Tag: education

Queens Botanical Garden launches series of fall workshops

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Nov. 14, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing has launched a series of fall workshops with engaging activities for children and adults alike throughout the month of November. Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is inviting people to come and explore the garden and participate in several events, ranging from watercolor workshops with autumn leaves, floral design workshops and of, course, the popular Winter Wonderland, which is returning in December. The watercolor workshop series will involve using a different space of the garden in each session and being inspired by the color of the autumn leaves. It is recommended…
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AM Rozic announces $30K in funding for new STEM lab at Fresh Meadows school

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Nov. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Assemblymember Nily Rozic announced that she is allocating $30,000 in funding to build a new STEM lab for students at a Fresh Meadows school. The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab will be built at Schechter Queens, located on 76th Road and Parsons Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, which is a community Jewish day school that teaches students through a dual Judaic and secular curriculum and serves students from pre-K to eighth grade. The lab will focus on robotics and science, with some features including iPad devices, charging stations to keep devices powered…
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Flushing-based organization awards scholarships to undocumented students


Oct. 31, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Flushing-based Minkwon Center for Community Action recently awarded scholarships to undocumented students in an effort to help them further their education. Taewoo Kim and Jessica Park were each presented with a Dreamers Scholarship of $2,000 to aid them financially as they are both pursuing careers in law. Kim and Park are both undocumented students. Some undocumented students can receive DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, which can prevent them from possible deportation as well as the right to work in the US.  “This scholarship is going towards paying my tuition fees and help…
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Spook-tacular Family Book Night distributes over 4,000 free books in Flushing


Oct. 26, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan For the second time, Council Member Vickie Paladino partnered with School District 25 to distribute thousands of books to children in Flushing.  The Spook-tacular Family Book Night on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Browne Park brought out thousands of costume clad parents and children ahead of Halloween. Costumes based on…
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Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment awarded to Queens College students


Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment were awarded to students at Queens College in a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The initiative aims to support Asian contemporary art in the college. Well known author and journalist Ting Chian Wang was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Queens College President Frank H. Wu. Philanthropist Thomas Chen, who also established the endowment in 2021, spoke at the event, which took place in the Klapper Hall Student Art Gallery, where a student art exhibit showcased work by the scholarship recipients.  “I am…
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Council Member Ung announces $4.5 million in funding to help improve local schools

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Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung recently visited P.S. 162 in Fresh Meadows to attend the school’s first assembly of the year, during which she announced that she has successfully secured $162,000 in this year’s budget, which will be used for technology upgrades at the school. In the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, Ung secured more than $4.5 million for schools in her district, which includes the neighborhoods of Flushing, Mitchell-Linden, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill and Fresh Meadows. “I can think of no better way to invest in the future of our community and the rest…
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Queens College welcome White House officials for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Week


Oct. 3, 2023 By Rachel Butler U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Nasser Paydar visited Queens College last month in support of President Joseph Biden’s first-ever proclamation designating Sept. 25 through Oct. 1 as Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander–Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Week. Queens College President Frank H. Wu met with Paydar, who holds the position of the highest-ranking federal higher education official, and others from the White House for a tour of the campus and a discussion with fellow colleagues. Federal support for AANAPISIs, affordability and student retention initiatives, maintaining multiple minority-serving institution statuses and student mental health…
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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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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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