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College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/17/2013 at 1:32PM

The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]

Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/12/2013 at 3:05PM

Don’t fix what’s not broken. That was the message echoed through P.S. 122’s auditorium on Wednesday, March 6, by concerned parents, school officials and local politicians looking to stop the gutting of the school’s prestigious gifted and talented classes. The “emergency meeting,” which brought over 500 attendees, was organized by the school’s PTA in response [...]

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 [...]

Parents oppose P.S. 140 phase out
Parents oppose P.S. 140 phase out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/14/2013 at 12:57PM

The Department of Education (DOE) has issued a proposal to phase out a Jamaica elementary school – but the community will not go quietly. “My daughter is heartbroken,” said Lashawna Colliard, whose daughter, Alexis, is in the fourth grade at P.S. 140. The school, due to consistently bad grades on its yearly progress reports, has [...]

Smart students at I.S. 204 will learn on smart boards
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 6:00PM

In today’s evolving world, advancements in education come hand-in-hand with technological innovations, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is assuring that the students of I.S. 204 are not left behind. The councilmember attended I.S. 204’s first PTA meeting of the year on September 27 and announced that he is allocating $50,000 of his capital funding to [...]