Schools

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:04AM

Today’s Weather Friday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Event of the Day: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” E Phoenix Idealis Theater, Inc. delivers this classic story for a modern audience. Directed by Rachel Alt and Ben [...]

65 Queens schools to remain closed Monday
65 Queens schools to remain closed Monday
Central Billy Rennison 11/04/2012 at 9:31PM

While a majority of city students will return to school after a week off due to Hurricane Sandy, some buildings sustained significant damage in the storm and are still not ready to hold classes. Forty-six Queens schools will remain closed on Monday and will not reopen until Wednesday, November 7; 19 others will be relocated [...]

East River bridges closed to cars with less than 3 passengers; Schools to reopen Monday
News Billy Rennison 10/31/2012 at 3:47PM

Those who want to enter Manhattan by car over one of the East River bridges will need to bring at least two other passengers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the restrictions at his press conference updating residents on the city’s response to the storm. The restriction — which will be enforced by the NYPD — will [...]

City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
City schools closed Monday, possibly Tuesday
Central Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:24PM

With the city’s transportation shutting down tonight, the mayor also announced the closure of schools on Monday. Heavy rains and strong winds have also forced evacuations of low-lying areas throughout the five boroughs. “Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy, all New York City public schools will be closed to students tomorrow, October [...]

16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 10:45AM

After seven Queens high schools won a nearly yearlong battle with the city to remain open, the institutions — along with 10 other borough schools — find themselves on a state list of schools that need to shape up or shut down. New York state education officials unveiled a list of 123 schools in the [...]

Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
News Billy Rennison 4/24/2012 at 11:33AM

Cast your vote for the best in Queens’ Family, Education & Recreation. Hundreds of nominations have poured in to the Best of the Boro’s fourth and final round and now residents can select who stands out above the competition. With seemingly endless entertainment options, this category allows residents to choose the borough’s best places to [...]

Is Ridgewood set to get a new school?
Is Ridgewood set to get a new school?
News Jay Lane 4/20/2012 at 12:55PM

Kids in a crowded Queens neighborhood will have more room to expand their minds when a new school opens in Ridgewood — though they will have to wait three years. More than 100 parents attended a public hearing on Tuesday, April 10 held by Community Board 5’s education committee at P.S. 305 on Seneca Avenue, [...]

Final Chapter For Flushing?
Final Chapter For Flushing?
News Melissa Chan 4/20/2012 at 10:32AM

Local leaders rallied to save Flushing High School before the city closes the book on the storied 137-year-old institution. Elected officials and education advocates gathered in front of the school to protest a possible Turnaround — which would mean replacing half of the teachers and reopening the school under a new name. “Closing Flushing High [...]

Class in session: City to get 54 new schools, two in Queens
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 4/19/2012 at 12:41PM

Spring may signify new beginnings, but schools will be “bloom”ing this fall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on April 17 to announce the opening of 54 new schools across the city for the 2012-2013 school year. The new schools – 30 of which will be run by the district, along with 24 [...]

Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
News Michael Pantelidis 4/19/2012 at 11:12AM

Long Island City High School students are teaching a lesson in devotion by refusing to “turn” their backs on their school and allow their educators to be dismissed. L.I.C., located at 14-30 Broadway, is among 26 schools across the city the Department of Education (DOE) has designated for Turnaround – which involves closing the school [...]