Education

March, 2015

Kew Gardens

Schools Chancellor encourages parents to run for Education Council seats

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is encouraging parents across the city to make a direct impact on their child’s education by running for an Education Council seat. Parents interested in becoming members of a Community or Citywide Education Council can apply online at NYCParentLeaders.org until March 11. Comment.
Bayside

Officials announce tech program for colleges

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) announced legislation to create the Community College High-Technology Investment Program for community colleges at Queensborough Monday afternoon. Comment.

February, 2015

Flushing

Flushing resident seeks inclusive black history in public schools

A longtime Flushing resident is pushing for a more comprehensive African-American history curriculum in Flushing’s public schools. Comments (1).
St. Albans

St. Albans teacher accused of beating special ed student

An alarming audio recording allegedly of the teacher accused of beating a special ed student in January at PS 118 in St. Albans was released Tuesday by the Cochran law firm and Paul B. Weitz & Associates, which are suing the city on behalf of the child. Comment.
Flushing

Queens College ranks among best schools for value

Queens College and its students have recently been recognized by various publications and programs for its affordability and quality education. Comment.
Little Neck

MS 67 students to represent NYS in Future City nationals

Eighth-graders at MS 67 in Little Neck are scheduled to compete at the National Finals for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition in Washington Saturday. Comments (7).
Corona

Trailers to be removed for an addition to PS 19 in Corona

Relief is on the way for PS 19 in Corona, the largest elementary school in New York City. Decades-old rusty temporary trailers will be removed and a new addition constructed to help solve one of the worst overcrowding situations in the borough. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s University freezes tuition, other costs

St. John’s University announced it would be freezing tuition, fees, room and board costs for the 2015-16 academic year at its Queens, Manhattan, Oakdale and international locations. Comments (2).
Bay Terrace

Queens pols, educators welcome reforms to school support system

Queens’ lawmakers and school principals praised a new up-to-date school support system announced by City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña last week that would help struggling schools and increase accountability. Comments (2).

January, 2015

Little Neck

Chancellor calls Little Neck’s MS 67 one of her favorite schools 

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants parents to be more involved in their children’s education. But that involvement must go beyond classrooms and textbooks. Comments (1).
Astoria

Most Precious Blood school to close in June

After 58 years of serving the Astoria community, Most Precious Blood School will be closed permanently in June due to lack of financial resources to repair and continue the school. The announcement came as shock for parents, students, parish, alumni and community members. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Children cook up a storm in Forest Hills

Chef competition reality TV shows are growing by the season. Comments (2).
Bayside

Bayside moms launch family-friendly e-newsletter

For years, Bayside mothers Beth Rivera and Kym Muscat have been involved in everything from the Parent Teachers Association to Girl Scouts of America in their communities. Comments (1).
Education

Four Queens charter schools’ co-location requests rejected

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña rejected four charter schools’ requests to use public school space in two Queens school districts. Comment.
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