DOE withdraws co-location plans


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

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Mayoral primary guide


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the mayoral primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to continue […]

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DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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The Department of Education (DOE) has come under harsh criticism from members of Long Island City High School after announcing plans to cut enrollment. According to Ken Achiron, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader at LIC High School, the DOE plans to cut the incoming ninth grade class from 1,000 to 440 students. He […]

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Community concern over high school sharing building with younger students


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

As one of the 15 new schools announced to open in Queens in September, the Department of Education (DOE) is planning to co-locate a new high school in the same building as a middle school — and it has created mixed feelings within the community. Energy Tech High School is expected to open at I.S. 204, […]

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Immigrants finish high school at higher rates than U.S. born


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A report recently released by the city’s Independent Budgetary Office (IBO) found that immigrant students graduate in four years at a slightly higher rate than U.S. born students, but those differences depend greatly on the foreign born student’s country of origin. The IBO’s report tracked the graduation rates of the 89,750 students who were or […]

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Principal fired amid ‘perv’ charges


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

“We’re going to bring back our principal.” These were the words of students at the High School of Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture in Ozone Park after Quintin Cedeno was terminated for allegedly soliciting sexual acts from students. Cedeno, 33, who was not tenured, was also a basketball coach, say pupils. According to published reports, […]

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Girls learn about science, math career choices


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

More than 500 girls from high schools in New York City and Long Island were able to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math during DeVry University’s annual HerWorld event. This year’s event, held on December 11, marked the 12th year of the program. Students from nine Queens schools participated in HerWorld. They […]

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Time to enroll in Pre-K program


By Queens Courier Staff

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) will hold information sessions about pre-kindergarten enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year in Ozone Park and Long Island City. The information sessions will be held at John Adams High School, 101-01 Rockaway Boulevard, on March 5, and at Aviation Career and Technical Education High School, 45-30 36th Street, on […]

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QCC alumni mentoring students


By Queens Courier Staff

The Alumni Mentoring Program at QCC has been helping students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, to enter the job market. A recent increase in mentors will allow the program to widen its reach to more students. Over 50 mentors from the fields of business, health, and technology have […]

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Automotive students advance to national competition


By Queens Courier Staff

Two students from the automotive program at Thomas Edison CTE High School have won first place in the New York State Finals of the National Automotive Technology Competition and will represent New York as they move on to the national competition next month. Andrew Defreitas, a senior, spoke about winning the state finals as he […]

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