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Top School Stories of 2013

Year in Review: Patch looks back at the top school stories

Wantagh starts full day kindergarten Photos provided by Elizabeth Sobel/Syntax.
Wantagh starts full day kindergarten Photos provided by Elizabeth Sobel/Syntax.
There were changes to the curriculum and changes to school board. There was tragedy and a new look in Seaford.  It was a busy 2013 in the Wantagh and Seaford school districts on several fronts.

Here's a look at the top stories of 2013:

  • The debate over the common Core standards and high stakes testing ran throughout 2013 and will continue into the new year. The Wantagh School District passed a resolution in December asking the state to reconsider their reliance on testing.
  • Tragedy struck the Seaford School District after a high school student died in February during a class trip to Southern California.  The family of the sophomore later announced a lawsuit.
  • Just a months after graduating for the Wantagh School District, Peter Mountanos was elected to the school board.
  • After a decades long fight,  Seaford Harbor School got financial backing from the Nassau County for a new access road.
  • Seaford Manor School got a new playground after winning a contest.
  • Wantagh started its full day kindergarten program. 
  • Seaford teachers came to an agreement with the district freezing salaries to avoid staff cuts.

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