school phase outs

Jamaica school wins fight to stay open
Jamaica school wins fight to stay open
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 3/13/2013 at 10:40AM

The Department of Education (DOE) has taken Jamaica’s Public School 140 off the chopping block. “There are a lot of good things happening here,” said Principal David Norment. Since taking over as principal last school year, Norment has made significant changes to the K-5 school, changes that were not evident on the latest DOE progress [...]

Panel votes to phase out two Queens schools, may still truncate third
Panel votes to phase out two Queens schools, may still truncate third
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2013 at 7:54AM

The Panel for Educational Policy voted early Tuesday morning to close two New York City public schools and phase out 22 more, including two Queens high schools, according to reports. The Law, Government and Community Service High School, and the Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, both in Cambria Heights, will be phased out. The [...]

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 [...]