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  •     The recent death of Anna Mirabai Lytton, a Springs School eighth grader, cast a pall over the school’s graduation ceremony last Thursday evening at East Hampton High School.

        There was hardly a dry eye in the house as Springs students took to the stage during a ceremony that celebrated the achievements of those assembled while also serving as a final farewell to a beloved classmate.

  • At the Springs School, where eighth graders should have spent the week anticipating summer and preparing for graduation, staff and students instead grappled with the death on Saturday of a 14-year-old classmate who was to have graduated tonight.
  • Recent data suggest that early learning revolves around a child’s exposure to language — the more, and the earlier, the better.
  •     Adam Fine, East Hampton High School’s principal, began Tuesday night’s meeting of the East Hampton School Board with a summary of the findings of a recent school-wide survey examining issues such as security, diversity, and support. The survey, an anonymous 20-minute questionnaire, was conceived of by a committee of students, parents, faculty, and clergy following the suicide of David H. Hernandez, a junior at the school.

  •     “A love fest” was how Eric Casale, the principal of the Springs School, described Monday night’s school board meeting, during which two of its members bid a final farewell. But quickly talk turned to questions concerning his leadership in dealing with a cheating scandal when he was a principal in the Bronx.

  •     Nearly all school districts on the South Fork performed well above average on the New York State Education Department’s annual school report cards for 2011-12, released last month.

  • The East Hampton School Board unanimously voted to appoint Elizabeth A. Doyle as the new principal of the John M. Marshall Elementary School
  • A Whalebone program for at-risk kids seeks to build nurturing home lives
  • Springs officials respond to reports of cheating at principal’s former school
  • Controversies set aside as voters support spending plans with large margins