NYC schools

Op-ed: Why we need Mayor de Blasio’s pre-k plan
News Op-Ed 3/22/2014 at 10:14AM

As chair of the NYC Council Education Committee, it is a priority of mine to see Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten plan enacted. The only viable way to ensure that our children get this extra year of education is to create a tax on the city’s most wealthy residents to help fund it.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2014 at 7:29AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Sun and clouds mixed. High 28. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Thursday night: Clear skies. Low 19. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/22/2014 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine. High 16. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Wednesday night: A few passing clouds. Low near 5. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running, at the Museum of the Moving Image [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2014 at 7:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Snow this morning will give way to some clearing this afternoon. High around 15. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected. Friday night: Clear skies. Low around 0. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. NYC public schools closed Friday All New York City public [...]

Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
South Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 1:46PM

Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools [...]

Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 11/29/2013 at 2:45PM

It’s never too young to become an artist. A group of students from elementary schools all over the city, including three from Queens, won awards for their artwork displayed at this year’s Learning though an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) Annual Art Exhibition. The young artists were honored on November 20 for their works currently on [...]

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

Woodside gets more room to learn
Woodside gets more room to learn
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 6:44PM

Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here [...]