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Two New York School Districts Sit Close By, but Far Apart in Resources

News Summed Up 2019-03-13 05:30:00

Sabrina Benayoun, a senior at Jericho High School, had her pick of about 30 Advanced Placement classes, more than 50 extracurricular clubs and field trips to Quebec and Paris. She tackles robotics in a lab with its own laser engraver. “I feel very grateful for so many opportunities,” she said. Jahshua Taylor, a senior in nearby Westbury High School, has far fewer resources. He navigated overcrowded buildings, large classes and a packed guidance office where his college counselor juggles a caseload topping 300 students....