Chancellor Addresses Schools’ Future

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke to Borough President Melinda Katz’s Parents Advisory Board Tuesday night to highlight the positive aspects in schools and get input on the negatives. This was Fariña’s first Advisory Board meeting in the City since she took over as Chancellor in January, Katz said. Katz opened […]

LGBT Movement Rises To Prominence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The LGBT movement has progressed immensely over the last 40 years, but there is still room for improvement. The movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, which were several violent demonstrations protesting a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace back […]

De Blasio Outlines Education Reforms

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio visited PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Monday to outline several major budgetary and teachers’ contract reforms, which he expects will transform public education in the City. De Blasio largely focused on investments in arts education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget announced last week, as […]

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 […]