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Things are different.
Less than 100 days into her tenure as New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña came to Flushing to try to prove that point to parents, teachers and administrators.
PS 154 in Flushing has received the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Green Flag award for improving its efforts to conserve natural resources and integrate environmental education into the curriculum.
It’s the second of only two New York City’s schools to receive the honor.
The fight over the future of education in New York City headed up the Thruway Tuesday to Albany, where dueling rallies with some crossover support between them and high-profile speakers brought some heat to the frozen state capital.
Lobbying the state Legislature for his plan to raise taxes on high-income earners to fund universal prekindergarten citywide, Mayor de Blasio held a rally with several members of the City Council in Albany on Tuesday.
CFE-style lawsuit launched to raise school spending
TA coalition of advocates and individuals, including Community Education Council 28 in Central and Southeast Queens, and a parent from Far Rockaway, are suing the state to increase its funding for education.
The Medical Examiner’s Office reported on Feb. 27 that the cause of Avonte Oquendo’s death could not be determined.
There’s plenty of room for prekindergarten in New York City, at least according to Mayor de Blasio.
City Hall released a report Tuesday that said the capacity exists for universal pre-K to be implemented this September.
The mail box for Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor must be overflowing by now.
Borough President Melinda Katz became the most recent elected official to oppose the proposed 125-family homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale, as she penned a letter dated Jan. 27, detailing her concerns about the plan.
The following is a transcript of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address, as prepared, sent to the media before the speech was delivered.
The city Department of Education released its five-year capital plan last week, the first under Mayor de Blasio, that shifts $210 million in charter school funds to other priorities, including expanding pre-K.
The proposed budget, which is slated to be voted on by the Panel for Educational Policy in March, would boost capital spending for schools by $800 million to $12.8 billion.
Barely a week into February and already this one has been a doozy.
Two snowstorms have dropped a cumulative total of almost a foot of snow and the borough may get hit twice more.
Parents of children in District 26’s elementary school gifted and talented program were ecstatic to learn that the city Department of Education is allowing their children to keep their seats for middle school.
All 768 children at PS 18, PS 115, PS 188, and PS 203 are guaranteed an automatic promotion until 2020. The DOE also plans to add more middle-school gifted and talented classes, as District 26 has many high-performing students. This year, over 700 fifth-graders received fours on both the New York state English language arts and math tests.
Mayor de Blasio this week released his plan to implement universal prekindergarten citywide, and called on Albany to give the city the authority to fund it by raising taxes on those making more than $500,000 a year.
But his campaign has been blunted somewhat — or augmented, depending on whom you ask — by Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that he would seek to bring universal pre-K statewide and not use any tax hikes to fund it.
After years of planning, waiting and fundraising, the Center for the Women of New York is finally getting a new home, even if it won’t be partially finished for more than a year.
The group’s founder and now its chairwoman Ann Jawin reports that work has finally begun on its building at Fort Totten in Bayside.
After one of the largest searches in New York City history and the discovery of their child’s remains, Avonte Oquendo’s family and their attorney are turning to the courts for some answers.
“This should never have happened,” David Perecman, the attorney had said when Oquendo’s remains were found in College Point. “I for one am good and angry. When you look at the videotapes, at what happened, the sheer chaos that went on in that school and to think they are taking children like this every single day, telling their parents that they’re safe, when indeed they’re not.”
Mayor de Blasio announced last week his first five picks for the Panel for Educational Policy, the city Department of Education’s policy-making body.
T. Elzora Cleveland, Norm Fruchter, Vanessa Leung, Lori Podvesker and Robert Reffkin were named as de Blasio’s appointees on Jan. 22.
Learning how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese could prove more useful than ever, as the wheels are in motion to recognize the Asian Lunar New Year as a legal holiday, meaning schools would be closed.
Nearly a dozen elected officials representing all levels of government were on hand at a press conference on the steps of the Flushing Library last Friday, in a show of growing support for recognizing the cause.
The official campaign to save the icon of the 1964-65 World’s Fair has begun.
A three-man preservation group, known as People for the Pavilion, hosted a meeting on Saturday at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the shadow of the Tent of Tomorrow and the Observation Towers, the buildings the group aims to preserve.
Are black and Latino students in New York City schools disciplined at a higher rate than their classmates because of their ethnicity, or because they break the rules more often as a whole?
That’s a question on which good people may differ, and one the city may find itself having to address head-on sooner rather than later, because of new federal guidelines issued last week.
The Community Education Council in District 27 is opposing a Department of Education plan to rename MS 202 in Ozone Park after a Rockland County man who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The DOE has announced plans to rename Robert H. Goddard Junior High School after Wells Remy Crowther, a 24-year-old equities trader who worked for Sandler O’Neill & Partners in the World Trade Center. Crowther, who had ambitions to be a New York City firefighter, is believed to have saved at least a dozen lives in the South Tower before he was killed in its collapse.