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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Ridgewood students unveil community apps for Forest Park
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Forest Park and the surrounding areas are coming into the digital age thanks to the students in the information technology class at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood. The students introduced their apps, which they have been working on for several months, to community representatives, including Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who was the civic partner for […]

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Plans for new high school in Flushing withdrawn: officials
A DOE adminstrative office at 30-48 Linden Place will not turned into a school for 450 students.

The Department of Education has decided not to insert a 450-seat high school into the DOE District Office at 30-48 Linden Pl., according to officials. City Councilman Peter Koo met with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña earlier this year to express his opposition to the plan due to safety and congestion concerns. The chancellor stated at that […]

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