Department of Education

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 [...]

New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 8/30/2013 at 9:27AM

A new school in Corona is set to ease the burden of overcrowded classrooms in the area. According to the Department of Education (DOE), P.S. 330, currently located within a building at 86-37 53rd Avenue in Elmhurst, will move into a brand new location at 111-08 Northern Boulevard just in time for the beginning of [...]

Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 5:09PM

Several parents and teachers in College Point want the city to end what they claim is an elementary school principal’s terror-driven reign. They said Jennifer Jones-Rogers of P.S. 29 has wrongfully placed a handful of students in special education classes without notifying parents. Critics also say the administrator’s “hostile environment” has driven away droves of [...]