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John Bowne High School Gets $35K For Agriculture Program  Patch.com

Flushing School Gets $35K For Agriculture Program - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - John Bowne High School in Flushing is receiving a $35500 funding boost for its ...



These 124 New York City schools are now considered struggling  Chalkbeat New York

State officials released a new list of struggling schools Thursday including 124 in New York City, the first round of designations under a new method of ...



Entire Flushing High School staff must re-apply for their jobs as city conducts complete overhaul  QNS.com

The city is clearing house at a Flushing school in an effort to “turnaround” conditions at the struggling institution. Flushing High School will be completely ...



DOE to shake up Flushing High School  Queens Chronicle

All staff members of Flushing High School — from teachers to guidance counselors — will be required to reapply for their jobs next spring as the city continues to ...



Richmond Hill HS is 'standing' tall  Queens Chronicle

For the first time in six years, Richmond Hill High School appeared this month on the state Education Department's list of schools in good standing.It was a big ...



He Was Trained by Al Qaeda to Bomb the Subway. Then He Switched Sides.  The New York Times

Najibullah Zazi, convicted in a 2009 plot to bomb New York trains, will be released soon from prison after having provided extensive information to American ...



NEW DETAILS: Stabbing in the halls of a Flushing high school linked to 'prior verbal dispute'  QNS.com

Updated April 4, 6:15 p.m.. The three teenagers charged with allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old classmate at a Flushing high school on Tuesday morning got into ...



N.Y. meth arrest didn’t keep DeKalb from hiring teacher  Atlanta Journal Constitution

After DeKalb County School District officials promised efforts to improve their hiring process, the district hired a teacher this summer who had been arrested in ...



Over 200 teachers at two struggling NYC high schools forced to reapply to jobs  New York Daily News

More than 200 teachers at two long-struggling city high schools are being forced to reapply for their jobs in *fresh* bids to turn the schools around, city schools ...



After 2 Years, Progress Is Hard to See in Some Struggling City Schools  The New York Times

With a deadline next year in Mayor Bill de Blasio's $400 million initiative to turn around New York's troubled schools, much is on the line.



The entire staffs at two troubled New York City high schools must reapply for their jobs  Chalkbeat New York

In a bid to jumpstart stalled turnaround efforts, the entire staffs at two troubled high schools will have to reapply for their jobs — an aggressive intervention that in ...



Principal pulls school paper that critiques teachers' performance  New York Post

The principal of Flushing HS is giving these student journalists a lesson in censorship. Tyee Chin has refused to publish the third issue of the fledgling...



John Bowne principal moved from his post  Queens Chronicle

Howard Kwait is finally out at John Bowne High School in Flushing.Discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits leveled against the former principal had led ...



New York Giants' and alum Jay Bromley delivers a speech to Flushing high school graduates  QNS.com

Jay Bromley, New York Giants defensive lineman, was a guest speaker at a Flushing High School pre-graduation awards ceremony this afternoon. Bromley, a ...



Flushing HS principal hired with bad history gets the boot  New York Post

James Brown has gotten the boot after a year as principal of Flushing HS. The Post reported last September that the city Department of Education hired Brown...



Here's the 'negative' student newspaper this principal censored  New York Post

The principal of Flushing HS has refused to publish the student newspaper, citing an article quoting a sophomore who felt he lacked good teachers. Calling the...



More Than Half of Renewal High Schools Fall Short on Graduation Rates  The New York Times

More than half of the high schools that the de Blasio administration has targeted for rapid improvement have fallen short of their goals for raising their graduation ...



William R. "Bill" Russell Sr., 91  Herald-Mail Media

Mr. William R. “Bill” Russell, Sr., age 91, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away after extended illness of Alzheimer's and Dementia on March 30, 2019. He was a ...



Principal accused of sexual harassment by 4 women reassigned  New York Post

The city has removed a Queens principal who has cost taxpayers $830000 in lawsuit settlements — including payments to four women who accused him of lewd ...



