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USA, Director of Progressive School of Long Island Receives Award

In June, at the graduation ceremony of the Progressive School of Long Island, Eric Jacobson, director, was presented with a Citation from the New York State Assembly, signed by the local assemblyman of North Merrick. The award honors Mr. Jacobson for “dedicating his life to envisioning a learning institution that emphasizes creative and critical thinking, curiosity, and social and moral responsibility.” For 31 years of “hard work, dedication, and outstanding achievement” he was offered this special citation in front of the News 12 cameras.”

The parents and children of the school had arranged for this honor due to their love, appreciation and pride of their director. The seventh and eighth graders sang a medley of songs at the graduation accompanied by their director on the guitar. He said that playing music alongside of the children creates a special kind of bond.

“Sá vidyá yá vimuktaye - Education is that which liberates”