Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

York students over the moon at graduation

The 2011 graduating class of York College celebrated the end of their academic life with some lessons from a New Yorker who aimed high and never looked back.

August Martin, Richmond Hill High saved

Two Queens schools that were targeted for the chopping block were saved by a special turnaround program, but leaders are still being cautious.

New media center opens to fanfare at August Martin

One of a southeast Queens school’s most popular program is getting a major upgrade thank to one of the last gifts from a late city councilman.

Walcott instills work ethic in Hollis students

The new schools chancellor made a trip to his former middle school to encourage the youth to have a strong education.

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.