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Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, books, and toys that you no longer need. Take home something new-to-you, FREE!!

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City Of Science 2018: Queens

City of Science returns to Queens! Join the World Science Festival and Con Edison for this larger-than-life, touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this FREE program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist.
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Come Cheer Miss Feldman

Visit Mile 13 of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, and you're almost halfway to the finish line! Miss Feldman is running the New York City Marathon and is also teaching her students some lessons along the way.
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Andrea Feldman: A Teacher's Real-World Lessons

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) created "Empowering Teachers, Inspiring Students," a contest that offered free entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon to 50 deserving teachers. The winners included Andrea Feldman, a science teacher at IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning in Queens. Feldman was thrilled—she gets to run the race of a lifetime and pass along some valuable lessons to her students.
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Big Apple Award Winner!!! Mr. Ryuma Tanaka!!!

Mr. Tanaka works to empower his students while appreciating the experiences that may affect them socially, emotionally and academically. He reinforces to his ELLs students that they are not "English deficit", but are becoming bilingual, and will be twice as valuable in college and job markets once they master English.

One way he creates these student bonds is by learning about their native cultures and languages. Mr. Tanaka spent the past three summers as a Fulbright scholar traveling to Punjab, Bangladesh, Calcutta, and Costa Rica to take language classes in Punjabi, Bengali, and Spanish. His students' faces light up when he speaks their native tongues. His ability to speak conversational Spanish has enabled him to develop stronger relationships with parents, and lower the anxiety of newcomers. “When students feel that their teacher cares about their culture and language, then a trusting relationship can be built with them,” Mr. Tanaka explains. This bond is the foundation of my students' ability to become active learners who are responsible for their academic success.”
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