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Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/07/2013 at 1:14PM

Parents, teachers and students at an embattled Flushing school are fighting to keep the city out of their space. Scores of supporters gathered at Flushing High School to have their voices heard by the Department of Education (DOE) during an agency-hosted public hearing on February 28. The city plans to add a small district high [...]

City plans to put new schools inside Flushing, Newtown high schools
City plans to put new schools inside Flushing, Newtown high schools
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 1/30/2013 at 10:44AM

Students in two overcrowded Queens schools could soon learn a lesson in sharing. The city plans to place two new schools inside a scaled-down Flushing High School and an international school in Newtown High School, education officials said. The existing Flushing High School building would house a small district high school and another Chinese bilingual [...]

Class in session: City to get 54 new schools, two in Queens
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 4/19/2012 at 12:41PM

Spring may signify new beginnings, but schools will be “bloom”ing this fall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on April 17 to announce the opening of 54 new schools across the city for the 2012-2013 school year. The new schools – 30 of which will be run by the district, along with 24 [...]

DOE adding 6,000 seats in Queens
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 10:56AM

With school congestion having hit the ceiling, the Department of Education (DOE) recently took a step towards giving students supplemental space to let their minds grow. The DOE recently announced that roughly 6,000 new school seats will be created in Queens, easing overcrowding throughout the borough. “Over the next two years we plan to add [...]