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first_imgA Jan. 29 storm in Ocean City was one of five that closed schools this year.The Ocean City Board of Education voted Wednesday to add April 21 to the school calendar to make up for a snow day.The vote keeps the last day of school and high school graduation on Friday, June 20.The district had to close schools on five different days this winter because of snow.“Generally, we think we may have to make up two,” Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said of snow days in typical years.The last day of school had been scheduled for June 17. The district made up one day by adding March 17 (originally a teacher’s in-service day) back to the school calendar. The end of the school year was then pushed back to June 20 to make up for three more days.That left the school board with a choice to make up for the fifth day: Move graduation and the last day of school to Monday, June 23 or add Monday, April 21 as a school day.Spring break for students falls during the week before Easter this year, and the Monday following Easter (April 21) was also part of the break.The board considered a range of factors in making its decision: family plans for attending graduation, teacher and family vacations for spring break, custodian overtime for holidays, an extra day of teaching before AP tests, the chaos of a Friday evening in late June, even students who had purchased tickets for the Firefly Music Festival on June 20 (thinking they would be done school by then).In the end, citing April 21 as a more likely day for learning than June 23, the board passed the schedule change in a 7-1 vote.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgGeorge Takei & Lea Salonga in ‘Allegiance'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Allegiance View Comments Miss Allegiance, starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, when it shuttered on Broadway earlier this year after 113 regular performances? Never fear, the production was filmed and will be presented by Fathom Events at movie theaters nationwide for one night only on December 13 at 7:30PM local time.The event will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei and immediately move into the musical’s presentation. Audiences will also be treated to special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.”Allegiance has been a passion project from the beginning,” said Takei in a statement. “This deeply-moving story based on my family’s experiences could not be more timely, or poignant, considering the current political climate. So many people around the globe have never heard about this dark part of our nation’s history, and it is an honor and privilege for me to help tell this story, so that we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. I am deeply grateful that almost 120,000 people experienced the Broadway production during its run, an eerie reflection of the number of Japanese Americans who were directly impacted by the events depicted in Allegiance. This event—with Allegiance coming to cinema screens all around the country—will give to so many more the opportunity to experience and see this musical, which I consider my legacy.”Directed by Stafford Arima and based on Takei’s childhood experience in a Japanese-American interment camp, Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito. A story of family, love and patriotism set during World War II and beyond, the show follows veteran Sam Otsuka and his sister Kei as they find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country.The cast also included Katie Rose Clarke, Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura and Greg Watanabe.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016last_img read more