High schoolers in northeast Queens are third most likely to graduate on time in NYC
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Thanks to living in northeast Queens your child is very likely to graduate from high school on time. Queens District 11, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck, ranked third out of 59 New York City districts with the highest graduation rates in 2015, according to a recent study by the nonpartisan initiative Measure of America. […]

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After MTA ousted them, Ridgewood Community Garden group continues the search for green space
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The search for green spaces in Ridgewood continues. After the MTA ousted the Ridgewood Community Garden group from the 2,250-square-foot lot of unused land beneath the M train at Woodward Avenue and Woodbine Street last summer, members have continued to search for new green spaces across Ridgewood as a place to build a community garden. […]

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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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Overcrowded Long Island City school will not lose middle school seats next year
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updated March 22, 10:25 a.m. Students attending the only middle school in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City will no longer need to scramble to find a new school as previously expected. Parents and students rallied last spring to bring awareness about the possible truncation of sixth- through eighth-grade classes at P.S./I.S. 78. The Department of Education […]

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Girls in schools in low-income Queens neighborhoods receive free tampons
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In a continuing effort to provide teenage girls in public high schools and middle schools across the city with free feminine hygiene products, a pilot program has been rolled out that will give girls in 25 schools in Queens and the Bronx access to free tampons in dispensers installed in the schools’ bathrooms. The program […]

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