Second annual prom dress drive this weekend in Ridgewood


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Prom night is a milestone of a young woman’s life and every girl should be able to attend and feel like royalty. Joan England’s second annual Project PROMises prom dress event is allowing girls who may not be able to afford a dress the chance to find their perfect fit.

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Bayside students stay fit to help feed children in Africa


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Since the beginning of March, 268 students, 40 teachers and other faculty members at P.S. 41 have been taking part in UNICEF’s Kid Power program which encourages students to be more active, while also feeding children in Africa.

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New CTE and STEM initiatives coming to NYC public schools


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Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Strengthening core curriculum in public schools that gives students a head start on preparing for college and careers is a major focus of the New York City schools chancellor this year.

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Queens children’s author visits students at Glendale school


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Photo by Anthony Giudice

Students at Glendale’s P.S. 91 Richard Arkwright School got a special treat on Friday when children’s author Dee Ardelean came to read the first installment of her new short story series, “Pup, A Series of Short Tails.”

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Springfield Gardens Girl Scout is city’s top cookie seller for second year


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Photo courtesy of DeAnne Lorde

Springfield Gardens eighth-grader Najah Lorde is once again the top Girl Scout cookie seller in New York City with 1,816 boxes.

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Nick Cannon presents new children’s book at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

“Neon Aliens” may not have really eaten Nick Cannon’s homework when he was younger but that didn’t stop him from using it as an excuse for one of his teachers. And just as stories like that inspired him to release his new children’s poetry book, so did his experience with the youngsters at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside.

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Award-winning Queens author Paul Volponi teaches Cardozo students, releases new book


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Freshman students in a Benjamin Cardozo High School English class got a special visit from an author who they may not be able to write off from their memories.

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Sunnyside parents, students, teachers protest against Gov. Cuomo’s proposed education reform


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

One Sunnyside school came together to let their teachers know that they support them in the fight against what they call Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial proposed education changes.

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LIC high school students look for win in regional robotics competition


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Photos courtesy of Queens Vocational and Technical High School

One Long Island City high school is looking to put their skills to the test and take their robot to the top, while also having fun.

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‘Healthy Living’ curriculum at some Queens schools teaches students smarter nutritional choices


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Youth tennis and education organization New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) and wellness company EmblemHealth have come together to build and launch a “Healthy Living” curriculum at 18 city schools to help students make smarter, more nutritional food choices.

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Koo: Mayor broke promise to make Lunar New Year a school holiday


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

De Blasio announced last week that two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, would be added to the public school’s calendar as a holiday that will suspend school for two days. But Councilman Peter Koo said that the de Blasio administration promised him the same designation for Lunar New Year, a holiday that was recently celebrated, among others, by Flushing’s Asian community.

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