Although a proposed rezoning plan hopes to alleviate overcrowding at one Jackson Heights school, some local parents have mixed feelings on the changes.
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One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.
One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim [...]
Parents, teachers and community members met at P.S. 149 in Jackson Heights to discuss the rezoning of school district 30, instead they were met with a new proposed Five-Year Capital Plan by the Department of Education’s School Construction Authority (SCA). The community had been awaiting the rezoning decision for eight schools in District 30, starting [...]
Devin Ebanks spent more than enough time over the last three months figuring out where he was going to go, so when he finally made up his mind last Sunday morning, the rangy 6-foot-8 Long Island City product made his announcement with the least possible fanfare. At halftime of the I.S. 8 finals in South [...]
About three dozen educators and community activists braved pouring rain and a hail of political criticism to join City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott in honoring Senator Frank Padavan, by naming a Glen Oaks educational campus after him. The Glen Oaks campus, which is the home to the magnet Queens High [...]
Youngsters at P.S. 46 in Bayside gearing up for a round of standardized testing recently got to practice their responses with the city school system’s head honcho during his visit to announce that the school had earned “excellence” bucks for high performance. On Thursday, January 3, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein stopped by The Alley Pond [...]
A former Queens resident has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for the 2004 triple shooting outside of Intermediate School 8 in Jamaica in which one man was killed and two others wounded in apparent retaliation for the death of his brother. “The sentence imposed is more than warranted and punishes the [...]
The holidays came early for 14 Queens schools, including 10 high schools, all of which will receive more than $1 million each through the distribution of New York State’s Contract for Excellence - designed to fund overcrowded institutions or schools in need of improvement and hold administrators accountable. In total, $61.7 million has been slated [...]
A former Queens resident has been convicted of murder for a 2004 triple shooting outside of I.S. 8 in Jamaica. “In seeking retaliation for the shooting death of his brother, the defendant took the law into his own hands and dangerously fired his weapon outside of Intermediate School 8,” said District Attorney Richard A. Brown. [...]