De Blasio touts uptick in graduation rates during Corona school visit
Photo courtesy of Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI 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 […]

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Ridgewood students unveil community apps for Forest Park
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

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Plans for new high school in Flushing withdrawn: officials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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Schools chancellor tackles overcrowding at town hall meeting in Maspeth
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Parents, students, educators and elected officials filled the auditorium of Maspeth’s P.S. 58 on Thursday night for a town hall meeting featuring Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña speaking out on issues facing School District 24. The main concern for District 24 is that it is the most overcrowded school district in the entire city, with many schools operating above capacity, […]

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Three Queens schools earn city cash for revamped dual language programs

BY BROOKE SMITH The Dual Language programs at three Queens schools will soon become “models” for the rest of the city after receiving additional funding for multilingual instructional materials and staff professional development. P.S. 16 in Corona, P.S. 166 in Astoria and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights will be receiving the Model Dual Language Program that works to strengthen the rigor in […]

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