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Milliken v. Bradley: Supreme Court Case Has Helped Keep Schools Segregated  NPR

Roughly 9 million children — nearly 1 in 5 public school students in the U.S. — attend schools that are racially isolated and receive far less money than schools ...



Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Girl Last Seen At Hempstead High School  Daily Voice

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing on Long Island and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her.The Nassau County Police Department Missing ...



Board members attack bill for proposed monitor  Newsday

Hempstead school board members Tuesday excoriated proposed legislation, under consideration in the final days of the state legislative session, that would ...



School district budget plan cuts 100 jobs  Newsday

The Hempstead school district's proposed $221.5 million budget for the 2019-20 school year avoids an increase in the tax levy but calls for the elimination of 100 ...



State-Appointed Monitor: Struggling Hempstead School District Beginning To Make Progress  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A report is out sizing up a long-struggling school district. The Hempstead district has been under the watch of a state ...



Student standouts in Malverne, West Hempstead  liherald.com

State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin hosted her inaugural Student Standout Awards ceremony on June 2. Griffin recognized 13 high school students who have ...



West Hempstead High School's graduates look towards the future  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's class of 2019 received their diplomas, which marked the end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at LIU Post ...



Connecting with countries virtually at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

West Hempstead High School welcomed 20 students from Bruchsal, Germany to experience a day in the life of a student in the United States. The recent ...



Opinion: Make-believe at Hempstead schools  Newsday

Latest student performance report glosses over deep district challenges.



Hempstead district chief sees progress in ratings  Newsday

Three Hempstead elementary schools get upgrades to "Good Standing" under the state's new system. Acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong plans to "delve ...



CRISIS AT HEMPSTEAD HIGH  MetroFocus

With a graduation rate of only 37%, Hempstead High School on Long Island is one of the worst performing schools in the nation. Why? Find out.



West Hempstead High School students share uplifting words  Long Island Herald

Art Honor Society students at West Hempstead High School invited their peers to take part in a “What Lifts You” project during lunch periods on March 18.



Island Park to Stop Sending Students to West Hempstead High School  NBC New York

After almost 50 years of sending recent middle school graduates to West Hempstead High, officials of the Island Park School District announced that, due to ...



Voters get a 2nd look at Hempstead school budget  Newsday

Hempstead voters got a second look Tuesday at the proposed $221.5 million budget for its schools and posed questions about the spending plan ranging from ...



State Will Not Take Over Long-Struggling Hempstead Schools  The New York Times

The New York State Education Department said Thursday that it would not take control of Hempstead School District on Long Island, which has been troubled for ...



Latest Hempstead School Official Arrest Adds To District's Woes  Long Island Press

Besides the Hempstead school district's 37 percent graduation rate, crumbling schools, gang violence, and embattled superintendent, another vexing problem is ...



West Hempstead's top scholars celebrate the past and focus on the future  liherald.com

For West Hempstead High School's Marisa Sheehan and Isabella Caldwell, learning they were named valedictorian and salutatorian lightened up a ...



Enduring Struggles in Hempstead School District  Long Island Press

The multitude of complex problems plaguing the Hempstead School District have made headlines across the region. From persistent rumors of a state takeover ...



Jennifer Mitchell a star before her time  Newsday

No one had ever seen anything like her. Jennifer Mitchell had close-cropped hair, wore baggy clothes and could hold her own with the boys at Kennedy Park in ...



Sources: Deadly teen shooting in Hempstead was gang-related  News 12 Long Island

Wednesday's double shooting in Hempstead that left one 16-year-old dead and another injured was gang-related, sources tell News 12 Long Island.



Island Park to stop sending kids to West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

Island Park school officials announced in a July 11 letter to parents that starting with the 2019-20 school year, they will stop offering Island Park's middle school ...



Hempstead Review Finds Progress, But Problems Remain  Long Island Press

In his first annual report on the Hempstead School District, New York State-appointed adviser Jack Bierwirth painted a positive picture while emphasizing much ...



Students construct museum to recognize Black History Month at West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

An annual tradition at West Hempstead High School for Black History Month continued this February, when students created a museum featuring several ...



State: 3 struggling LI schools show progress  Newsday

Two struggling public schools in Hempstead and one in Wyandanch made "demonstrable improvement" in their academic performance in the 2017-18 ...



