Woodside gets more room to learn
Woodside gets more room to learn
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 6:44PM

Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here [...]

Cramped school gets new fourth grade
Cramped school gets new fourth grade
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/04/2012 at 11:59AM

A new class has been added to aid a cramped Clearview elementary school, after parents said students were packed like sardines in some classes that held close to 40 pupils, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) said. P.S. 209 shuffled programming and opened up a new general education fourth grade class at the overcrowded Clearview [...]

OpEd: PCBs and Overcrowding in Schools Point to a Larger Problem
News Queens Courier Staff 10/03/2012 at 1:28PM

BY HECTOR FIGUEROA Recent reports of a leak of a highly toxic chemical compound, PCB, in a Queens school and of continued, severe overcrowding in many of the borough’s schools have no doubt caused concern among some Queens parents. Parents and other members of the public should know that these issues are symptoms of a [...]

DOE says overcrowded schools should ‘best decide how to use their space’
News Michael Pantelidis 1/06/2012 at 3:08PM

Coaxing a child into studying can be challenging as it is – let alone when they are asked to do so in a raucous hallway or leaky trailer. Community Education Council District 30 (CEC30), a western Queens parent group, is pushing the city to ease the congestion in two local elementary schools – so crowded [...]