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In lieu of the contentious Gifted and Talented exam for this coming school year, the city announced last week that it will move to a model in which preschool educators identify students to be entered into a randomized lottery for seats.In Jan…

Hailing Chen immigrated to Queens from China when he was 14 years old. He learned English from near-scratch, worked as a busboy throughout school and ultimately graduated from St. John’s University. Yet, he found it incredibly difficult to fi…

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The Hawtree Creek Middle School, MS 297 of South Ozone Park, held its eighth annual Celebration of Reading Week, Jan. 11 to 15, continuing the tradition despite having all students learn remotely.This year, the school’s theme was “Reading: Le…

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New Department of Education data show that close to a quarter of all students with disabilities are not receiving their full program services.Last Wednesday the DOE provided data to the City Council, as legally required, detailing the special…

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The Catholic High School Athletic Association had a successful fall semester with low- to moderate-risk sports.But high-risk sports, including basketball, cheerleading, football, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball and wrestling, have still not retu…

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Even with February half over, numerous institutions still have full calendars of events celebrating the historical, cultural and educational aspects of Black History Month.

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Jaslin Kaur is on a mission to make politics accessible to all, especially for the city’s most vulnerable populations.The 24-year-old District 23 City Council candidate became well acquainted with the inequities many face in the borough throu…

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Continuing its mission of spreading hope and kindness, the Thomas Edison CTE High School’s SkillsUSA organization recently showed their appreciation for local heroes at the FDNY Engine 294 & Ladder 143 firehouse in Richmond Hill.SkillsUSA…