NYC schools

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 12:42PM

A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and [...]

Op-ed: Co-location: What’s the rush?
News Op-Ed 11/15/2013 at 2:29PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER DAVID WEPRIN Late last month the Department of Education’s Panel on Educational Policy voted on all co-location proposals. Martin Van Buren High, I.S. 59, August Martin High School, P.S. 40, J.H.S. 226, M.S. 72 and the Corona Arts and Sciences are the schools facing co-location in Queens. The Department of Education called off its [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/14/2013 at 4:39PM

Parents and pols aren’t ready for their schools to squeeze into one building. Twenty-three co-locations have been proposed within the next four years for schools in Queens, 10 of those in the southeast community. The Department of Education (DOE) is proposing Q297 join J.H.S 226; and P.S. 233, New Transfer High School join August Martin [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2013 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Biala: Vision and Memory Janice Biala (1903-2000) was well known for her charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes. This [...]

Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award
Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/25/2013 at 4:55PM

The coveted federal Blue Ribbon award will go to three Queens elementary schools this year, U.S. education officials announced early this week. P.S. 46 in Oakland Gardens, P.S. 66 in Richmond Hill and P.S. 221 in Little Neck earned their prestigious titles on September 24. The honor is given to public and private schools that [...]

Parents say school rezoning puts kids in danger
Parents say school rezoning puts kids in danger
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 9/16/2013 at 3:09PM

Parents say a District 24 rezoning proposal has crossed the lines. The Division of Portfolio Planning in the city’s education department presented a rezoning draft, which targets overcrowding, at the Community Education Council (CEC) D24 meeting at P.S. 305 on September 12. But following an incident in which an SUV jumped the curb on Grand [...]