High School

Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Using makeup and nail polish, hundreds of Queens teens are bridging the gap between two generations. Nearly 185 high school students in the borough have joined in a nonprofit’s cause to provide friendship and free makeovers to women living in senior homes. The after-school leadership program, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc., has spread to 83 chapters in [...]

School shooting in California, one injured
News Alexa Altman 1/10/2013 at 1:48PM

According to the Associated Press, a student was shot at a high school in Taft, California. The shooting suspect is reportedly in custody. No other injuries have been reported thus far.

Immigrants finish high school at higher rates than U.S. born
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2012 at 5:05PM

A report recently released by the city’s Independent Budgetary Office (IBO) found that immigrant students graduate in four years at a slightly higher rate than U.S. born students, but those differences depend greatly on the foreign born student’s country of origin. The IBO’s report tracked the graduation rates of the 89,750 students who were or [...]

Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 12:06PM

The final bell rang for the seven Queens Turnaround high schools as the last students passed through the doors of what the city graded as failing institutions. Wednesday, June 27, marked the final day of class for August Martin, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown, Richmond Hill and William C. Bryant after the Panel [...]

Grover Cleveland saved from closure
Grover Cleveland saved from closure
News Billy Rennison 4/26/2012 at 1:02PM

Hours before the Panel for Educational Policy meeting to decide the fate of 26 city schools, the Department of Education removed Grover Cleveland High School from the list ensuring its survival. Under the turnaround model the Ridgewood school would have closed and reopened under a new name with up to half the teachers being replaced. [...]

Parents, students, staff say Closing Flushing High School ‘Not A Solution’
Parents, students, staff say Closing Flushing High School ‘Not A Solution’
News Melissa Chan 4/26/2012 at 11:24AM

While graduation rates at Flushing High School have climbed over the years — and education officials praised some of the school’s “areas of strength” — the extra credit points may not be enough to save the embattled institution. Hundreds of supporters — sporting anti-Mayor Bloomberg pins — packed Flushing’s auditorium to have their voices heard [...]

Thousands of Grover Cleveland supporters tell DOE to keep school open
Thousands of Grover Cleveland supporters tell DOE to keep school open
News Billy Rennison 4/04/2012 at 9:25AM

More than 1,000 supporters packed Grover Cleveland High School’s auditorium to have their voices heard by Department of Education (DOE) officials. And as each of the more than 50 speakers stepped to the microphone, they made one thing clear — closing the school is not an option. Grover Cleveland is one of 26 high schools [...]

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 1:51PM

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme: feds Embattled city Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer was busted today on charges she helped funnel illegal political donations into the Queens Democrat’s war chest. Jia “Jenny” Hou conspired to help wealthy Liu backers evade a $4,950 limit on individual contributions by using “straw donors” to pass [...]

Playoff Tipoff: First round hardwood action
Playoff Tipoff: First round hardwood action
News Steve Mosco 2/08/2012 at 12:13PM

The Bayside Commodores (13-2) beat the John Adams Spartans (11-4) by a score of 61-41 in the first round of the Queens Borough Playoff Bracket. Though both teams traded blows with some intense back and forth action, Bayside had this game in the bag early. The Queens powerhouse started the contest with an 11-0 run [...]