DOE votes to bus more than 250 Woodside students to Astoria school
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

A group of Woodside parents have lost the fight to keep their children close to home. The Department of Education (DOE) voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate more than 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years. The relocation of the students, expected to begin for […]

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Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

A group of Woodside parents is sending the Department of Education (DOE) back to the drawing board. Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade […]

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DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school
Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded. The Department of Education (DOE) announced proposed rezoning changes to move the boundaries for I.S. 145, at 33-34 80th St., and I.S. 230, at 73-10 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights. The changes would take effect for the 2015-2016 academic year. Under the rezoning, the […]

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More speak out against plans to put new school inside Martin Van Buren
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

More opponents have stepped up to fight the city and its plans to put an early college inside Martin Van Buren High School. “We’re finally climbing out of this rut we were dug into by the DOE,” said junior Sharon Kaur. “Our voices should be heard.” About 40 speakers signed up at an October 23 public […]

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