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Yonkers Schools Have High Expectations For 2013-14 School Year

Yonkers students returned to school this week.
Yonkers students returned to school this week.

YONKERS, N.Y. – With first-week of school excitement over, the Yonkers Public School District is turning its focus on making the school year the best ever for its more than 26,000 students.

“While our families were enjoying a well-deserved summer respite, District personnel were working diligently to ready staff and buildings for our students’ arrival,” Superintendent of Schools Bernard Pierorazio said in a statement.  “We have high expectations for the 2013-2014 school year and have begun implementing our strategy for student success."

Over the summer, the district’s grant-funded programs helped keep some students involved in unique summer learning opportunities, a press release from the school district said.  Some Yonkers high school-level students earned college credit and learned to study in high-level careers through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, the release said.

“The summer was certainly not a time of rest for Yonkers Public Schools. We are committed to increasing achievement and college readiness, and these objectives require a year-round focus,” said Board of Education President Dr. Nader J. Sayegh in a press release.

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