Thomas Edison High School seeks help to attend national health conference
Photo courtesy of Margaret Savitzky

BY ANGELA MATUA Students at Thomas Edison Career and Technical Education (C.T.E.) High School in Jamaica are hoping to compete at this June’s HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, and they are asking for help in raising the funds to get there. Dr. Margaret Savitzky, who has taught at the school since 2002, was looking for […]

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Op-ed: Why I voted against the education budget

BY STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY As a former teacher and as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, it was with great reluctance that I voted ‘no’ on the policies put forth by Gov. Cuomo in the budget-related education bills. While Gov. Cuomo has been a leader on a number of progressive policies, such […]

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Two dead in fiery crash in front of Queens high school
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Updated Tuesday, April 7, 10:27 a.m. Two people were killed early Sunday morning after their car crashed into scaffolding in front of Jamaica’s Thomas A. Edison High School and burst into flames, police said. A Nissan Maxima was traveling eastbound on the Grand Central Parkway service road about 4:25 a.m. when it lost control coming off the […]

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New CTE and STEM initiatives coming to NYC public schools
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Strengthening core curriculum in public schools that gives students a head start on preparing for college and careers is a major focus of the New York City schools chancellor this year. The General Electronic (GE) Foundation gave a $3.2 million investment to the school system that will support a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) […]

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Whitestone auto center grooms new generation of tech-savvy workers
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Don’t call these car-loving high school kids grease monkeys. On Tuesday, students from Thomas Edison High School broke out their laptops to fix a Lexus SUV in a timed competition that pitted them against 12 other high schools in the greater New York area, testing their skills with computers as much as with wrenches. The […]

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