Search Results for "Carmen Farina"

No response to letter
Letters Letters 7/24/2014 at 12:41PM

On February 28, 2014, the Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. sent Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña a letter requesting to meet with her regarding PS 130, located at 200-01 42 Avenue, Bayside, Queens.  To date, we have received no response from her or anyone on her staff.  The letter was sent certified, return receipt requested, so we [...]

Standards for school superintendents
Letters Letters 7/17/2014 at 12:48PM

Chancellor Carmen Fariña is requiring school superintendents to re-apply for their jobs. She is also setting a minimum of seven years as an educator as a qualification and reinstating the former stipulation that superintendents be mature adults. Currently, many of the division heads and policymaking executives at the Department of Education only a few birthdays [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/10/2014 at 6:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Abundant sunshine. High 58. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 49. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Mayor in a school daze
Politics From Here Victor G. Mimoni 3/14/2014 at 12:11PM

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the ongoing schoolyard boxing match – not yet a brawl because the gloves haven’t come off – pitting the mayor’s height and reach against the governor, a compact fighter with lots of power. Hizzoner traveled upstate on Tuesday, March 4, to spar another round and learned the [...]

DOE withdraws co-location plans
DOE withdraws co-location plans
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/04/2014 at 3:54PM

From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

Don’t make it a ‘snow job’
Letters Letters 2/27/2014 at 1:20PM

Let’s not read too much into what was a mistaken but not malicious judgment call to keep the schools open on a particular bad weather day recently. We lucked out that no school-related disasters were reported under these harsh conditions, but let’s see the big picture. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina’s decision was perhaps thoughtless, but [...]

Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 2/25/2014 at 3:23PM

Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.