Taekwondo program may bring back fighting spirit to Flushing High School  New York Daily News

Regina Im wants to bring some fighting spirit back to struggling Flushing High School. Im, who graduated from the school in 1998, has received a grant that will ...



17 struggling New York City schools improved enough to avoid extra state oversight. But they aren't out of the woods yet  Chalkbeat New York

A group of New York City schools that faced the possibility of sanctions from the state passed a key milestone after they made gains on standardized tests and ...



Queens State Senator Jose Peralta dead at 47; colleagues mourn passing of 'enormous figure' in borough  QNS.com

BY ZACHARY GEWELB AND ROBERT POZARYCKI. Jose Peralta, who had represented northwest Queens in the Assembly and State Senate over the last 16 ...



DOE official was informed of effort to graduate failing students  New York Post

A smoking-gun email obtained by The Post shows that a top city Department of Education official was informed about shady efforts to graduate 150 failing...



NYC makes tainted James Brown high school principal  New York Post

City Hall often complains — rightly — that it's hard to get rid of the bad apples in the city's schools. All the more reason to wonder why it hired acting Flushing HS ...



Most Queens Renewal Schools survive  Queens Chronicle

All but two Queens Renewal Schools will remain open after student test scores, attendance and other factors improved over a three-year period, though some ...



The Balfour Scholars Program is designed to teach rising high school seniors to become stronger scholars, manage finances, choose an academic major, and evaluate career options to best suit their interests and abilities  Bronx Times

All four juniors were accepted into the Balfour Scholars Program, a free program for designed to help cultivate student academic and career development.



Queens high school principal Carl Hudson Jr. arrested for possession of methamphetamine  New York Daily News

A QUEENS high school principal was nabbed just a block away from his school when cops found a baggie of methamphetamine in his car during a traffic stop, ...



Downtown Flushing: Where Asian Cultures Thrive  New York Times

Downtown Flushing is known for its restaurants, bakeries and Asian specialty stores, along with its easy transportation into Manhattan.



Dr. Robert W. Deutsch, physicist and philanthropist, dies  Baltimore Sun

Dr. Robert W. Deutsch, a retired nuclear physicist and successful business owner whose charitable foundation now works to assist artists, makers and ...



New Voices bill would get more high school journalists out from under principals' thumbs  USA TODAY College

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story misidentified the name and role of the teacher shown in the Tesserae yearbook photo posted to ...



Discrimination lawsuit filed by Queens high school teacher, 72, will proceed: 92-year-old judge  New York Daily News

She couldn't have gotten a better judge if she tried. A 72-year-old Queens high school teacher's age discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Education ...



Order Shake-Up At Renewal Schools In Queens and Bronx  The Chief-Leader

Staff members at two struggling high schools that are part of the Department of Education's “Renewal” schools program, including one school where the ...



Flushing HS principal arrested for drugs  Queens Chronicle

Carl Hudson Jr., the principal of Flushing High School, may not have a job to return to in September, and it may not be because of Mayor Bloomberg's high ...



New York Giants DT, Syracuse alum Jay Bromley signs with Saints  Elite Sports NY

A Queens native, Jay Bromley, goes from the Big Apple (New York Giants) to the Big Easy (New Orleans Saints) after a successful weekend tryout with the Sean ...



NYC high schoolers can’t earn ‘0' even if they skip class, miffed teachers say  New York Daily News

Emails provided to the Daily News show that it has become “common practice” for New York City high schools to abandon the traditional 0 to 100 grading scale ...



City to put new schools in several struggling Queens high school buildings  New York Daily News

Space at several Queens high schools could soon be at a premium. The influential city Panel for Educational Policy gave the green light on Wednesday to a city ...



New York says goodbye to State Sen. Jose Peralta  Amsterdam News

Funeral services were held this week for the late State Sen. Jose Peralta. The 47-year-old politician, who represented the State Senate's 13th District in Queens, ...



Queens assistant principal adds new claim of whistleblower retaliation by boss to lawsuit  New York Daily News

A principal accused of sexual harassment allegedly took revenge on a whistleblower.



