Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

Accommodations Disabled

Accommodations Disabled

Complaint Against CUNY Law Alleges School Refused To Address Accessibility Issues BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A group of students with disabilities attending CUNY School of Law in Long Island City have filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education, taking the school’s administration to task for what they felt was a refusal to […]

Schools Chancellor Fariña Visits CEC 27

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña had her first meet-and-greet with Queens parents Monday night, discussing issues affecting children as the new schools boss gets the wheels turning on her new administration. Fariña visited Community Education Council 27, which covers schools in Rockaway, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Richmond […]

Braunstein, Stavisky Support East Sea Bill

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently introduced Senate bill S6570, which would require all new textbooks used in New York State to refer to the body of water that separates the Japanese archipelago from the Asian mainland as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. Korean advocates […]

Queens Catholic Schools Celebrate Community

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Every year, Catholic Schools Week is marked by days of events and activities to celebrate the Catholic school system and the individual schools. This year will be no different for the many institutes located in Queens. There are more than 50 elementary schools and academies in Queens that are part […]

Queens Wins With Committee Chairs

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Editor-in-Chief The most strident supporters of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were rewarded on Wednesday with key committee chair positions, with several Queens council members coming up as big winners. Members of the Council’s Progressive Caucus publicly backed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s choice for Council Speaker, with Queens members breaking away from […]

Blue Ribbon Winners

  Local officials gathered at PS46Q to celebrate the school’s 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award, a distinction given by the U.S. Dept. of Education to schools where students perform at high levels or where student achievement has  dramatically improved. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Mark Weprin, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, PS46Q Principal […]