Community and religious leaders are outraged over South Ozone Park school mural depicting principal as Hindu goddess
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A mural at a middle school in South Ozone Park is creating a major controversy. A mural, which was hanging above the rear exercise lot at Junior High School 226, located at 121-10 Rockaway Blvd., depicted the school’s principal Rushell White as a six-armed Hindu goddess, Daily News first reported. The representation of White as a […]

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You’ll be stunned by the million-dollar transformation of this once-empty lot next to a Ridgewood school
Photos courtesy of The Trust for Public Land and New York City

The once-barren asphalt lot at P.S. 75 in Ridgewood has been transformed into a state-of-the-art playground complete with a unique green infrastructure. The School Construction Authority (SCA) joined with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) — partnering with the Department of Education (DOE) — to bring this new schoolyard to life for the 500 pre-K to […]

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New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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Should St. Patrick’s Day be a public school holiday? A Queens senator thinks so
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If one Queens senator has it his way, New York City public schools in districts with large Irish populations will be allowed to close for St. Patrick’s Day. State Senator Tony Avella introduced the bill this week, reasoning that St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, the Catholic feast day of Ireland’s patron saint) is the only annual […]

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De Blasio touts uptick in graduation rates during Corona school visit
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Bill de Blasio met Thursday with students from the High School for Arts and Business in Corona to mark the success of his Equity and Excellence plan, which aims to raise graduation rates and college readiness across the board at city schools. At the High School for Arts and Business, the graduation rate rose to […]

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