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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 [...]

Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 2:39PM

A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 [...]

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Rally to remove ‘ineffective’ principal at Van Buren
Rally to remove ‘ineffective’ principal at Van Buren
News Melissa Chan 2/15/2012 at 12:29PM

Local leaders and parents hope to expel the unpopular principal of a failing school. According to PTA President Helen Young, Martin Van Buren High School is brimming with “ineffective leaders,” starting with Principal Marilyn Shevell, who several members of the community called “uninvolved.” “The [city] still hasn’t gotten it right, and the parents want [these [...]

Verizon workers rally for contract
Verizon workers rally for contract
News David Beltran 1/27/2012 at 2:08PM

Verizon workers, without a contract since last August, are sending a clear message: “Can you hear me now?” Over 300 workers, including many Communications Workers of America union members, rallied in front of the Verizon telephone building in Jamaica and in front of a nearby Verizon Wireless store. According to Amy Muldoon, employees are currently [...]

J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
J.H.S. 194 parents, pols protest elimination of school buses
Education & Kids Toni Cimino 11/04/2011 at 3:41PM

As the school bus pulled away, virtually empty, not only were parents angry, they were protesting. City Councilmember Dan Halloran and several elected leaders from northeast Queens joined parents from J.H.S. 194 in College Point on Friday, November 4 at a rally protesting the elimination of the school’s buses. “The Department of Education [DOE] must [...]