Blake Hunt, paralyzed in Flushing HS football scrimmage, receives $8 million settlement from city  New York Daily News

Blake Hunt, the Flushing High School football player who was paralyzed during a scrimmage and has spent the past three years at a nursing home, received a ...



Struggling NYC schools eyed by state make marked improvement  New York Daily News

All but one facility on a list of two dozen schools targeted by the state for improvement made significant gains in, state officials said.



Pushing for Change, Bronx Principal Is Undone by Investigation  The New York Times

As a deputy schools chancellor under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Santiago Taveras oversaw efforts to close many of New York City's large and troubled ...



In New York City schools, the dance of the lemons lives on: It's almost impossible to truly fire incompetent t  New York Daily News

Last week, Mayor de Blasio and Schools' Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that all teachers and staff at...



Here's the proof a NYC high school diploma is worthless  New York Post

State officials uncovered astonishing evidence that city high school diplomas are worthless — a Manhattan classroom of 11th-graders reading “The Three...



Behind city's latest credit-recovery controversy is a complicated history  Chalkbeat Indiana

Low-performing high schools, now under threat of being taken over by outside groups, are still under pressure to increase their four-year graduation rates.



Two Republicans from Little Neck & Whitestone launch bids for Avella's Queens state Senate seat  QNS.com

Two candidates are seeking to unseat state Senator Tony Avella as a representative of areas including Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Douglaston and College ...



Department of Education protects serial harassers: critics  New York Post

When Maria Catenacci finally left John Bowne HS after the city did nothing about her sex-harassment complaints, she claims principal Howard Kwait abused her ...



Flushing residents complain about lack of parking in dense shopping areas  New York Daily News

With dozens of stores offering everything from *fresh* fish and produce to clothing, electronics and jewelry, downtown Flushing is a shopper's paradise. But the ...



These 25 New York City schools could face closure or state takeover this year — but most probably won't  Chalkbeat New York

The state is expected to reveal this month whether 25 low-performing New York City schools will be taken over or even forced to close. But if history is any guide, ...



Townsend Harris' Permanent Principal Selected  Queens Tribune

Following a yearlong fight to remove its interim-acting principal, Rosemarie Jahoda, Townsend Harris High School students and faculty celebrated last week.



State Education Department eyes closure of Newtown High School  New York Daily News

Alumni and community members vowed on Wednesday to fight the possible closure of Newtown High School in Elmhurst - one of 10 Queens high schools the ...



Local leaders unhappy with city plan to close 8 Queens high schools  New York Daily News

Local leaders and parents are spitting mad over the city's plan to close eight Queens high schools at the end of the school year. The city put out proposals this ...



Mixed grades on Renewal Schools  Queens Chronicle

A citywide program launched by Mayor de Blasio in 2014 aimed at lifting 94 struggling schools failed to save five of the institutions in Brooklyn and the Bronx, ...



New names selected for schools expected to close, reopen in the fall Banana Kelly, Lehman High will be shelved  New York Daily News

Goodbye, Flushing High School. Hello, Rupert B. Thomas Academy at the Flushing Campus. The city is steamrolling forward with plans to close then reopen 24 ...



THHS reporters meet principal candidates  Queens Chronicle

Many are angry at the Department of Education's secrecy surrounding the permanent principal hiring process at Flushing's Townsend Harris High School.



Bloomberg administration touts new Queens schools to open in September  Queens Chronicle

Last month, the city Department of Education faced a barrage of anger and frustration from parents, teachers and union officials over the closing or co-locating of ...



Queens' Townsend Harris High School boasts borough's highest percentage of graduating students  New York Daily News

'This is the best public school in New York City.'CAPS OFF to Queens students.



List of teachers singled out by Dept. of Education  New York Daily News

The following are the 16 teachers singled out by the Department of Education.



Long Island hires and promotions: Division Avenue HS  Newsday

EDUCATION Division Avenue High School in Levittown has appointed two new assistant principals. Terence Rusch of Bayside, Queens, was a special ...