Viral Video Catches Long Island Teacher On The Phone During Class  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A troubling video is making the rounds on social media. It appears to a show a teacher slacking off in class at a school in ...



Hempstead valedictorian: 'We are not a statistic'  Newsday

Class valedictorian Stephanie Chevez implored Hempstead High School's Class of 2018, which is primarily black and Latino, to recognize the power of its ...



Students at West Hempstead High School lend a virtual hand  liherald.com

Students from West Hempstead High School had the opportunity to represent their school's Virtual Enterprises International program at the New York State ...



LI graduation rates drop slightly  Newsday

Long Island's public high schools still rank well above the state average in terms of graduation rates, but other regions of the state appear to be narrowing the ...



Signs of improvement at Hempstead High School  Long Island Report

Posted by LIR staff on Monday, February 13, 2017 ·. Last year, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia confirmed that Hempstead High School ...



Mandela's grandson shares life lessons with LI teens  Newsday

Ndaba Mandela tells teens that their dreams can transform them.



West Hempstead schools take part in Red Ribbon Week  liherald.com

Staff and students throughout the West Hempstead Union Free School District participated in several activities and lessons to honor Red Ribbon Week, which ...



In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?  The New York Times

When it comes to educational dysfunction, the Hempstead school district in Nassau County on Long Island is in a class by itself. For almost 30 years, the district ...



Charges A Sign of Hempstead School District Power Struggle  Long Island Press

In the latest news to rock Hempstead Public Schools, its board of education voted recently to bring charges against former Superintendent Shimon Waronker, ...



West Hempstead School District budget passed  liherald.com

Residents in the West Hempstead School District voted to support the 2019-20 budget on Tuesday, by a vote of 1,233 to 1,012. In addition, incumbents Karen ...



Experts: Damaged school might not reopen until March  Newsday

The Hempstead school district's Prospect School may not be fully operational until March, according to experts coordinating the renovations and repairs since ...



New football field highlights renovations at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

The newly installed artificial-turf football field at West Hempstead High School is the first of several completed renovations. In addition to the football field, the ...



STEM connection with West Hempstead High School alumni  liherald.com

With alumni home for Thanksgiving break, West Hempstead High School extended a welcome to recent graduates for a STEM Major Alumni Day panel and ...



West Hempstead High School's class of 2018  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's graduating class received their diplomas, which marked the end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at C.W. ...



Editorial: Hempstead schools are on the brink  Newsday

As Hempstead sadly keeps proving, it needs all the help it can get to make the grade.



Nine-period schedule to return in West Hempstead  liherald.com

The West Hempstead School District's secondary schools will be reinstating the nine-period school day schedule starting in 2019-20, as announced at a board ...



Long Island valedictorians 2019 - ND Feature Grid  Newsday

Meet Long Island's 2019 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813. Also, see this year's salutatorians.



Will State Take Over Troubled Hempstead Schools?  Long Island Press

Despite persistent struggles with declining graduation rates, violence, alleged corruption, and overall school board turmoil, the verdict is still out on whether the ...



Parents: Asbestos being removed from school while students are in building  News 12 Long Island

Parents say they're concerned about asbestos removal at a West Hempstead elementary school that's happening while students are in the building.



Hempstead Teacher Accused Of Buying Computers With District Money, Reselling Them For Profit  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A high school theatre teacher on Long Island is the subject of high drama this week. As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported, ...



School board takes action against superintendent  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Tuesday to take steps toward seeking Superintendent Shimon Waronker's dismissal, the latest twist in a ...



High school classroom closed for asbestos remediation  Newsday

A music classroom at Hempstead High School was closed off for environmental remediation this week after flooding affected the room's ceiling tiles and “slight ...



Officials: 1 shot near high school  Newsday

A teenager was shot just outside the Hempstead High School campus Monday evening, prompting school staff to hustle students in after-school programs inside ...



West Hempstead High School senior recognized as a National Merit Commended Student  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School senior Theodore Kim was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.



Liberals' Harvard obsession reveals their narcissism  New York Post

Liberals are obsessed with who gets in Harvard when they should care more about kids at failing schools like Hempstead on Long Island.



CBS2 Investigates: Reported Administrative Chaos At Hempstead High School  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It's almost time for kids to go back to school, and for one Long Island school district it is the moment of truth. Hempstead High ...



Cops: HS principal hurt in student fight; 2 arrested  Newsday

The principal at Hempstead High School was injured Friday while breaking up a fight between students, and two students were arrested, village police said.



