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SUNY New Paltz to offer mix of in-person classes, remote-learning this fall

SUNY New Paltz to offer mix of in-person classes, remote-learning this fall

There will be on-campus instruction and housing at SUNY New Paltz come the fall, but the amount of both will be reduced, and the length of the semester shortened, to accommodate life during a pandemic. The bulk of classes will continue to be taught remotely. Campus officials released the plan yesterday, with the caveat that all of it is subject to change with the circumstances. That warning is reinforced by a “pause and pivot” plan to shift back to fully remote learning if state officials deem that necessary.

Teaching from quarantine: Ground zero of educational chaos

Teaching from quarantine: Ground zero of educational chaos

The Sutton house in Highland could be called the model home for education, circa 2020: Two teachers in different schools, two young children, one house. If anyone really gets the chaos, the contradictions, and the strange intimacies of education at this strange moment in history, it is the Suttons.

Saugerties High School film students receive awards

Saugerties High School film students receive awards

Three Saugerties High School computer-video production students were recognized this month for their short film, Gaslight, which finished tenth in the annual worldwide 10-Day Film Challenge, in which high-school film students bring a movie from an idea to the screen in about a week and a half.

Local school districts add dropboxes to ensure voters can return ballots by deadline

Local school districts add dropboxes to ensure voters can return ballots by deadline

According to the third-party company enlisted by New York State to print and mail absentee ballots to voters, a mass envelope shortage delayed ballot mailing in dozens of districts, including New Paltz, Saugerties and Kingston. This resulted in the ballots not being mailed until Wednesday, June 3, which would make returning ballots by mail in time for the June 9 deadline difficult. As a result, local districts are setting up boxes for voters to drop off their ballots in person.