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New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/06/2013 at 2:38PM

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 [...]

Outrage over fewer gifted and talented seats at Queens school
Outrage over fewer gifted and talented seats at Queens school
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 2/27/2013 at 9:18AM

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 [...]

Parents fume over dwindling gifted and talented program
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 10/26/2012 at 2:42PM

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 [...]

Kids crossing dangerous thoroughfares for class
Kids crossing dangerous thoroughfares for class
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 9/27/2012 at 7:12AM

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. [...]

DOE adding 6,000 seats in Queens
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 10:56AM

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 [...]

Parents want gifted middle school for Astoria
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 2/29/2012 at 1:04PM

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 [...]

DOE says overcrowded schools should ‘best decide how to use their space’
News Michael Pantelidis 1/06/2012 at 3:08PM

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 [...]

District 30 rezoning pending, call for more schools
News 12/06/2010 at 12:00AM

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 [...]