Paul Gilvary, Holy Cross high school basketball coach, denies any inapropriate behavior after school puts him  New York Daily News

A prominent Queens high school basketball coach denied any wrongdoing on Sunday after the school he works for posted a statement on its website ...



50 Years Ago, a Computer Pioneer Got a New York Subway Race Rolling  The New York Times

Peter Samson's interest in trains, computers and New York City set off a periodic quest for an even faster circumnavigation of the subway system.



Despite major city investment, struggling 'Renewal' schools shed another 6300 students  Chalkbeat New York

The struggling schools in New York City's “Renewal” improvement program serve nearly 6,300 fewer students today than when the program started, a sign that ...



Here are the 62 New York City schools that could be taken over by outside groups  Chalkbeat Colorado

Most, but not all, of the schools are a part of the city's own high-profile turnaround initiative.



106 city schools in danger of closing due to poor performance  New York Daily News

Up to more schools in the city could be closed for poor performance after the state released a revamped target list of struggling schools.



More Major-League Players With New York Roots  New York Times

In response to a previous column, many readers sent in the names of favorite Major League Baseball players with a New York connection.



Division Avenue High School Hires Two New Assistant Principals  Patch.com

Levittown, NY - They come to the district with a wealth of experience in education.



Three Queens high schools could find themselves on chopping block after earning 'D' grades on city progress re  New York Daily News

Three Queens high schools could soon be on the dreaded chopping block, but two others show improvement.



Failing eyesight doesn't stop LIer's window fun  Newsday

For 62 Christmases running, Waldtraut Rome had treated her neighbors to the nearest thing East Meadow has to a Macy's holiday window. Rome's paintings on ...



Corning-Painted Post teacher helps student journalists fight for First Amendment rights  Press & Sun-Bulletin

Mike Simons would be the first to tell you his advocacy for First Amendment rights isn't being led by him — it's being led by his students at Corning-Painted Post ...



Giants' pick Bromley found success, hope after dark past  New York Post

He acknowledges it is probably a defense mechanism, but that's OK because, “It helps me cope with what I need to do.” What Jay Bromley needs to do, more ...



Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley accused of trying to rape woman he met on Instagram at swanky Midtown hote  New York Daily News

Bromley, 23, met the woman online and asked her to meet him at the Hyatt Herald Square Hotel about 6:15 a.m., police sources said.



De Blasio's questionable school consultants cost taxpayers millions  New York Post

A retired principal who lied to corruption investigators, the co-author of a book written by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and a nonprofit headed by an...



Trump's EPA Is Risking the Health of American Children  New York Magazine

Trump's environmental policies are putting the health of American children at risk, including overturning the proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, rolling back ...



Queens teacher says school punished him for whistleblowing  New York Post

A Queens gym teacher who blew the whistle on a ​dirty fitness room has been bounced to the rubber room. Peter Maliarakis, a P.E. teacher at William Cullen...



How fallen teammate's motto is guiding Army star to NFL  New York Post

Scared money don't make no money.” — Brandon Jackson When Andrew King gets hesitant, he thinks back to that quote. When he doubts his path, he...



Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay Held in Qaeda-Related Case  New York Times

Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay, who were classmates in Queens with Najibullah Zazi, had begun to hope that the investigation had been closed, ...



Barbara Lieberman Sherwood  Davis Enterprise

April 3, 1941 — Jan. 25, 2018. Barbara Lieberman Sherwood passed away in the early morning of Jan. 25, 2018, after a yearlong bout with cancer. She was 76 ...



Dr. Paul Bertrand, German immigrant and neurologist, dies at 75  Chicago Tribune

Dr. Paul Bertrand came to America from postwar Germany as a teenager and became a noted neurologist and lecturer. He eventually settled in the Chicago ...



Syracuse school, 19 others in the state, get one year to turn around before being taken over  Syracuse.com

Syracuse has 18 schools that could be taken over by a "turnaround expert" in the next two years.



LI homecoming kings and queens: Where are they now?  Newsday

They attained royalty in high school as homecoming kings and queens. But did you ever wonder where they are now? Let's follow up with some of the past kings ...



