Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Little hope for Jamaica High closure reversal

Despite a new school’s chancellor, supporters of a doomed Queens institution are not holding out hope for a future.

Scholarship honors 9-11 responder who loved art

A Queens officer who died unexpectedly of natural causes always cherished his roots, according to his mother. Now she is honoring his memory by helping a future generation.

City axes another Queens school

The third of four southeast Queens schools was given the ax despite parent protests.

Jamaica High hits quarterfinals in mock trials

The students at Jamaica High school are taking their fight to save the institution to the court room in an interesting way.

Black Spectrum applies to be a charter school

One of the most long running and successful arts groups in southeast Queens aims to bring their influence to the youth in the area with a new school.

Stanners mourn loss of longtime teacher

The Archbishop Molloy community looks back at the legacy of Brother Declan Murray.

City cuts close Originals day care

A longtime Jamaica center for kids was shutdown due to its high cost that the city could not pay for.

Residents, pols support Jamaica High

The city got a handful when it conducted its hearing on the phase out of Jamaica High School as dozens gathered to voice their opinion.

Controversial Jamaica High play will go on

Students at Jamaica High School have taken their grievances against the city’s plan to shut down the school to the stage.

Black tours Flushing high school

On her first day on the job, the city’s new school’s chancellor took time to talk to teens at a special high school in Queens.

Jamaica High targeted for closure again

Four southeast Queens schools are in the cross hairs of the city’s plan to eliminate failing public schools.

FDA applauds its 10 years at York College

The FDA has had a lasting impact in southeast Queens and its head celebrated the decade in style at York.

A few teachers get jobs back at Merrick

After weeks of fighting, a group of charter school instructors settled with the school’s administration to get back in their classrooms.

Jamaica High opens its doors

The latest chapter of ongoing saga of Jamaica High School’s future now includes the longtime school sharing its space with other campuses.

Judge issues restraining order against teacher firings

The situation between a group of charter school teachers who say they were wrongfully fired and their administrators heated up as a state judge weighed in on the controversial layoffs.

Appeals court stops closure of three boro high schools

The ongoing back and forth concerning the fate of three Queens High Schools ended in a victory for the campus’s supporters.

Queens high schools enter summer in limbo

The roller coaster ride for the status of Jamaica High, Beach Channel High and a Campus Magnet High school has caused school members to band together for survival.

Fallen principal still watches over IS 238

Assistant Principal Mitchell Wiener may not be telling jokes over the PA system at I.S. 238, but his years of dedication and care for students and staff still pushes people forward.

York grads relish their last moments

With a rough economy and uncertain future, York College graduates received some well wishes from top officials during their commencement exercises.

Jamaica High applicants’ future uncertain

Jamaica High School is slated to remain open another year, however students are still placed in a possible limbo over its future.