P.S. 140

DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
DOE: Students can transfer out of failing schools
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 1:22PM

Students in failing city schools will be allowed to transfer, the Department of Education said. The city is in the process of phasing out 39 struggling schools. The Panel for Educational Policy will vote in March on whether to phase out another 22, including three in Queens. The transfer option will give students a chance [...]

Star of Queens: Shani Faure, P.S. 140 PTA president
Star of Queens: Shani Faure, P.S. 140 PTA president
News Maggie Hayes 1/21/2013 at 9:04AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Shani Faure became the PTA president of P.S. 140 only a year ago, but her community advocacy dates all the way back to her teenage years. Faure is one of the project managers at Life Camp Incorporated, a nonprofit organization aiming to save teens from gun violence, and is also a life coach [...]

Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/10/2012 at 8:31AM

Four Queens schools are on the chopping block after receiving poor marks on the Department of Education’s (DOE) progress reports. The four — I.S. 59, J.H.S 8, P.S. 140 and P.S./M.S. 156 — are from a list of roughly 40 borough schools that received low grades. Their fate was finalized after the department reviewed grades; [...]

41 Queens schools could face closure
41 Queens schools could face closure
Central Maggie Hayes 10/03/2012 at 7:45AM

It could be final bell for 217 city schools whose progress reports showed dismal grades. The progress reports include “A” through “F” grades of 1,193 elementary and middle schools. The schools who scored a “D” or an “F,” or no higher than a “C” for three years, could be on the chopping block, with this [...]