‘Invention Convention’ showcases student inventors in Ozone Park
THE COURIER / Photo by Angela Matua

BY ANGELA MATUA Student inventors gathered at St. Mary Gate of Heaven on Friday to display their work at the first “Invention Convention” in Ozone Park. The sixth-graders were tasked by their science teacher, Joan Sorrerio, with creating a complex machine made of several simple machines, which can include levers, wheels, inclined planes and nuts and bolts. […]

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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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