NYC schools

New state-of-the-art school facility opens in Long Island City
New state-of-the-art school facility opens in Long Island City
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 9/13/2013 at 12:51PM

The students of Long Island City’s P.S./I.S. 78 will now have a new place to learn and grow. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with local elected officials, parents, students and school leaders on September 12 to cut the ribbon on the new, state-of-the-art building, located at 46-08 5th Street, which will house P.S./I.S. 78 and [...]

Hunter’s Point South school building opens
Hunter’s Point South school building opens
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 9/09/2013 at 3:50PM

Lights, camera, action on the new school year and the opening of a brand new school building in Long Island City. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with local elected officials, representatives and school leaders on Monday to take a tour of the new Hunter’s Point Campus, located at 1-50 51st Avenue, on the first day [...]

Queens students start a new school year
Queens students start a new school year
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 9/09/2013 at 1:56PM

It was Jennifer Ramos who felt nervous as she dropped her son Jayden off for his first full day of school. “This is a big step for me and him,” said Ramos, preparing to say goodbye to the kindergartner at P.S. 229 in Woodside on Monday, September 9, the start of the year for the [...]

New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 8/30/2013 at 9:27AM

A new school in Corona is set to ease the burden of overcrowded classrooms in the area. According to the Department of Education (DOE), P.S. 330, currently located within a building at 86-37 53rd Avenue in Elmhurst, will move into a brand new location at 111-08 Northern Boulevard just in time for the beginning of [...]

New school opening in St. Albans
New school opening in St. Albans
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 8/27/2013 at 1:23PM

A new elementary school is coming to St. Albans to help alleviate overcrowding in the neighborhood’s existing schools. The current St. Pascal Baylon Roman Catholic Church on 112th Avenue is being renovated into the new school, P.S. 892, and will welcome about 380 students. “Once P.S. 892 opens, it will help relieve the overcrowding currently [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/26/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 82. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday night: Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 73. Winds from the WSW at [...]

Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 5:09PM

Several parents and teachers in College Point want the city to end what they claim is an elementary school principal’s terror-driven reign. They said Jennifer Jones-Rogers of P.S. 29 has wrongfully placed a handful of students in special education classes without notifying parents. Critics also say the administrator’s “hostile environment” has driven away droves of [...]

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 [...]

Three file racial discrimination claim against Elmhurst principal
Three file racial discrimination claim against Elmhurst principal
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 7/16/2013 at 1:03PM

Alleged racist comments by an Elmhurst principal have left three teachers without jobs, with one deciding to leave the education system for good. Lisa-Erika James, a tenured theater teacher, Heather Hightower, an ESL-science teacher, and John Flanagan, a Spanish teacher from Pan American International High School have filed a discrimination claim with the Department of [...]

Op-Ed: School buildings need adequate funding
Education & Kids Op-Ed 7/08/2013 at 11:46AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Long before I was elected to office, I was the Beacon Program director at P.S. 19 in Corona, known at the time as the most overcrowded school in the country. My years of work engaging our neighborhood children helped me understand the effect of school building conditions on their academic performance. [...]