Time To Embrace P-Tech

To The Editor: Last week’s Queens Tribune article, “MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward,” quoted various elected officials lamenting the DOE’s decision to allow a promising P-Tech school to be co-located inside of Martin Van Buren High School (MVB). Unfortunately, the writer failed to reach out to any of the nearby civic leaders for their opinion. […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Despite much protest, the Dept. of Education is moving forward with its plans to co-locate Martin Van Buren School with a new six-year technology high school this fall. Starting September 2014, the new P-Tech school will gradually phase into Martin Van Buren while Martin Van Buren scales back enrollment. The […]

Accommodations Disabled

Accommodations Disabled

Complaint Against CUNY Law Alleges School Refused To Address Accessibility Issues BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A group of students with disabilities attending CUNY School of Law in Long Island City have filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education, taking the school’s administration to task for what they felt was a refusal to […]

Braunstein, Stavisky Support East Sea Bill

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently introduced Senate bill S6570, which would require all new textbooks used in New York State to refer to the body of water that separates the Japanese archipelago from the Asian mainland as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. Korean advocates […]

Information Necessary

To The Editor: The Freedom of Information Law is an instrument of democracy and sometimes, therefore, a pain in the ass. And that’s the way it should be. Whether or not it is exercised in a particular situation depends on whose ass may be gored by public disclosure. The Department of Education availed itself of […]

DOE Concerned With PS 143’s Overcrowding

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Parents, teachers and students continue to struggle with the overcrowding at schools in District 24, more specifically at PS 143 in Corona. The Louis Armstrong School is meant for about 1,000 students but it has more than 1,800 students enrolled. After being in correspondence with State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East […]