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Race dominates Newburgh school board forum

Five candidates for three Newburgh school board seats broadly agreed with the goals of boosting black and Latino student achievement, reducing suspensions and diversifying the district’s teaching staff during a forum Thursday evening. Two incumbents – board President Carole Mineo and Darren Stridiron – will compete Tuesday for new three-year terms against one-time board member […]

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Imaginations on display at Newburgh school district art show

Inside a section of Motorcyclepedia Museum on Wednesday afternoon, Meadow Hill art teacher Rachel Williams and a steady stream of proud parents admired the works that filled a wall: paintings, pencil and crayon drawings; and animation cells. The fruits of Newburgh school district students’ imaginations are being shared with the public. Through May the museum […]

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Newburgh school district sees big jump in number of kids eating breakfast

Last year the Newburgh school district was one of 11 districts nationwide to receive a grant funding free breakfast for all kids, a recognition of the nexus between hunger and students’ inability to learn. During Thursday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Roberto Padilla provided examples of how the initiative has significantly increased the number of kids […]

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Newburgh students get taste of computer coding

Newburgh Enlarged City School District students got a small taste of computer programming on Monday as the district took part in the nationwide “Hour of Code.” Volunteers from NFA’s Excelsior Academy and the district’s technology department guided students through coding lessons. Programming is a foundation skill for tasks that range from computer applications and animation […]

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