Op-ed: Time running out on education reform

BY STATE SEN. TOBY ANN STAVISKY The clock is ticking on this year’s legislative session and one of the most important issues that still must be addressed is public education. Two weeks ago, my Senate Democratic colleagues and I introduced a comprehensive package of bills to resolve the many issues that arose because of the […]

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Flushing kindergartners in the middle of overcrowding debate
Photo courtesy of Harris County Public Library

This isn’t child’s play. The fate of 120 kindergartners from a school in Flushing hangs in the balance of a vote school officials are scheduled to take later this month. The 4-year-olds from P.S. 24 are currently educated in the school’s temporary trailers and the city wants to remove those trailers. Meanwhile, officials also want to […]

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DOE plans to re-site Corona schools
THE COURIER/Angy Altamirano

The Department of Education (DOE) has proposed a plan to temporarily move a grade from an overcrowded Corona school to a new campus slated to open in September. If the plan is approved, some students at P.S. 330, located at 110-08 Northern Blvd., would be shifted to Q315, which is currently under construction at 43-18 97th Pl. […]

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Permits filed for building at new Cornell Tech campus
Renderings courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi

For now Cornell University’s Tech campus is located in Google’s building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. But it’s widely expected that when Cornell’s new 2-million-square-foot tech campus opens on Roosevelt Island in 2017, the young leading minds of a new era will pour into Long Island City via the Queensboro Bridge for work opportunities […]

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Pols ask for closer alternative for P.S. 11 students
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria. Last week, a group of elected officials sent a letter to the DOE asking it to send the students from P.S. 11 in […]

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