Newly promoted sergeant is a proud lesbian who calls the NYPD her second family  New York Daily News

As a teen, Ana Arboleda's coming-out was beyond traumatic.



These 94 schools are set to receive extra funding and learning time  Chalkbeat New York

Ninety-four low-performing schools are about to get a lot more attention from the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. Called "Renewal Schools," they will ...



Schools in Reach Program Report That More Pass A.P. Tests  New York Times

A program that rewards students at 31 New York City schools for passing scores on Advanced Placement exams has reported higher pass rates.



Najibullah Zazi Pleads Guilty in Plot to Bomb Subway  New York Times

The Afghan immigrant at the center of what the authorities described as one of the most serious threats to the United States since 9/11 pleaded guilty Monday to ...



Giants give back by hosting youth football camps  Giants.com


. Long before they suited up in front of 80,000 fans at MetLife Stadium, Giants' players were just kids, learning the game they love and having fun.



New York City to Add Student Tests, to Evaluate Teachers  New York Times

New York City education officials are developing more than a dozen new standardized tests, but in a sign of the times, their main purpose will be to grade ...



Army National Combine participants  247Sports.com

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.



Harsh words for mayor flow at schools forum  Queens Chronicle

One by one, students, parents and educators from throughout the borough maneuvered through a standing-room-only crowd at Queens Borough Hall Monday ...



Feds: Former NYC School Teacher Arrested On Charges Of Possessing Child Pornography  CBS Local

BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A former teacher and school bus driver has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography after Homeland ...



Taking Down Terrorists in Court  The New Yorker

Zainab Ahmad has prosecuted thirteen international terrorist suspects for the American government. She hasn't lost yet.



Juvenile Justice Initiative program helps Queens teen Christopher Noria turn life around  New York Daily News

Christopher Noria found himself in a juvenile detention center for two months after two arrests for assault when he was 16.



Whitestone Is Right Connection for Many  Wall Street Journal

With its East River waterfront and mix of one- and two-family Tudors, Capes and Colonials, Whitestone, Queens, is appealing to many first-time home buyers ...



Arthur A. Hartman, U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, Dies at 89  New York Times

Mr. Hartman, who was appointed envoy to the Soviet Union by Ronald Reagan, filled a dozen or so economic and diplomatic Foreign *Service* posts over four ...



Roomy Lots and Recurrent Teardowns - Living in Malba, Queens  New York Times

ANYONE unfamiliar with northern Queens could be forgiven for imagining that living at the foot of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge might be more likely to involve ...



Lawrence E. Walsh, Prosecutor in Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies at 102  New York Times

As an independent counsel, Mr. Walsh exposed the lawbreaking in the administration of President Ronald Reagan that gave rise to the Iran-contra scandal.



Syracuse DT Jayson Bromley overcomes dark past for bright future in NFL  New York Daily News

He avoided the gangs and drugs on the streets of Jamaica, Queens, and the pimps and prostitutes that were frequent visitors to his apartment building.



Tailing terror suspects: Former NYPD ‘undercover’ recalls foiling bomb plot  New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Before a Queens mom was awakened by federal agents last Thursday in her Jamaica home—accused with her friend of stockpiling materials to bomb ...



Already Competing With the Boys, Girls Get Their Own Wrestling League  New York Times

As demand for girls' wrestling grows, the city's Public School Athletic League is inaugurating a girls' program with 16 teams that officials estimate will include ...



Back to school means back to overcrowded classrooms: 'It's like on the subway at rush hour'  New York Daily News

Lunch at 9 A.M., sharing books and sitting on the floor, is the norm for some of the 225000 students stuffed into overcrowded classrooms around the city.



Teen With Box Cutter, Fake Uzi Arrested on Weapons Charges  NBC New York

A Queens high school student who stashed a fake Uzi in his bag along with a real box-cutter has been charged with weapons possession by the NYPD.



The Three Musketeers  Levittown Tribune

There's a new trio of administrators at Division Avenue High School this fall. The Levittown School District has appointed John Coscia as principal and Sam ...



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