Astoria Mom Seeks Dual-Language Program

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The mother of a two-year-old son wants to create a French dual language program in western Queens because she said she understands the importance of raising her son in a multilingual home. Coming from a Spanish-speaking home, Diana Limongi Gabriele, and having married a French-speaking husband, Ludovic Gabriele, said they […]

DOE Seeks To Beef Up Security After Avonte

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer More than six weeks after the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, the Dept. of Education is looking to beef up its security in order to prevent a similar incident from happening. According to an emailed statement from Marge Feinberg, a spokesperson for the DOE, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has ordered […]

Van Buren, Other Co-Locations Approved

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After a tumultuous mixture of community protest, input and support, the Dept. of Education approved a co-location for Martin Van Buren High School. With the vote taking place on Oct. 30, the DOE’s Panel of Educational Policy went forward with co-locations for eight schools in Queens, including Van Buren. The […]

New CTE School Added To LIC High

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Panel for Education Policy approved a plan late last week to add a new school within Long Island City High School, despite strong opposition from parents, students and the community. The plan to create a new Career and Technical Education program, which includes enrollment of up to 115 ninth […]

PS 29 In College Point Gets New Principal

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The head of a College Point public school is no longer in charge, having left two months after a protest against her behavior. PS 29 Principal Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned on Oct. 8, according to the Dept. of Education, two months after State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), parents, teachers and students […]

Queens Leaders Slam Proposed Co-Locations

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Tuesday, more than a dozen local leaders gathered at the steps of Queens Borough Hall to protest the Dept. of Education’s proposed co-locations in the Borough beginning the 2014-2015 school year. Elected officials, community board members and representatives from the United Federation of Teachers each slammed the proposals, which […]