Government and Community Service High School

Panel votes to phase out two Queens schools, may still truncate third
Panel votes to phase out two Queens schools, may still truncate third
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2013 at 7:54AM

The Panel for Educational Policy voted early Tuesday morning to close two New York City public schools and phase out 22 more, including two Queens high schools, according to reports. The Law, Government and Community Service High School, and the Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, both in Cambria Heights, will be phased out. The [...]

DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 1:22PM

Students in failing city schools will be allowed to transfer, the Department of Education said. The city is in the process of phasing out 39 struggling schools. The Panel for Educational Policy will vote in March on whether to phase out another 22, including three in Queens. The transfer option will give students a chance [...]

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 [...]

Rockaway Park charter school might close
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 11:33AM

The final dismissal bell may soon ring for six underperforming charter schools in the city — including one school in Queens. According to officials, Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Rockaway Park joins 46 other struggling schools on the list for potential closures released by the Department of Education (DOE) on November 2. Of the [...]

Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
News Melissa Chan 11/01/2011 at 12:01PM

Queens high schools can hang their good report cards on the fridge. This year, according to the Department of Education’s (DOE) annual high school progress report, 19 high schools in Queens received the coveted “A” letter grade, and there were no failing schools in the borough. The annual report awards public high schools letter grades [...]