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Past articles by Mareesa:

East Ramapo oversight bill sponsors make final push for vote by June 17

Co-sponsors of a bill to place a state monitor in the East Ramapo school district say they intend to see the bill through to a vote before June 17. → Read More

More support for East Ramapo oversight bill, as legislation faces uphill battle in Senate

A bill that would install an oversight monitor in the East Ramapo schools for five years gets local support could still face an uphill battle in Albany → Read More

East Ramapo passes $218 million school budget

East Ramapo school district voters passed a $218 million school budget Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Since 2008, the financially troubled district has failed to pass five school budgets on the first attempt. → Read More

Ramapo Central weighs $850K plan to replace artificial turf

Ramapo Central voters will weigh in on a $850,000 plan to replace artificial turf fields in Tuesday's budget vote, but residents have raised concerns over the health effects of the materials used in the turn. → Read More

South Orangetown Middle School named national 'School to Watch'

South Orangetown Middle School staff, students and parents are celebrating a win for their school. It's one of two middle schools added to NY's high-performing school list this year. → Read More

Full-day kindergarten: More school districts offer program with help from state aid

More school districts in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam will offer full-day kindergarten, with state aid help → Read More

East Ramapo: Letter promising tuition reimbursement is a hoax

East Ramapo officials say a letter apparently mailed to parents on district letterhead promising $3,500 per child in "tuition reimbursement" for private schools in financially strapped areas is a hoax. → Read More

South Orangetown school district names new superintendent

The South Orangetown school board has named a Syracuse-area educator as the district’s new superintendent. → Read More

Facing criticism, E. Ramapo hires Spanish translator for meetings

East Ramapo will provide English-Spanish language translation at school board meetings on a case-by-case basis. → Read More

St. Thomas Aquinas College's drag queeb show canceled, sparks college identity debate

A private college canceled a student drag show for religious reasons, prompting debate over the identity of the liberal arts school in southern Rockland County. → Read More

Uncertain future awaits districts as students opt out of state tests

The potential loss of status and funding is a disappointment, but not a surprise to districts. State education officials have warned of sanctions if districts don't meet the 95 percent participation requirement. → Read More

5 questions for Monroe College nurse Jacqueline Ross of New Rochelle

Monroe College student and nurse Jacqueline Ross of New Rochelle talks about her recent medical mission trip to Haiti. → Read More

Manhattanville College: Women's Leadership Institute hosts panel discussion

The Women's Leadership Institute at the Manhattanville College School of Business will host a panel discussion Tuesday, April 14 on "Being the Boss." The event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the college's Purchase campus, 2900 Purchase St. Advance registration is required and attendance costs $40. For more information and to register, go to… → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres turns down North Rockland student's prom invite, but sends sweet message

A North Rockland high school student's prom invitation to Ellen DeGeneres got the comedian's attention. → Read More

Pearl River school district is selling residential property

Pearl River school district is finally selling residential property it owns on West Crooked Hill Road. → Read More

North Rockland student invites celebrity crush Ellen DeGeneres to prom in video

Alirio Magana, who has cerebral palsy, asked his celebrity crush Ellen DeGeneres to be his prom date in this video. → Read More

Chestnut Ridge Middle School holds 'March Madness' basketball tourney

Chestnut Ridge Middle School held its third annual March Madness basketball tournament on Friday afternoon. The event is named for John Boykin, a community leader, veteran and champion of children in the East Ramapo school district. School officials said the event is held to give students a fun and healthy boost as they prepare for the annual state standardized tests later in April. It's also… → Read More

Parent wants Clarkstown school board member to resign over email leak

Board President Mike Aglialoro said officials determined Trustee Chris Conti forwarded a parent's message . → Read More

Student battling cancer gets helping hand from East Ramapo community

A Chestnut Ridge teenager and senior fights to be his cancer while the East Ramapo community helps fundraise to pay for his medical bills. → Read More

Rockland County Executive Ed Day presses state Senate Republicans to support East Ramapo oversight bill

Rockland County Executive Ed Day is urging state Senate Republicans to support an East Ramapo schools oversight bill. → Read More