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Op-ed: UFT contract solves problems, ignores others
News Op-Ed 6/01/2014 at 2:09PM

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.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2014 at 8:18AM

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 [...]

Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/02/2013 at 10:52AM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/27/2013 at 8:19AM

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 [...]

DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School
DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 6/28/2013 at 9:51AM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/20/2013 at 6:51AM

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 [...]

Millions lost after teacher evaluation talks fail
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/22/2013 at 2:18PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 7:05AM

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 [...]