Local Educational News

Cool fill may replace crumb rubber as school pursues controversial athletic field
The Sag Harbor School Board continued this week to discuss the controversial artificial turf athletic field that is slated to replace the grass field at Pierson Middle and High School, pictured above. Christine Sampson

Celina Jones is an eighth grader at the East Hampton Middle School who served as a juror in a professional art show for East End Arts this summer. Christine Sampson

Taylor K. Vecsey

The East Hampton Cub Scouts Pack 426 Wolves and Bears in grades two and three built birdhouses and bat houses to hang on the Stony Hill preserve off Red Dirt Road in Amagansett last spring. John Dunning

In Springs, hallway traffic jams, improvised work spaces are a daily reality
The Springs School’s fourth grade has 75 students and average class sizes of 25. Above, Beth Scammell, with her fourth-grade class. Christine Sampson
When the bell rings to signal the end of periods at the Springs School, more than 300 children are often in the hallways changing classes at once. Christine Sampson