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Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
News Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 11:22AM

The legendary Middle Village-based Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club is so popular it’s literally outgrown the borough. The soccer club, which remains one of the shining examples of high-level urban athletic competition, has so many players that it utilizes a scattered combination of public fields across the city and has gotten to a point where [...]

Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 10:30AM

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open [...]

‘Failing’ Van Buren principal replaced
News Melissa Chan 6/29/2012 at 10:02AM

An unpopular principal of a failing Queens Village high school, who local leaders and parents rallied to remove in February, has been replaced, according to the Department of Education. Principal Marilyn Shevell — called an “ineffective leader” by members of the PTA and community — retired from Martin Van Buren High School, education officials said. [...]

Comptroller says tutoring center owes city $850G
News Melissa Chan 5/22/2012 at 6:06PM

A state-approved tutoring firm that is in contract with the Department of Education (DOE) may owe the city $850,000 after an audit uncovered questionable payments and dubious timesheets, according to the comptroller’s office. According to City Comptroller John Liu, Champion Learning Center — which assisted over 12,000 city students last year, including 3,369 in Queens [...]

Student sold psychedelic sweets
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 4:39PM

An impromptu bake sale at a Queens middle school had students tripping and teachers flipping. Twenty students at Intermediate School 208 in Bellerose were caught snacking and getting stoned on marijuana-infused brownies, provided by a fellow student who was selling the goods during school. An eight-grade female whose identify was withheld because of her age, [...]

Pols, parents push for increased school bus service
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:25PM

A member of an influential city panel is concerned about perilous pathways getting between kids and their education. Dmytro Fedkowskyj, the Queens representative for the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), is rallying parents across the borough to support a proposal that will eliminate ambiguity from the process of determining which children with dangerous intersections on [...]

News Gaudys Sanclemente 1/26/2011 at 12:00AM

School budgets must cover unpaid lunch fees

Bedbugs in Queens schools
News 11/10/2010 at 12:00AM

It seems that schools are not immune to the recent rash of bedbug sightings around the city. According to the City Department of Education (DOE), there have been more than 330 reports of bed bug specimens in schools citywide, with 109 cases in Queens alone this year. The increase in cases has been a trend [...]

Bad water sickens kids
News Victor G. Mimoni 6/09/2010 at 12:00AM

                Scores of children at P.S. 20, the Bowne School in Flushing, had to be removed for medical treatment after drinking contaminated water on Tuesday, June 1.             An air conditioner on the roof of a new wing at the school, located at 142-30 Barclay Avenue, was being repaired around noontime. About 1:30 [...]