NYC public schools remain open Wednesday
NYC public schools remain open Wednesday
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/05/2014 at 5:29AM

The Department of Education will keep all public schools open Wednesday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, as the city expects icy conditions from its second snowstorm this week.

Decision to keep NYC public schools open upsets parents
Decision to keep NYC public schools open upsets parents
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/22/2014 at 11:41AM

All New York City public schools will remain open Wednesday, education officials announced, dashing hopes city students might have about getting a second snow day this month, and angering parents who had to send their kids off.

Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/13/2013 at 1:17PM

A city-wide school-bus strike, leaving 152,000 children stranded, is likely to begin on Wednesday. According to the New York Post, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has begun printing strike posters, assigning members to picket line locations at various bus yards and handed out a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for conduct during a strike. The [...]

DOE reviews safety for its students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 12/20/2012 at 10:35AM

Now, Bristy Roy is afraid that tragedy can strike her daughter’s school too. In the days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, Roy, whose six year old is in kindergarten at P.S. 31, told The Courier, “Now, I’m so scared.” In the wake of the shooting, which took the lives of 20 children and [...]

Three Queens high schools face closure
Three Queens high schools face closure
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 11/27/2012 at 12:31PM

Three low-performing Queens high schools find themselves on the chopping block, including one school that was voted to close last year. Twenty-four struggling schools are currently being considered for closure by the Department of Education (DOE) after poor performances and low grades on city progress reports. Borough institutions Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, [...]

Students affected by Sandy can now takes classes online
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 11/21/2012 at 11:55AM

With several schools still closed scattering students throughout the city, the Department of Education announced a plan permitting kids to go to school without leaving home. Enrollment for online courses opened yesterday allowing students displaced from their homes or forced to travel to a new school after Sandy to return to class. Core subjects and electives [...]

Sandy leaves students, parents scrambling
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 11/13/2012 at 2:56PM

BY ALEXA ALTMAN AND MAGGIE HAYES Kids may have received an unscheduled week-long vacation from school after Sandy, but they returned to a system turned upside down. Roughly 79 schools across Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island suffered structural damage, 13 lost power and nearly 70 boilers required repairs. Students from 43 damaged schools citywide were [...]

City to shell out $500 million to repair schools, hospitals damaged by Sandy
Central Billy Rennison 11/12/2012 at 4:00PM

To hasten the process of restoring city schools and hospitals to pre-Sandy conditions, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $500 million emergency plan to repair buildings damaged during the storm. The New York City Health and Hospital Corporation will receive $300 million while $200 million will be appropriated to the Department of Education. More than $130 [...]