Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Flushing Tuesday morning to announce that the Lunar New Year will be an official public school holiday beginning in the 2015-16 school year, allowing students of Asian descent to celebrate with family without missing class.
The change in the eight-year-old policy will remove cellphones and electronic communication devices such as iPhones and iPads from the list of banned items in schools, and create a new regulation, A-413, that specifically governs their use in schools.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The principal of P. S. 107 in the Rockaways needs to be terminated immediately! She has been absent quite often; teachers are afraid to stand up to her, parents can never speak with her due to her constant truancy, and the entire school is in a state of confusion, without the necessary teaching materials and […]
The selection and appointment of former deputy chancellor Carmen Farina to be the next Schools Chancellor by Mayor Bill de Blasio was a very sound and wise choice. With over 40 years experience in our public school system, she is the perfect person for this very important and demanding position. This writer would like to extend […]