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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De Blasio discusses future of city’s education system at Jackson Heights meeting
THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

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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EXCLUSIVE: City’s first lady talks with The Courier about education, mental health
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Calling Queens “a model” of what New York City can be, the city’s first lady Chirlane McCray outlined her efforts to expand education and mental health programs in an exclusive interview with The Courier. McCray sat down with Courier Publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis following an open forum in Kew Gardens on mental health issues affecting Queens […]

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BP secures $250K for new pre-K program at Queens Library in Ravenswood Houses
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More than 30 seats are being added to School District 30, as Queens Borough President Melinda Katz secured funding for a new pre-K program at a Queens Library branch at one Astoria housing development. Katz announced Tuesday she will be allocating discretionary capital funding to create a new, free, full-day pre-K program at the Ravenswood […]

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Queens Library announces library-based UPK classes this fall

PAULINA TAM Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision for universal pre-kindergarten is becoming a reality at two Queens Library locations. Starting this fall, Queens Library at Woodhaven, at 85-41 Forest Parkway, and Queens Library at Ravenswood, at 35-32 21st St., will provide early childhood teaching. Licensed early childhood instructors selected by the library will be facilitating the schooling, […]

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