Help is on the way to Queens Metropolitan High School, where a scheduling problem has inconvenienced students. The problem was discussed at a quiet meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Also: a list of upcoming school events, including a Community Networking Fair at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.
Jessica Rovello was principal for the day at the International High School at Union Square on Wednesday, where she talked to students about her company, Arkadium, and explained how to pursue careers in video game development. But she has been working with the school's principal for the last year, lending her business experience to the school's growth.
The 2011-12 school year, which has already resulted in painful budget choices by school principals, is likely to get even leaner. Just a few days away from the scheduled layoff of about 700 school workers, Mayor Bloomberg will impose citywide budget cuts of $2 billion, and this time, the city's public schools will not be spared.