Flushing kindergartners in the middle of overcrowding debate
Photo courtesy of Harris County Public Library

This isn’t child’s play. The fate of 120 kindergartners from a school in Flushing hangs in the balance of a vote school officials are scheduled to take later this month. The 4-year-olds from P.S. 24 are currently educated in the school’s temporary trailers and the city wants to remove those trailers. Meanwhile, officials also want to […]

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DOE plans to re-site Corona schools
THE COURIER/Angy Altamirano

The Department of Education (DOE) has proposed a plan to temporarily move a grade from an overcrowded Corona school to a new campus slated to open in September. If the plan is approved, some students at P.S. 330, located at 110-08 Northern Blvd., would be shifted to Q315, which is currently under construction at 43-18 97th Pl. […]

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Sunnyside and Woodside parents petition for a new middle school
Map courtesy of Sunnyside Woodside MSP

A group of parents from Sunnyside and Woodside have started a petition calling on city and school officials to bring a new middle school into District 30, which is known for its overcrowded schools. Debra McGowan, a parent of a first-grader at P.S. 11 in Woodside, presented the petition during a “State of Our Schools […]

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Op-ed: Mayoral control — let’s get it right

BY SEN. JOSEPH P. ADDABBO JR. It doesn’t happen often in government that we get a golden opportunity to broadly improve the education of our children, but with the expiration of mayoral control of our school system and the pending negotiations to extend it, we have only one clear mission — let’s get it right […]

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School cellphone ban lifted
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Meaghan McGoldrick

Rosemarie Crowder, a mother of four  — including  three who attend the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology — feels like she has no way of knowing whether or not her children are in trouble during the school day. “Because I’m a parent, I worry,” said Crowder from the Brooklyn high school’s first floor library […]

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