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Find out which school bus routes will be affected by the strike
Find out which school bus routes will be affected by the strike
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 12:51PM

In anticipation of a bus strike that is set to begin Wednesday, January 16 , the New York City Department of Education has set up an online tool on its website that will tell students if they’re bus routes will be impacted by the strike. Information is refreshed daily beginning at 7:00 a.m. and throughout the [...]

Parents oppose P.S. 140 phase out
Parents oppose P.S. 140 phase out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/14/2013 at 12:57PM

The Department of Education (DOE) has issued a proposal to phase out a Jamaica elementary school – but the community will not go quietly. “My daughter is heartbroken,” said Lashawna Colliard, whose daughter, Alexis, is in the fourth grade at P.S. 140. The school, due to consistently bad grades on its yearly progress reports, has [...]

Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/13/2013 at 1:17PM

A city-wide school-bus strike, leaving 152,000 children stranded, is likely to begin on Wednesday. According to the New York Post, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has begun printing strike posters, assigning members to picket line locations at various bus yards and handed out a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for conduct during a strike. The [...]

Queens schools may be phased out
Queens schools may be phased out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/08/2013 at 4:01PM

For months, the Department of Education (DOE) had been evaluating city schools’ progress reports, noting those that were in danger of closing. The process is continuing, and now several Queens schools could possibly be phased out. This process, which eliminates one grade at a time from the troubled schools, will be finalized after a vote [...]

School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
Central Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:06PM

After the new year, kids may be looking for a new way to get to school. Yellow school bus drivers have threatened to strike when children are scheduled to return to school after the holidays. The city’s contract with Amalgamated Transit Union’s Local 1181 is set to expire in June and a bid, open to [...]

Queens music teacher accused of sleeping with 16-year-old
Queens music teacher accused of sleeping with 16-year-old
News Maggie Hayes 12/20/2012 at 5:08PM

A music teacher at a school in Springfield Gardens was arrested for allegedly maintaining a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Vaughn McKinney, 58, is accused of starting a relationship with the female student when she was 16 after the two met through a Brooklyn church choir group, led by McKinney’s wife, according to a [...]

DOE reviews safety for its students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 12/20/2012 at 10:35AM

Now, Bristy Roy is afraid that tragedy can strike her daughter’s school too. In the days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, Roy, whose six year old is in kindergarten at P.S. 31, told The Courier, “Now, I’m so scared.” In the wake of the shooting, which took the lives of 20 children and [...]

Sunnyside will get new school to assist growing population
Sunnyside will get new school to assist growing population
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 12/18/2012 at 8:59AM

A Queens neighborhood desperately in need of class space for its booming student population is getting a state-of-the-art $57.3 million facility. A spokesperson for the Department of Education (DOE) said the agency is in the early stages of developing plans for a new school to be located at 45-46 42nd Street in Sunnyside, between Queens [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2012 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 34F with a windchill as low as 27. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph. [...]

30 NYC schools looted after Sandy
30 NYC schools looted after Sandy
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/28/2012 at 4:49PM

In addition to homes and businesses, 30 schools have reported looting in some of the most Sandy-damaged areas, the New York City Department of Education told NY1. Looters took $100,000 worth of equipment from Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach. According to NY1, the stolen goods included approximately 90 iPads, six to 10 iMacs and two [...]