Martin Van Buren 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

Judges dominate on the court
Judges dominate on the court
Northeast Maggie Hayes 1/15/2014 at 2:07PM

The Benjamin N. Cardozo Judges, the top team in the borough (PSAL 10-0), were reminded to “play Cardozo basketball” before trouncing Martin Van Buren (PSAL 4-7) and keeping their undefeated record.

Queens High School of Teaching stomps on Martin Van Buren in hoops score
Queens High School of Teaching stomps on Martin Van Buren in hoops score
Northeast Maggie Hayes 1/07/2014 at 2:30PM

The Queens High School of Teaching (QHST) and Martin Van Buren High School boys’ varsity basketball teams entered the game with the same record, but Van Buren left with an upset. Despite the loss of powerhouse forward Sonny Okorie, the QHST Tigers (5-3) kicked off the first quarter with a 7-0 run. A series of quick turnovers on [...]

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 [...]

More speak out against plans to put new school inside Martin Van Buren
More speak out against plans to put new school inside Martin Van Buren
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/29/2013 at 4:26PM

More opponents have stepped up to fight the city and its plans to put an early college inside Martin Van Buren High School. “We’re finally climbing out of this rut we were dug into by the DOE,” said junior Sharon Kaur. “Our voices should be heard.” About 40 speakers signed up at an October 23 public [...]

Students, lawmakers rally against Martin Van Buren High School co-location
Students, lawmakers rally against Martin Van Buren High School co-location
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/22/2013 at 4:40PM

Queens lawmakers and dozens of students carrying picket signs rallied last week against the city’s plans to put another school inside the storied yet struggling Martin Van Buren High School. “We’ve been fighting so hard,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin. “We’ve made a lot of progress, but in the dead of night, in secret, they put [...]

College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/17/2013 at 1:32PM

The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]

Martin Van Buren High School co-location meeting to be held
Martin Van Buren High School co-location meeting to be held
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/18/2013 at 1:16PM

A public hearing to discuss the city’s plans to co-locate Martin Van Buren High School will be held next month, education officials said. The city’s Department of Education (DOE) has proposed adding a new early college within the struggling Queens Village school. The two schools would share the 230-17 Hillside Avenue building, including its gym, [...]

Martin Van Buren to get $4M in School Improvement Grants
Martin Van Buren to get $4M in School Improvement Grants
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 11:29AM

A struggling Queens Village school will get more than $4 million in federal funds to bounce back this fall. Martin Van Buren High School and 21 others in the city were awarded $74.2 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to be used over three years, State Education Commissioner John King Jr. announced Friday. The state’s [...]

Martin Van Buren High School co-location met with protest
Martin Van Buren High School co-location met with protest
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 2:37PM

The city’s plans to add another school within a struggling Queens Village institution is a “knife in the back” to the community, elected officials said. “This is the wrong plan at the wrong time, in the wrong place, at the wrong school,” said Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik. The Department of Education (DOE) has proposed [...]