Tag: education

Construction underway at divisive elementary school in Bay Terrace

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Oct. 2, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Pre-construction work began on the future site of P.S. 388 in Bay Terrace, which has continued to draw divided opinions from local residents since it was proposed in 2021.  The currently vacant lot on Waters Edge Drive and 24th Street is surrounded by apartment buildings and is adjacent to the waterfront Cross Island Parkway. Once construction is completed, it is expected to add 572 primary school seats to school district 25.  A representative from the School Construction Authority informed local residents that current “early package work” to prepare the site for the construction of…
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Nominations open for FLAG Awards honoring top NYC teachers


Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Nominations are now open for public school teachers in Queens for the FLAG Awards, which recognize teaching excellence in the borough and across New York City. The annual program, which is in its fifth year, is adding the new category of Top Elementary School Teacher in New York City,…
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Asbestos removal and modernization underway at Bayside’s P.S. 159


Sep. 26, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan In an effort to improve the educational experience for students and staff at Bayside’s P.S 159, the school is undergoing window replacement and asbestos removal work as part of a modernization project. “Although this renovation work will inevitably cause noise, the SCA will strive to minimize the disruptions to…
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Six Queens schools receive National Blue Ribbon recognition


Sep. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The United States Department of Education featured six schools across Queens in their annual Blue Ribbon Schools Program designation report that was released on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Across the nation, 353 schools were recognized as a Blue Ribbon school this year based on academic metrics such as performance and progress made to close achievement gaps on assessments. In New York, 22 schools were selected. Bayside’s P.S. 205 Alexander Graham Bell and two schools in Flushing – P.S. 242 LP Stavisky Early Childhood School and P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School (TALES) – were…
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Four CUNY colleges receive $5.5 million in funding from Queens borough president’s office

March 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in Queens were presented with a $5.5 million check for funding on Tuesday, March 14. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community… Read more »