DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school


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Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.

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Community concern over high school sharing building with younger students


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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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New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens


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Renderings courtesy of SCA

Two new schools will help alleviate overcrowding in Jackson Heights and Corona in the next two years, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). The first school, P.S. 287, is scheduled to debut this September at 110-08 Northern Boulevard in Corona. Located in District 24, the four-story building will serve pre-K through fifth grade and […]

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Outrage over fewer gifted and talented seats at Queens school


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Photo courtesy of Deborah Alexander

As her son Augustus began kindergarten in the city’s gifted and talented program at Sunnyside’s P.S. 150, Deborah Alexander was excited at the thought he would eventually be enrolling in the prestigious middle school program known as The Academy at P.S.122 in Astoria. Yet the excitement turned to concern as the Department of Education revealed […]

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Parents fume over dwindling gifted and talented program


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Expanding demand and dwindling supply of middle school gifted and talented seats in Long Island City have parents fuming over the possibility of their children getting dropped from the program. Kids from P.S. 122 and P.S. 150 were previously promised seats through 8th grade, filtering into the middle school program at P.S. 122. In line […]

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Kids crossing dangerous thoroughfares for class


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Proposed rezoning plans might send tots trudging across a treacherous stretch. The Department of Education (DOE) announced plans earlier this month to shift students in School District 30 to alleviate overcrowding in elementary schools in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona. Currently, the four existing elementary schools in this area — P.S. 228, P.S. 148, P.S. […]

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DOE adding 6,000 seats in Queens


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With school congestion having hit the ceiling, the Department of Education (DOE) recently took a step towards giving students supplemental space to let their minds grow. The DOE recently announced that roughly 6,000 new school seats will be created in Queens, easing overcrowding throughout the borough. “Over the next two years we plan to add […]

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Parents want gifted middle school for Astoria


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The parents of some of Queens’ sharpest young students are hoping the Department of Education (DOE) gives their children a “gift” — an advanced middle school program in western Queens. Parents of P.S. 85 are distributing a petition in hopes of convincing the DOE to create a gifted and talented intermediate school in District 30 […]

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DOE says overcrowded schools should ‘best decide how to use their space’


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Coaxing a child into studying can be challenging as it is – let alone when they are asked to do so in a raucous hallway or leaky trailer. Community Education Council District 30 (CEC30), a western Queens parent group, is pushing the city to ease the congestion in two local elementary schools – so crowded […]

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District 30 rezoning pending, call for more schools


By Queens Courier Staff

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 […]

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