Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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Overcrowded Corona school will get permanent annex
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The Louis Armstrong Elementary School in Corona, an elementary school built to house 900 students but that currently accommodates 1,800, will no longer have to cram its students into temporary trailers. State Sen. Jose Peralta announced on Wednesday that the School Construction Authority and Department of Education (DOE) have agreed to build a permanent annex to the […]

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City to consider building extension at overcrowded Middle Village school
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Built nearly a decade ago to alleviate overcrowding, the three-story brick schoolhouse in Middle Village that P.S./I.S. 128 occupies finds itself bursting at the seams with students. The population of the full elementary school, which includes the schoolhouse adjacent to 69th Place opened in 2009 as well as an annex across the street, is now […]

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City students learn about engineering careers in LIC
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New York City middle-schoolers got an inside look at what it takes to build an educational facility during a “Meet-the-Builders” workshop in Long Island City on Thursday. The City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in collaboration with the School Construction Authority (SCA) and Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte hosted students from I.S. 392 in the […]

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Proposed high school at Bayside Jewish Center not happening: SCA
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Updated Nov. 25, 10:07 a.m. The proposal to build a 730-seat high school at the former Bayside Jewish Center will not be moving forward, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). “Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach a consensus with Bayside residents and local elected officials on our proposed development site for a new high […]

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