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Local students win Congressional App Challenge with innovative bathroom finder app

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Apr. 11, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Three local high school students won Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Congressional App Challenge by developing an app to help users find the nearest accessible bathroom.  First place winners Rachel Wu of Fresh Meadows, Yuan Gao of Flushing and Eugene Xu of Bayside are all seniors in the Bronx High School…
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Whitestone mom leads lawsuit alleging anti-Asian discrimination in state science program 

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Jan. 23, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Parents claiming that a statewide STEM program discriminates against Asian and white students in its admissions criteria are suing the New York State Department of Education. The lawsuit filed in federal court on Jan. 17 alleges that the admissions requirements for the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), which…
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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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