City Comptroller Audit Reveals DOE Flaws

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer While overcrowding continues to stifle City schools – Queens schools in particular – an audit conducted by City Comptroller Scott Stringer reveals that the Dept. of Education did not properly address overcrowding in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. According to the audit, a third of City schools were overcrowded […]

Parents Push For School Redistricting

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A small group of Northwestern Queens parents are tired of being juggled from one school district to another. A two-block region known by locals as the “lost peninsula” sits against two districts – students living there spend third, fourth and fifth grade in District 24, but are in District 30 […]

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 […]