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DNAinfo reports that the Department of Education proposed rezoning two neighborhood middle schools — I.S. 145 and I.S 230 — to help alleviate overcrowding in Jackson Heights. According to DNAinfo, “The boundaries for I.S. 230 would expand by about 10 blocks along Roosevelt Avenue, from 83rd Street to 92nd Street. The new territory, which would shrink the zone for I.S. 145, would be served by an annex for I.S. 230 that is under construction in the neighborhood.” The annex is expected to open next September, which is when the rezoning is also supposed to take place. Both middle schools are currently over 100 percent capacity; parents have complained about overcrowding for years. The DOE will hold a public meeting on the matter Monday, January 13th, 6pm at I.S 145, 33-34 80th Street.

Rezoning Proposed for Overcrowded Jackson Heights Middle Schools [DNAinfo]

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Image source: Times Ledger – the Campus Magnet complex in Cambria Heights, Queens

The Times Ledger reports that a handful of schools in Queens – South Jamaica’s Edward K. Ellington School/PS 140 (GMAP); two Cambria Heights Campus Magnet high schools – Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship (GMAP), and Law, Government and Community Service (GMAP); and the 8th grade at PS 156 in Laurelton (GMAP) have been asked to close.