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Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 5/15/2013 at 9:47AM

Some city schools need a major makeover, according to a building inspections report released by the school cleaners’ union. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ issued a report on the 20 schools in the worst condition after tallying scores from the city’s annual school inspections. Out of about 1,500 schools citywide, five Queens [...]

Chancellor Walcott urges parental involvement
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/28/2012 at 12:01PM

Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott will have to rise to many challenges this fall, and he is prepared to do so. Walcott attended District 29’s Education Town Hall meeting Thursday, September 20, both the district’s and the chancellor’s first town hall meeting of the school year. Walcott took the opportunity to convey his [...]