Back to school

Late last week, teachers and principals went back into the classroom in both Highland and New Paltz. As you read this story, children and parents have already picked out those new notebooks, cool pens and groovy markers to gear up for the start of the school year.

Changes coming in New Paltz and Highland have a lot to do with the new state and federal regulations coming into play as President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top program ramps up.

Hurricane Irene’s less-than-welcomed appearance last week also had a bit of impact on the public schools . . .

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