Tensions Rise At MVB, B-Tech Meeting

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Emotions were running high at last week’s Martin Van Buren High School and B-Tech School implementation meeting, with local advocates vocalizing their frustrations with the forced co-location. Despite protests from the community, in March the Dept. of Education voted to move the six-year business technology school into Martin Van Buren […]

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. […]

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 […]

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with students during a visit to the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Hollis on Dec. 11. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott swung by a Queens school to talk about the strides the public school system has taken in the […]