Thomas Edison High School seeks help to attend national health conference
Photo courtesy of Margaret Savitzky

BY ANGELA MATUA Students at Thomas Edison Career and Technical Education (C.T.E.) High School in Jamaica are hoping to compete at this June’s HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, and they are asking for help in raising the funds to get there. Dr. Margaret Savitzky, who has taught at the school since 2002, was looking for […]

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23
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Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Councilman Paul Vallone announced the four winning projects from District 19 in a press conference in his Bell Boulevard office on Monday, with a […]

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New CTE and STEM initiatives coming to NYC public schools
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. The General Electronic (GE) Foundation gave a $3.2 million investment to the school system that will support a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) […]

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DOE withdraws co-location plans
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From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one. Two plans that have now been withdrawn included opening a K-4 Success Academy charter school in August Martin High School in Jamaica and bringing a new […]

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Mayoral primary guide
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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the mayoral primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to continue […]

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