PS 147 in Queens probed for promoting...

PS 147 in Queens probed for promoting failing students

There are 9 comments on the New York City's Hometown Newspaper - NY Daily News story from Oct 7, 2009, titled PS 147 in Queens probed for promoting failing students. In it, New York City's Hometown Newspaper - NY Daily News reports that:

The Dr. Donald E. McNair School in Queens, NY. A Queens school is under investigation for inflating the grades of several failing students - promoting them although they flunked math and couldn't do the work.

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sean1030

New York, NY

#1 Oct 7, 2009
I taught at this school when Dolores Nethersole was principal. She ran that school like a top. Ed Zimmerman was a real piece of work, but Dolores Nethersole was the BEST principal EVER. Anne Cohen is a disappointment. Even Kindergarten teacher Michelle Sparro (a 147 institution) was run out by Cohen. It's sad what this school has become.
Chris19

Flushing, NY

#2 Jun 14, 2010
I went to kindergarten in this school in 1963. Does anyone remember Mrs. Brandeis or Mrs. Richman?
bird

Thomaston, GA

#3 Jun 19, 2010
went there too in 1999 mrs nethersole got old but she was kool tho from wat i remember

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

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#4 Jun 20, 2010
How sweet...
N-Lebron

Woodside, NY

#5 May 15, 2012
I went to P.S 147 in 1997 - it was the best damn time school I've ever waked into as a kid because they had the Best Principal,Best Teachers , Best staff, even the staff that really never was talked about- in those time NO ONE wanted To GO HOME - Mrs. Dolores Nethersole made her second home Home for us. I still think about those times because I got to be a student in their humble grounds. There are no words to describe the joy that school brought.
Tyfromlinden

Ocala, FL

#6 Apr 17, 2013
I went to this school when it was just P.S.147...I was also a student when the name was changed tomHonor Dr.Ronald E McNair. I remember Mrs.Net hersole. Wow she was a heck of a lady. We thought she had eyes behind her head and cameras in every room. Of course we were all very young then, we thought she knew magic or something, the way she wa always on point.
Cindy

Farmingville, NY

#7 Jan 19, 2017
I went to this school from 1962 to 1964 before my family moved out to Long Island. 1962-1963 was kindergarten and 1963-1964 was first grade. Don't remember my kindergarten teacher's name, but I had Mrs. Kiernan for first grade. Still remember having our milk break at our desks when the teachers started coming into our classroom saying that President Kennedy had been shot and how Mrs. Kiernan and the other teachers began to get us ready for early dismissal that Friday afternoon.
Paul Yanks

United States

#8 Jan 19, 2017
sean1030 wrote:
I taught at this school when Dolores Nethersole was principal. She ran that school like a top. Ed Zimmerman was a real piece of work, but Dolores Nethersole was the BEST principal EVER. Anne Cohen is a disappointment. Even Kindergarten teacher Michelle Sparro (a 147 institution) was run out by Cohen. It's sad what this school has become.
I am a dope and failed third grade but i like to swallow big salami
Deep Throat Infection

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Jan 19, 2017
Paul Yanks wrote:
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I am a dope and failed third grade but i like to swallow big salami
We are NOT Surprised.

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