A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.
Education & Kids
The Common Core learning standards are creating a stir, and State Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to hear from parents, students and educators.
Education in Long Island City is getting a much-needed expansion. The Growing Up Green Charter School, located at 39-27 28th St., will officially be a middle school by 2015.
About 125 students at P.S. 46 in Bayside took the stage Tuesday to perform Chinese and Korean dances and songs, as well as the traditional lion dance and martial arts, during the school’s ninth annual Lunar New Year assembly.
St. Mary’s Healthcare System, which serves thousands of children with special needs and complex medical conditions, will close its Early Intervention program May 5 due to state Department of Health cuts to reimbursement rates.
The Department of Education will keep all public schools open Wednesday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, as the city expects icy conditions from its second snowstorm this week.
Elsa Alvarado, a resident of Glendale, received the National Youth Award in the education category from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for her extracurricular activities and high academic performance.
Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs.
The Rego Park Green Alliance will host a 3D printing contest for local students.
P.S. 203 students rang in the Year of the Horse Friday during a Lunar New Year celebration.