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School assignment leads to racism allegations in Saugerties

School assignment leads to racism allegations in Saugerties

The exercise asked students to “(c)reate a bold topic/thematic sentence, Justify your claim key pieces of evidence, and also address the alternate claim.” One example states that George Floyd didn’t die as a direct result of officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck, while another raises the question of whether Chauvin should be retried because a juror didn’t disclose a history of activism in the Black Lives Matter movement. 

News & notes (5/12/21)

News & notes (5/12/21)

Topics include: “Works in Wire” by Alison Eriksen opens at Historical Society of Woodstock; Saugerties principal loses bet; banished to school roof; Mohonk Mountain House appoints Kristie Prantil marketing director; Maritime Museum offers solar-powered boat tours; and more.