charter schools

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2014 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Sun and clouds mixed. High 47. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low near 35. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. “Miracle on the Hudson” survivors mark 5 years The pilot, crew and passengers who were on board a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2014 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Sunny. High 31. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low 26. Winds light and variable. EVENT OF THE DAY: D.B. Rielly at Winegasm  Come join award-winning singer/songwriter D.B. Rielly at Winegasm at 9 p.m., where he will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana [...]

Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/14/2013 at 4:39PM

Parents and pols aren’t ready for their schools to squeeze into one building. Twenty-three co-locations have been proposed within the next four years for schools in Queens, 10 of those in the southeast community. The Department of Education (DOE) is proposing Q297 join J.H.S 226; and P.S. 233, New Transfer High School join August Martin [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/14/2013 at 8:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Raiders of the Lost Ark Come by the Museum of the Moving Image at 2 p.m. [...]

Thousands march across Brooklyn Bridge in support of charter schools
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2013 at 1:59PM

Thousands of parents, teachers and students marched across the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning in support of the city’s charter schools. The marchers were also reportedly concerned over some of Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio’s educational proposals, which they feel could negatively impact charter schools if he becomes mayor. Those ideas include his proposal to charge rent [...]

Political Roundup: Officials rally for instant runoff voting
Political Roundup: Officials rally for instant runoff voting
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/02/2013 at 1:58PM

HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB Local officials rally for ‘better, smarter, fairer’ instant runoff voting New York City lawmakers and advocacy groups rallied on the City Hall steps Wednesday to again push for an instant runoff system. Read more: CBS New York Obamacare sites look to improve after bumpy 1st day For millions of Americans trying [...]

Middle Village charter school to open this fall
Middle Village charter school to open this fall
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/26/2013 at 10:10AM

Middle schoolers are making the jump to Christ the King’s campus quicker than before — through a new charter school set to open this September. Middle Village Preparatory (MVP) Charter School received approval January 1 to open its doors this fall to 120 sixth grade students, and will offer an expansive middle school education as [...]

Seven charter schools vie for spots in Queens
Seven charter schools vie for spots in Queens
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/15/2012 at 2:35PM

Francis Lewis, a science teacher at the High School of Contemporary Arts in the Bronx, is displeased with incoming students’ lack of basic educational skills. “I see the students that come in and the deficiencies they have,” said Lewis. “Not everyone can read.” Fed up with sub-standard achivement, Lewis, along with partner and fellow teacher [...]