Eight Queens public schools have been named to participate in an innovative redesign that bends the traditional protocols, officials announced on Monday.
Like most of my colleagues, I joined the teaching profession to make a difference in children’s lives. Yet I find that the current conversation about education — and specifically the proposed teachers’ contract — is not always focused on what’s best for 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.
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 44. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 37. Winds light and variable. EVENT OF THE DAY: Wavemakers The Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look series showcases inventive new cinema. The documentary Wavemakers delves into the history and legacy of the Ondes Martenot, an electronic [...]
Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 59. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Couperin & Eau de Vie: Brooklyn Baroque Brooklyn Baroque, featuring cellist David Bakamjian, flutist Andrew [...]
The Department of Education (DOE) has come under harsh criticism from members of Long Island City High School after announcing plans to cut enrollment. According to Ken Achiron, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader at LIC High School, the DOE plans to cut the incoming ninth grade class from 1,000 to 440 students. He [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Live [...]
City school students just got a hard lesson in how not to compromise. Millions of dollars in education money was lost after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) failed to agree on a teacher evaluation system. They had until midnight on January 18 to reach a deal or schools would forfeit [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Japanese Classical Dance for Kids at Resobox This workshop for kids ages 8-11 at Resobox in Long Island City teaches the [...]