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15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 4/08/2013 at 12:59PM

Education is expanding throughout the borough with 15 new schools opening this fall, announced Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With our new schools and school leaders, we’ll continue to provide our children with the opportunities they deserve,” said Bloomberg. Of the 15, two will be elementary schools, six middle schools, one school [...]

Jamaica school wins fight to stay open
Jamaica school wins fight to stay open
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 3/13/2013 at 10:40AM

The Department of Education (DOE) has taken Jamaica’s Public School 140 off the chopping block. “There are a lot of good things happening here,” said Principal David Norment. Since taking over as principal last school year, Norment has made significant changes to the K-5 school, changes that were not evident on the latest DOE progress [...]

Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/12/2013 at 3:05PM

Don’t fix what’s not broken. That was the message echoed through P.S. 122’s auditorium on Wednesday, March 6, by concerned parents, school officials and local politicians looking to stop the gutting of the school’s prestigious gifted and talented classes. The “emergency meeting,” which brought over 500 attendees, was organized by the school’s PTA in response [...]

Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/07/2013 at 1:14PM

Parents, teachers and students at an embattled Flushing school are fighting to keep the city out of their space. Scores of supporters gathered at Flushing High School to have their voices heard by the Department of Education (DOE) during an agency-hosted public hearing on February 28. The city plans to add a small district high [...]

Maspeth mom looking for answers after kindergartner leaves school unnoticed
Maspeth mom looking for answers after kindergartner leaves school unnoticed
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 3/04/2013 at 3:46PM

Five-year-old Angelo Geremia pushed open his school doors, walked home in the pouring rain with no coat, and nobody noticed. “I just don’t understand what happened,” said his mother, Georgina Geremia. “Something upset him to make him leave, and no one was watching him.” Geremia got a call on Wednesday, February 27, from her neighbor [...]

Outrage over fewer gifted and talented seats at Queens school
Outrage over fewer gifted and talented seats at Queens school
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 2/27/2013 at 9:18AM

As her son Augustus began kindergarten in the city’s gifted and talented program at Sunnyside’s P.S. 150, Deborah Alexander was excited at the thought he would eventually be enrolling in the prestigious middle school program known as The Academy at P.S.122 in Astoria. Yet the excitement turned to concern as the Department of Education revealed [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/20/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 16. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 12. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. EVENT [...]

Queens’ Morning
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 7:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 43. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Much Ado About Nothing On opening night [...]

Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 10:59AM

The first major bid for bus routes in more than 33 years garnered 67 requests from bus companies, clamoring for over 1,100 routes, according to the Department of Education (DOE). Bidding for the contracts ended on Monday, February 11, almost a month into the citywide bus strike. The bids are worth approximately $1 billion over [...]