Queens students look at the horrors of genocide


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

“Testimony Across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art and Writing” features a wide variety of works by students who conducted research and studied cultural and artistic responses to genocide and organized hate.

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Whitestone students, teachers walk to raise awareness for autism


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the staff and students at P.S. 209, located at 16-10 Utopia Pkwy., participated in a walkathon at the school throughout the day on Friday.

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Schools Chancellor discusses District 30 issues, ‘renewal schools’ plan


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Parents and educators made their voices heard during a town hall meeting for District 30 where topics such as school overcrowding, testing and the start of a renewal program for schools were discussed.

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As Jamaica blooms, so will the School of Business at York College


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of York College 

Now that the city has launched its Jamaica Now Action Plan to revitalize the neighborhood, more and more businesses are expected to migrate to the area.

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City Harvest receives $20K grant to continue fight against child hunger


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

City Harvest will be able to continue its efforts in battling child hunger thanks to a grant and continuous collaboration with a company known to keep America running.

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Parents call for permanent annex at Corona’s P.S. 143 to alleviate overcrowding


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Parents at one Corona school are saying enough is enough and are calling on officials to give their children more room to succeed.

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Street Talk: Do you believe parents should be able to opt their children out of state math and reading exams?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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“I think they should be able to opt out of it. I do, and I think it should be a personal choice; it shouldn’t have to stress out the children or the parents. We should focus on the education and the kids’ learning.”

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Op-ed: Why I voted against the education budget


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY

As a former teacher and as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, it was with great reluctance that I voted ‘no’ on the policies put forth by Gov. Cuomo in the budget-related education bills.

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Hoping for Lunar New Year holiday, lawmakers move to end Brooklyn-Queens Day


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/File photo

State lawmakers introduced on Tuesday a bill that would eliminate Brooklyn-Queens Day from the New York City public school calendar.

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Bayside students put their creative problem-solving skills to the test


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Photo Anthony Giudice

Two Bayside schools are each sending two teams to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Association State Tournament for a chance to advance to the world finals in Michigan later this year.

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