Education

Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
News Michael Pantelidis 4/19/2012 at 11:12AM

Long Island City High School students are teaching a lesson in devotion by refusing to “turn” their backs on their school and allow their educators to be dismissed. L.I.C., located at 14-30 Broadway, is among 26 schools across the city the Department of Education (DOE) has designated for Turnaround – which involves closing the school [...]

Community comes out for August Martin
Community comes out for August Martin
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 12:58PM

In the past year, August Martin High School has been entered into the city’s restart program, lost a principal and twice been placed on the list of schools to close, which had many community leaders asking why their high school was being targeted. “This is not about the progress of August Martin; this is political,” [...]

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Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]

Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’
Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’
News Jay Lane 2/15/2012 at 2:41PM

Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’ The NYPD detective who shot and killed a thug in a Harlem subway station yesterday, despite being shot in the arm, said today that he simply reacted. “It was just instinct more than anything,” Queens Detective Kevin Herlihy told The Post. Herlihy said “it’s [...]

Speaker Quinn delivers State of the City
Speaker Quinn delivers State of the City
News Steve Mosco 2/10/2012 at 10:00AM

Focusing on ways to improve education and strengthen communities, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivered her 2012 State of the City address at City Hall on Thursday, February 9. In her 6th annual address, Quinn outlined proposals ranging from securing homes for families to providing quality education for children to providing job opportunities for the [...]

Woman murdered in Queens
Woman murdered in Queens
News Jay Lane 2/03/2012 at 9:11AM

Woman murdered in Queens A 33-year-old woman was found murdered last night in a Queens apartment building, police said. The victim, whose identity was withheld, was slashed across the throat and found at 8:30 p.m. by her in-laws in a second-floor apartment at 26-80 30th St. in Astoria. It was unclear how long she had been [...]

In support of teachers
Letters Queens Courier Staff 2/02/2012 at 4:34PM

With all of the problems that teachers in today’s classrooms have to deal with, they certainly do not need to be constantly lambasted by the media. Most, if not all, teachers are very hardworking, dedicated, and very professional in their everyday dealings with students, parents and administrators. Teachers work very hard to help each and [...]