De Blasio discusses future of city’s education system at Jackson Heights meeting
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Class was in session for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Jackson Heights Thursday night. Parents, teachers, students and local organizations filled the auditorium of P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights to quiz the mayor about the future of New York City’s public education system during an education town hall meeting. Fielding questions alongside the mayor were Councilman Daniel Dromm —a […]

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Duo behind Queens World Film Festival start Indiegogo campaign to raise funds
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The duo behind the Queens World Film Festival are asking for the public’s help to sustain their art programs aimed at helping children, seniors and emerging artists explore the world of film. The festival, which Katha and Don Cato began five years ago, screens between 80 to 100 films from local, national and international filmmakers at the […]

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Queens parents decide to ‘opt out’ kids from state testing
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Parents across the city are coming together this week to stand against standardized testing and the effects it has on their children. Starting Tuesday and running through Thursday, students are scheduled to have to take the English Language Arts (ELA) test at schools throughout the state. The following week, students are scheduled to take the math standardized […]

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates fifth year’s opening night
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With the luck of the Irish, the Queens World Film Festival kicked off its fifth year of helping bring independent films to the big screen. The six-day festival, which gives international and local filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in Queens, celebrated its opening night on St. Patrick’s Day at the Museum of the […]

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Queens World Film Festival to kick off fifth year
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Along with recent celebrity sightings, including Oscar winner George Clooney, Astoria is ready to continue shining with this year’s Queens World Film Festival — bringing over a hundred unique local and international films to the booming borough. The festival, celebrating its fifth year running, will take place from March 17 through March 22 and feature 117 […]

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