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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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



John Bowne High School principal reassigned after four harassment lawsuits  TimesLedger

Howard Kwait, the principal of John Bowne High School in Flushing, has been reassigned by the new chancellor after four lawsuits were filed and settled ...



Flushing High still on struggling school list  TimesLedger

An already struggling Flushing High School has not seen much improvement.



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Flushing HS Principal Investigated By DOE  Queens Tribune

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer. The city is investigating the principal of Flushing High School following allegations that he instructed teachers to teach algebra ...



Over 200 teachers at two struggling NYC high schools forced to reapply to jobs - NY Daily News  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 ...



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 ...



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.



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...



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 ...



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...



Flushing HS has receivership hearing  Queens Chronicle

Flushing High School had a hearing for public input on improving the school so it can avoid receivership on Tuesday, withstakeholders discussing what about ...



The struggle is over for Queens schools  Queens Chronicle

Four Queens schools are no longer under the state's eye and will no longer have to worry about being taken over by a receiver.The state Education Department ...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



Find out what your New York City school spends per student  Chalkbeat New York

The New York City education department on Friday released a report detailing per-student funding at every public school across the district, data that shows ...



Flushing High School collocation plan slammed at public hearing  Queens Chronicle

To members of the Flushing High School community, the Department of Education's plan to open two new schools in its building and decrease enrollment in the ...



Applications are now available for free, full-day pre-K and 3-K programs in south Queens area  QNS.com

The city Department of Education is now accepting applications for free, full-day 3-K and Pre-K for All programs in a south Queens school district. Families with ...



NYC High School Admission Application Guide  Amsterdam News

The NYC High School Admission Application Guide, a free mobile app and website, is now available for incoming high schoolers.



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 ...



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 ...



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...



Flushing High grads bid adieu to school  Queens Chronicle

As the last class to graduate from historic Flushing High School made its way up the aisles to the strains of the school's decades-old song at the conclusion of the ...



Taekwondo program may bring back fighting spirit to Flushing High School - NY Daily News  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 ...



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.



Three high schools' performance probed  Queens Chronicle

Only a few months after a court ruling gave a last-minute reprieve to seven Queens high schools, the city Department of Education is eyeing three schools ...



Queens high school principal Carl Hudson Jr. arrested for possession of methamphetamine - NY Daily News  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, ...



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 ...



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.



Flushing Philanthropist Kupferberg Dies At 97  Queens Tribune

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer. Throughout his life, Flushing-born philanthropist Max Kupferberg gave his hometown everything he had, donating to a vast ...



Educating Queens: High Schools and Colleges  Queens Tribune

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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 ...



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 ...



Down-on-His Luck Dad Fatally Shot in Chest Outside Queens Deli, NYPD Says  DNAinfo

MURRAY HILL — A father down on his luck was fatally shot in the chest outside a Murray Hill deli early Wednesday morning, police and family said.



New junior high school coming to College Point in 2018  TimesLedger

College Point is finally getting a middle school. This week City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and the city Department of Education announced the new ...



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 ...



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 ...



Flushing Night Out Coming To Quaker Meeting House  Queens Tribune

BY JAMES FARRELL Staff Writer. For the third time, a historic spot in Flushing will play host to an outdoor night market. On Aug. 18 and 19, the Greater Flushing ...



Flushing man latest Queens resident to be charged with terrorism  TimesLedger

Queens has again been identified as the home of another young Muslim suspected of plotting a terrorist attack.



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



City to put new schools in several struggling Queens high school buildings - NY Daily News  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 ...



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...



Blake Hunt, paralyzed in Flushing HS football scrimmage, receives $8 million settlement from city - NY Daily N  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 ...



Administrator sued in sexual abuse case at Long Island school  TimesLedger

The city Department of Education said it was unaware of the fact that the new principal of Flushing High School had been accused of sexual harassment and ...



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...



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.



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

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



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.



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



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 ...