Long Island's Senior Class of 2019 - NMGDB  Newsday

The senior class at 145 Long Island private and public schools adds up to nearly 39000 students in 2019.



Homecoming festivities in West Hempstead  liherald.com

School spirit was on full display at West Hempstead High School's Homecoming parade during the first weekend of fall on Sept. 22. From members of the Board ...



Cops probe threat to high school after lockdown  Newsday

Hempstead High School was locked down on Wednesday due to an unspecified threat, a hoax that is being investigated, the police said.“They did receive a ...



A 'superhero' in West Hempstead  liherald

West Hempstead resident Lauren Lee has been an attorney for 31 years, but no matter how busy her schedule may be, finding time to be a part of her children's ...



State issues audit to Hempstead HS after low graduation rates  News 12 Long Island

A state audit has been issued to Hempstead High School after a low number of students graduated last year.



West Hempstead High School senior shares project on zoonotic diseases  Long Island Herald

Growing up, West Hempstead High School senior Mary Penson often visited her father, Dr. Harry Penson, at his veterinarian office. It was interesting, she said, ...



School board fires two, hires back HS principal  Newsday

The Hempstead school board, in a flurry of personnel changes, has fired Deputy Superintendent Varleton McDonald and Hempstead High School Principal ...



Fall festival fun for schools in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

The spirit of fall was in full effect on Oct. 26 as the Chestnut Street School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District hosted a day of activities.



West Hempstead HS Principal Retiring  Patch.com

From the West Hempstead Union Free School District: After serving the West Hempstead community for nearly 18 years, West Hempstead High School Principal ...



District seeks classrooms after lightning strike  Newsday

Repairs from a lightning strike at Prospect School in Hempstead are expected to continue past the first day of classes, leaving approximately 600 kindergarten ...



Longtime educator begins new chapter as West Hempstead High School's principal  liherald

With 27 years of experience in education, James DeTommaso has developed not only a love of teaching, but also a passion for leadership. He was officially ...



Photography honors for Malverne High School students  liherald.com

Malverne High School's photography department had two students win three top honors in the 2019 Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Showcase ...



West Hempstead High School Key Club feeds local families  liherald.com

For the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the West Hempstead High School Key Club accepted donations of turkeys and other food items and gift cards as part ...



Hempstead Schools Draw State Review, Again  Long Island Press

School board president Maribel Touré, left, and acting superintendent Regina Armstrong debate issues before the school board. (Photo by Bob Giglione).



West Hempstead students shine at science expo  Long Island Herald

Students from West Hempstead Middle School and West Hempstead High School took part in the district's Science Expo on Jan. 10, showcasing projects they ...



West Hempstead School District says farewell to Mr. Escobar  liherald.com

Throughout his life, West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar said that he has prided himself on consistency. “Every day, I would just get up, put on ...



Activist: LI's 'Unknown gem' ripe for apartments  Newsday

THE SCOOP West Hempstead, with a variety of mass transportation options and recreational opportunities, is something of an unknown gem, says 51-year ...



West Hempstead High School hosts music festival  liherald.com

For the first time in six years, West Hempstead High School hosted the Zone 13 New York State School Music Association Festival on April 17 and 18. Roughly ...



Special adviser blames school district’s leadership  Newsday

Veteran educator Jack Bierwirth says his examination shows that “governance is the single most significant barrier” to students' education.



Editorial: Hempstead schools are in crisis  Newsday

On Monday, the state Education Department issued a devastating report on the Hempstead school district. It said the school board was the “most significant ...



Group raises security concerns after Hempstead HS brawl  News 12 Long Island

A student brawl caught on camera at Hempstead High School is raising concerns about security at the school. Cellphone video shows students pushing and ...



A son of Hempstead High, now wearing a star  Newsday

On a June day in 1991, a van bearing a band of proud teachers and students drove north from Long Island to cheer on a former Hempstead High School ...



West Hempstead Celebrates Homecoming On New Field  Malverne, NY Patch

The new turf field at West Hempstead High School was the site of this year's homecoming celebrations as the varsity football team hosted Friends Academy on ...



CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff Unveils 37%, A Deep Dive Into A Struggling School District  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 on Tuesday unveiled 37%, a special report that was a year in the making. It's titled after the graduation rate at Hempstead ...



