Amanda M. Fairbanks previously worked in the editorial department of The New York Times and covered higher education for The Huffington Post. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Hechinger Report, and Education Week. A graduate of Smith College, she spent two years at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in East Hampton with her husband and young son.
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The class of 2012 looked on as the high school principal, Adam Fine, his neck draped with beads given to him by the departing students, made closing comments at the East Hampton High School commencement ceremony on Saturday.