Great News!

In the last several months, the Port Washington School District’s administration and BOE have undertaken two reviews that demonstrate their commitment to supporting the academic and emotional health of all our students.

In a focus on improving curricula offered to advanced learners as well as enriched learning in the classroom, the district hired consultant Dr. Joyce Van Tassel Baska, Professor Emeritus William and Mary and past president of the National Association of Gifted Children, to undertake a comprehensive review of our district’s advanced learning and enrichment opportunities (K-8).

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Homework…now what?

Thank you to the large number of attendees who turned out for our meeting on “Homework, Mindfulness, and Reducing Stress” last week. Those of you that were unable to join us can read the meeting notes here.

Because local, state and national conversations are happening in and around homework, the focus of the meeting quickly turned towards understanding and analyzing research on homework “best practice” and to local and national school district homework policies.

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Save the Date: Meet the Candidates, 10/25

AGATE and SEPTA will be co-hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event on 10/25 at 7:30pm in the Schreiber Cafeteria, where candidates running for State Senate and Assembly will be sharing their thoughts on education reform and what role they hope to play if elected. We are looking for a committee of volunteers to help us organize and run this event. If you are interested please email us here at portagate@gmail.com.