State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.
Education & Kids
School District 26 scholars, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, have until March 28 to enter a contest to compete for a total of up to $9,000 in scholarships.
Queens College will get a $1.5 million facelift to its outdated TV studio.
At an early-morning ceremony Friday students, teachers, parents and elected officials celebrated P.S. 46’s designation as a Blue Ribbon School.
In an unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) appointed James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska system since 2004, as its new chancellor.
Although a proposed rezoning plan hopes to alleviate overcrowding at one Jackson Heights school, some local parents have mixed feelings on the changes.
Overcrowding may soon be one less problem to solve at one Woodside school. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials, School Construction Authority (SCA) representatives, the school administration, parents and students to announce the expansion of I.S. 125.
One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.
New York City’s public schools are closed Friday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named Carmen Farina, a veteran employee of the New York City public school system, as the next schools chancellor.