

RIVERHEAD, NY — A group of parents both heartbroken and furious that the Riverhead Central School District’s 2020 to 2021 budget was voted down for a second time have refused to give up on their children’s dreams: They’ve come together to find ways to provide students with the sports and electives slashed from the district’s contingency budget.

Because the budget failed at the revote Tuesday by 2,108 to 2,049 — the budget failed for the first time in June — the district will continue to operate under a $144,831,131 contingency budget that represents a 0.27 percent budget-to-budget increase, which was guided by education law, the district said.

The budget includes a freeze on equipment purchases and salary increases for individually contracted staff. The athletics program ($963,978), clubs, musical performances ($186,006) and after-school buses ($317,947) have been eliminated.

Other areas slashed include computer technology ($100,000), high school electives ($151,108), the science

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Parents and teachers describe how it feels to have children returning to school

It’s a strange time to be a parent.

Most schools in the UK have been closed to all but the children of key workers since Friday 20 March, as part of the nationwide lockdown. Parents and care-givers were forced to transform into teachers overnight, tasked with the mammoth challenge of juggling homeschooling with work in many cases. And the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” became even more stark, as those without books or the technology needed to access educational resources were left trailing behind their peers.

The news, then, that schools in England were reopening from 1 June – albeit only for certain year groups – should have been welcome. “The education of our children is crucial for their welfare, their health, their long-term future and for social justice,“ Boris Johnson announced during a speech given last month. “So in line with the decisions taken in many

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At the University of Maine College of Education and Human Improvement we lead by way of analysis, service and innovation. There are usually those who argue that the share of young people entering larger education or advanced vocational programmes is also massive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 30 projected quickest developing jobs between 2010 and 2020, five do not demand a high college diploma, nine require a high college diploma, four demand an associate’s degree, six need a bachelor’s degree, and six demand graduate degrees. Students may possibly not be enrolled in courses for the duration of the student teaching semester beyond 490 Capstone and Portfolio.

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