Elizabeth Ganga, The Journal News

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Port Chester schools plan vote on $65M+ bond

Additions planned for middle school and high school to accommodate growing number of students. → Read More

State education officials to make announcement on East Ramapo Thursday

State education officials plan to make an announcement about the troubled East Ramapo school district Thursday and want the public to attend. → Read More

State Ed Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visits Yonkers summer programs

New Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia toured two Yonkers schools Thursday and answered questions on new regulations for struggling schools. → Read More

New Rochelle library video contest comes with big prize

In an effort to lure teenagers into the library over the summer, the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation is holding a video contest that comes with a $1,000 first prize. → Read More

Sarah Lawrence bans smoking on campus

Following several other schools in the region, Sarah Lawrence College is banning smoking on its campus beginning Aug. 1. → Read More

Cortlandt: Two men arrested for copper theft at Toddville School

New York State police have arrested two men on charges of stealing copper from the old Toddville School on Locust Avenue in Cortlandt. → Read More

New Rochelle fugitive arrested on attempted murder charge out of Yonkers

A New Rochelle man has been arrested on a Yonkers warrant for attempted murder in the second degree and criminal posession of a weapon. → Read More

Spring Valley police pursuing armed robbery suspect

The Spring Valley police are pursuing a suspect who is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint on June 24. A search was underway on Friday. → Read More

Rye teacher, Carin Mehler, removed from school reinstated, not charged

Carin Mehler, who has been in limbo for more than two years while the Rye City School District decided whether to bring charges over allegations of improper coaching on state tests, will return to the classroom in the fall. → Read More

Report: Transgender students too often harassed, bullied

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union says transgender and gender nonconforming students are harassed and bullied and too often physically attacked, and school officials don't protect them. → Read More

Yonkers schools: Legislature rides to the rescue

The state Legislature has agreed to fill this year's $25 million budget gap for the Yonkers school district and take steps toward a longer-term plan to stabilize the district's finances. → Read More

Pace offers $25,000 annual scholarship to WCC students

Pace University will offer a new scholarship next year for Westchester Community College graduates who transfer to the Pleasantville campus that will cover well over half the cost of tuition and fees. → Read More

Ardsley school district wants residential development moratorium

The Ardsley school board is asking all the municipalities within its borders to enact a five-year moratorium on new residential development over concerns that they will feed large numbers of new children into the schools. → Read More

East Ramapo loses in court over special ed placements

The East Ramapo school district has lost another round in its fight against the state over placement decisions for special education students. → Read More

Good Counsel High School prepares to close its doors

Three years shy of its 100th anniversary, the Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School has graduated its last class and is wrapping up its last school year. → Read More

Good Counsel High School prepares to close its doors

Three years shy of its 100th anniversary, the Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School has graduated its last class and is wrapping up its last school year. → Read More

Jewish leaders speak out for East Ramapo oversight bill

As Rockland legislators scramble to pass an oversight bill for the East Ramapo schools before the end of the session, the leaders of several Jewish organizations spoke in favor of the bill and condemned the accusation that it was motivated by anti-Semitism. → Read More

Design studio at Holy Child promotes hands-on learning

The design studio is part of a trend toward the creation of so-called maker spaces in schools and libraries but takes it to a new level with sophisticated equipment such as a laser cutter and and a thermal former (which creates molds out of heated plastic sheets) along with the more common 3D printers. → Read More

Ice cream science: Port Chester students do STEM week

Hundreds of Port Chester middle schoolers have been sprung from their normal classes for a week so they can immerse themselves in the science behind ice cream, the measurement of time and prosthetics. → Read More

Write-in candidate wins Mount Pleasant school board seat

John Piazza, a former school board member and business owner in town, beat out two candidates with their names on the ballot and pulled in nearly 500 votes more than the fourth-place candidate. → Read More