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excellence in the Nyack Public Schools

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Helping to develop, implement and maintain educational excellence in the Nyack Public School system.

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Funding STEM Programs Challenge

Thank you to everyone who made INSPIRE NYACK’S 2015 Casino Night such a big success! This annual fundraiser is a critical way we as a community can support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Nyack Public School District. This impacts all our kids, from elementary school students learning robotics to high school students engaging in scientific research.

Together we’ve raised $40,000 for STEM education this year and we are nearly to our goal of $46,000 to fund STEM programs this year. We are reaching out to you today to ask that you join us in meeting this challenge.

Please consider making a gift to support:

  • Mac arts production labs at the high school
  • Hands-on engineering in the middle school
  • Science assemblies & robotics in elementary¬† schools

Make your donation today!

Thank you for your support of STEM education in the Nyack schools. Together, we can make a big difference in our kids’ education!

Arts programs make a comeback to school districts

School arts programs cut during lean times are making a comeback this budget season as districts across the Lower Hudson Valley shake off the lingering effects of the economic downturn.

On Tuesday, voters will consider budgets in 39 districts in Westchester, eight in Rockland and six in Putnam. Interviews and a review of documents by The Journal News show some positions and programs lost when budgets were cut are being restored.

“We’re seeing a trend across the country of increasing priority for arts funding in schools,” said Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the cultural adviser to the White House created in 1982 by President Reagan. “For a long time, the arts were seen as a flower that you give to children when they succeed. But we believe the arts aren’t a flower, they’re a wrench, part of the tool kit to help these schools turn themselves around.”

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