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Entire planet endangered by war
Letters Letters 7/31/2014 at 11:01AM

Right now there are no fewer than 41 separate conflicts raging across the world. These are all potentially deadly situations that are threatening to gradually expand beyond their origins.  All nations of the world need to somehow put aside their conflicting ideologies and begin to work together to bring these individual conflicts to an end, [...]

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 [...]

More arts education needed
Letters Letters 7/10/2014 at 2:07PM

When we study great past civilizations, what do we revere about their cultures?  Not their military conquests. Their glamor quickly is reduced to dry footnotes and maybe a movie script. It’s through the arts: music, painting, sculpture, dance, architecture and crafts that we achieve the nearest thing to immortality. So why are so many public [...]

Little Neck school first in the US to offer Essential Accessibility app
Little Neck school first in the US to offer Essential Accessibility app
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 7/07/2014 at 5:07PM

A Little Neck elementary school is paving the way for people with disabilities. P.S. 811Q on Marathon Parkway is the first school in the nation to partner with Canadian company Essential Accessibility and offer its app, which is designed to help people who can’t browse the web through conventional methods.