Long Island City High School

DOE withdraws co-location plans
DOE withdraws co-location plans
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/04/2014 at 3:54PM

From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority
News Op-Ed 2/01/2014 at 2:10PM

The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

Queens school co-locations approved
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/05/2013 at 2:40PM

Kids, make room. Nine borough school co-locations have been approved and are planned to go into effect by the next school year. For the 2014 to 2015 school year, co-location plans will be executed in Martin Van Buren High School, J.H.S. 226 on Rockaway Boulevard, P.S. 40 in Jamaica, J.H.S. 72 in Jamaica and Long [...]

LIC High School students voice opposition to co-location
LIC High School students voice opposition to co-location
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 10/29/2013 at 1:22PM

These bulldogs are not ready to go down without a fight. School officials, students, community members and local elected officials gathered in the auditorium of Long Island City High School, home of the Bulldogs and referred to as “LIC,” on October 23 during a public hearing to voice their opposition to the Department of Education’s [...]

DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School
DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 6/28/2013 at 9:51AM

The Department of Education (DOE) has come under harsh criticism from members of Long Island City High School after announcing plans to cut enrollment. According to Ken Achiron, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader at LIC High School, the DOE plans to cut the incoming ninth grade class from 1,000 to 440 students. He [...]

Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 10:30AM

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open [...]

Queens students start a new school year
Queens students start a new school year
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 9/06/2012 at 12:37PM

Lorenzo Barrios lined up outside P.S. 234 in Astoria for his first day of school ever. The 4-year-old had been looking forward to starting pre-kindergarten for a long time, excitedly anticipating learning how to read and write his name. Wearing his brand new Elmo backpack, Barrios followed his teacher and classmates into the school, waving [...]