This year, Lisa Muller-Leo transferred her first-grade daughter Harley from public school to St. Mel’s Catholic Academy in Flushing. The school where Harley attended kindergarten apparently had no clue several weeks into the academic year.
With chants of “Keep Columbus Day,” dozens of activists gathered at a Columbus Circle rally on May 12 to denounce the city Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to remove Columbus Day from the school calendar.
In a move that caused heads to spin, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) eliminated Columbus Day from its list of official school holidays, replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, and then abruptly changed course again when faced with a backlash.
Brothers John and Anthony Matera root for separate football teams. But they never let the sports rivalry get in the way of their family bond.