The Department of Education voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate over 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years.
Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria.
The Department of Education (DOE) announced the vote on a Woodside school’s partial co-location and re-siting has been postponed.
Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The students of P.S. 11 are urging kids across the city to “give peace a chance.” Parents, faculty and all 1,300 children from the school, located at 54-25 Skillman Avenue in Woodside, united on November 22 for a peace march and anti-violence rally. The parade was in protest to the increase in bullying and violence [...]
The Center for Anti-Violence Education held a free self-defense course in the gymnasium of P.S. 11 in Woodside on Sunday, November 6. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn attended the event, along with more than 60 people hoping to learn useful techniques for protecting themselves against unwanted sexual assaults. The event [...]