Ex-homecoming queen to self: 'It's all good'  Newsday

Editor's Note: Newsday.com is catching up with former Long Island homecoming kings and queens to reflect on being named royalty and see what they're up to ...



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.



Principal retires with grace  liherald.com

Susan Knors' 15-year tenure as the principal of Baldwin High School ended on June 24, when she left the podium after giving her final farewell speech to the ...



Flushing residents complain about lack of parking in dense shopping areas - NY Daily News  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 ...



Andrew King Represents Queens at West Point  Queens Tribune

BY ALBERT ROMAN. Queens Village native Andrew King earned three varsity football letters, was twice selected as team captain, received two all-city and ...



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...



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.



From Sunset Park to Herald Square to Port Authority: 20 years of NYC subway plots  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK — The plot out of Sunset Park, Brooklyn on July 31, 1997 could have been a disaster. Two Palestinian-born men had constructed four pipe bombs, ...



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.



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 ...



Student press freedom: an assault on youth or protection of authority?  WikiTribune

You can help us report on the freedom of the student press at universities in the United States. A bill intended to protect student journalists was dropped in ...



State Education Department eyes closure of Newtown High School - NY Daily News  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 ...



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...



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

The Levittown School District has appointed Terence Rusch and Sam McElroy as assistant principasl of Division Avenue High School.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



Flushing remembers civil rights activist Rev. Mitchell  TimesLedger

After the longtime pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Flushing died late last month, his funeral Friday served as a sombre way to start off Black History Month.



Some that glittered were gold in Queens  Queens Chronicle

Most Queens residents with an interest in sports know that iconic figures like John McEnroe, Whitey Ford, Bob Cousy and Phil Rizzuto lived in our borough long ...



Division Avenue HS has 2 new assistant principals  Newsday

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



A Queens Home Wallpapered With Memories  New York Times

FOR 86 years the white colonial with the black trim on 32nd Avenue near 146th Street in Flushing, Queens, was known as the Bruce house. The two-story house ...



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 ...



Queens native Jay Bromley ready to take on a bigger role with Giants defense - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The Giants have big shoes to fill at DT with the departure of Jonathan Hankins, but there is one guy who is starting to stand out.



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

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



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...



106 city schools in danger of closing due to poor performance - NY Daily News  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘Transfer’ schools offer at-risk students a chance to graduate - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

For some Queens high school graduates this year, the commencement ceremony represents achieving the previously impossible. But the special schools that ...



Florida woman recorded dunking 3-year-old son's head in toilet  WSB Radio

LEESBURG, Fla. - A Leesburg woman who was recorded dunking her 3-year-old son's head in a toilet after he used profanity said she has received death ...



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

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



Substitute high school teacher arrested for allegedly running fight cl  WSB Radio

MONTVILLE, Conn. - A substitute teacher at a Montville, Connecticut, high school has been arrested for allegedly running a “fight club” at the school.



Should Georgia schools have longer summers and who should decide?  MyAJC

The Georgia General Assembly tried to pass a law in 2005 forcing schools to push the first day of classes after the summer break to late August. The bill ...



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.



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, ...



Seven Queens schools slated for closure re-open this week - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

After months of uncertainty, many teachers at seven Queens high schools previously slated for closure are going back to work. Hundreds of teachers at the ...



City begins $4.5 million project to make Diversity Plaza permanent  TimesLedger

Mayor Bill de Blasio began the final day of his weeklong stay in the borough with a ride on the F train to Jackson Heights where he joined City Councilman ...



Student brings fake Uzi to class, promises to 'start shooting' then gets arrested, classmate says - NY Daily N  New York Daily News

High school students in Queens got the scare of a lifetime Friday when a classmate brandished a realistic-looking toy Uzi and promised to "start shooting."



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.



Giants vet ignores mixed messages: I am winning this job  New York Post

What does Jay Bromley see when he studies the defensive line for the Giants and spots the glaring opening at right defensive tackle? “If I'm being honest,...



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 ...



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