Department of Education

Op-ed: Co-location: What’s the rush?
News Op-Ed 11/15/2013 at 2:29PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER DAVID WEPRIN Late last month the Department of Education’s Panel on Educational Policy voted on all co-location proposals. Martin Van Buren High, I.S. 59, August Martin High School, P.S. 40, J.H.S. 226, M.S. 72 and the Corona Arts and Sciences are the schools facing co-location in Queens. The Department of Education called off its [...]

Queens school co-locations approved
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/05/2013 at 2:40PM

Kids, make room. Nine borough school co-locations have been approved and are planned to go into effect by the next school year. For the 2014 to 2015 school year, co-location plans will be executed in Martin Van Buren High School, J.H.S. 226 on Rockaway Boulevard, P.S. 40 in Jamaica, J.H.S. 72 in Jamaica and Long [...]

LIC High School students voice opposition to co-location
LIC High School students voice opposition to co-location
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 10/29/2013 at 1:22PM

These bulldogs are not ready to go down without a fight. School officials, students, community members and local elected officials gathered in the auditorium of Long Island City High School, home of the Bulldogs and referred to as “LIC,” on October 23 during a public hearing to voice their opposition to the Department of Education’s [...]

P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village unveils $20 million extension
P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village unveils $20 million extension
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 3:58PM

A new $20 million extension to P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village was unveiled in a ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, October 15. Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, officials from the Department of Education and parents were in attendance at the event to celebrate the new addition, which will add 120 seats in four classrooms, a [...]

College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/17/2013 at 1:32PM

The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]

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 [...]

Benjamin Cardozo High School students protest cuts to classes
Benjamin Cardozo High School students protest cuts to classes
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/02/2013 at 3:54PM

Scholars at Benjamin Cardozo High School are up in arms over an apparent $400,000 slash to programs cutting into the school’s Advanced Placement courses. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said senior Student Organization President Tom Dinegar. “We should not have to settle for less.” Students and local leaders said internal bookkeeping errors by the city’s Department [...]

Martin Van Buren High School co-location meeting to be held
Martin Van Buren High School co-location meeting to be held
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/18/2013 at 1:16PM

A public hearing to discuss the city’s plans to co-locate Martin Van Buren High School will be held next month, education officials said. The city’s Department of Education (DOE) has proposed adding a new early college within the struggling Queens Village school. The two schools would share the 230-17 Hillside Avenue building, including its gym, [...]

New state-of-the-art school facility opens in Long Island City
New state-of-the-art school facility opens in Long Island City
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 9/13/2013 at 12:51PM

The students of Long Island City’s P.S./I.S. 78 will now have a new place to learn and grow. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with local elected officials, parents, students and school leaders on September 12 to cut the ribbon on the new, state-of-the-art building, located at 46-08 5th Street, which will house P.S./I.S. 78 and [...]

Vote dates set for co-locating Queens schools
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 11:05AM

The Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) will vote on four proposals to co-locate multiple Queens schools at the end of October. The PEP — made up of seven mayoral appointees and five representatives from each borough — will meet in Brooklyn on October 30 at 883 Classon Avenue to discuss a series of plans that [...]