Hempstead schools: Under the state spotlight  Newsday

Forty administrators from the state Education Department in Albany journeyed to Long Island in December 2004 with a singular purpose — to tour the ...



Cops: Gunfire near school board meeting  Newsday

Gunshots rang out at two locations outside Hempstead High School Thursday night just before a school board meeting was about to start on campus, authorities ...



The history of water towers in West Hempstead  liherald.com

The abundance of natural water sources such as the Pine and Schodack Brooks attracted early settlers to the vicinity of West Hempstead. Before 1926, farmers ...



Board votes to place schools chief on leave  Newsday

Shimon Waronker, the embattled superintendent of the Hempstead school district, was placed on administrative leave late Tuesday night by the district's school ...



Nassau County police search for suspect in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

Nassau County police began the search for a gunman in West Hempstead on Monday. Police received a tip that a man from an earlier investigation related to an ...



Streams, lakes and ponds surrounding West Hempstead  liherald.com

In 1643, the area that makes up the West Hempstead community was purchased from the Massapequa and featured lush pastureland, arable soil and plentiful ...



Scholar from West Hempstead receives highest rank at Yeshiva University  Long Island Herald

West Hempstead resident Alexander Selesny was among the hundreds of students from Yeshiva University's undergraduate schools to will receive a degree ...



Teacher demographics on Long Island - NMGDB  Newsday

Minorities account for 45 percent of public school students on Long Island but just a little more than 8 percent of the teaching staff.



State rating of schools and districts  Newsday

Effort to measure student achievement and growth.



Shaping future politicians and leaders in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

A tradition at the West Hempstead Union Free School District's George Washington Intermediate School continued on Feb. 25 when State Assemblyman Ed Ra ...



West Hempstead School District's restructuring plan approved  liherald.com

After months of public discussion, the West Hempstead Union Free School District Board of Education unanimously approved a restructuring plan at its Jan.



Hispanic Heritage Month at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

The auditorium at West Hempstead High School was filled with music and dance on Oct. 12 as the Phyllis Rose Dance Company performed to help celebrate ...



CBS2 Exclusive: State Education Commissioner Warns Hempstead School Board To Shape Up Or Risk Dismissal  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An incredibly sad story got worse Thursday night for children in the Hempstead School District on Long Island. The fight ...



Malverne School District addresses racial disparities  Long Island Herald

The New York Equity Coalition, an organization of New York educational advocacy groups, released a report last month detailing the racial disparities in ...



West Hempstead children at Chestnut Street School benefit from unstructured play  liherald.com

The West Hempstead Union Free School District's Chestnut Street School enjoyed a day of unstructured play during Global School Play Day on Feb. 6.



CBS 2 Exclusive: Hempstead Schools Plagued By Overcrowded Classes, Botched Schedules  CBS Local

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Class size is reaching the crisis level in the Hempstead Union Free School District, where teachers said they have been ...



Summer programs in Nassau aim to keep students sharp  Newsday

Many school districts across Long Island powered through the summer, with scores of students taking part in special reading programs, art academies and ...



Catholic Schools Week at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

Children of all ages filled St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead for its annual Open House on Jan. 27. STA was one of many private schools to take ...



Annual West Hempstead's Got Talent to return in July  Long Island Herald

Performers of all ages showed off their talents in front of family and friends at Hall's Pond Park last summer in the West Hempstead Community Support ...



West Hempstead native remains hopeful for a new, healthy heart  liherald

West Hempstead native Jessica Venditto says her motto remains, “Every day is a great day,” even though most days are a battle to stay alive. Venditto was born ...



Ex-Hempstead star Lisa Smith a Nassau HOFer  Newsday

She's one of 29 people inducted into the fourth class of the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame.



District voters to consider $46.8M bond issue  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Thursday night to seek voters' authorization of a $46.8 million bond issue to demolish the aged Marguerite G.



Two Commended Students in Malverne  Long Island Herald

The Malverne Union Free School District congratulated Malverne High School seniors Nelson Chow and Monique Rampersaud who have been named ...



West Hempstead's school board trustees get sworn in  liherald.com

The West Hempstead School District Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 2, during which its incoming board was installed.



Putting Down Roots in West Hempstead, N.Y.  New York Times

When Kathleen and Stephen Dunne look back on the purchase of their home in West Hempstead, N.Y., just a couple of weeks before they were married in 1990, ...



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