August Martin

Turnaround schools get new names
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 4:52PM

When the seven Queens Turnaround high schools reopen their doors, it will be under a new name. The names were chosen through a process of engagement with students, staff, community members, alumni and elected officials. “I want to congratulate all 24 schools on a thorough process to propose school names that honor their histories, their [...]

Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 12:06PM

The final bell rang for the seven Queens Turnaround high schools as the last students passed through the doors of what the city graded as failing institutions. Wednesday, June 27, marked the final day of class for August Martin, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown, Richmond Hill and William C. Bryant after the Panel [...]

UFT sues to prevent school closings
UFT sues to prevent school closings
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/07/2012 at 5:40PM

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA) are hoping to “turnaround” the city’s decision to close 24 schools in court. The organizations filed suit today in State Supreme Court, seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction until issues surrounding the Department of Education’s (DOE) Turnaround plan can [...]

Seven Queens high schools to close
Seven Queens high schools to close
News Billy Rennison 4/27/2012 at 9:34AM

Seven Queens high schools had their fates sealed and doors closed by a Panel of Educational Policy (PEP) vote last night in Brooklyn. The schools — August Martin, Bryant, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown and Richmond Hill — will close at the end of this semester and reopen in the fall under a [...]

Community comes out for August Martin
Community comes out for August Martin
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 12:58PM

In the past year, August Martin High School has been entered into the city’s restart program, lost a principal and twice been placed on the list of schools to close, which had many community leaders asking why their high school was being targeted. “This is not about the progress of August Martin; this is political,” [...]

Community says changing the name of August Martin HS destroys legacy
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 9:26AM

For students and graduates of August Martin High School, the name’s significance far surpasses letters emblazoned on the front of a school building. It exemplifies legacy, tradition and achievement. It represents a man that everyone that walks through the doors can look to as an example of triumph. In 1971, the school’s named was changed [...]