Tag: hillcrest-high-school

AM Weprin calls for new strategy to combat antisemitism in schools after listening to Hillcrest students following ‘appalling’ rampage


Dec. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry Hours before Israel resumed retaliatory strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a seven-day cease fire came to an end on Dec. 1, Assemblymember David Weprin urged Department of Education Chancellor David Banks to implement a comprehensive plan of action to address the “appalling student behavior” after hundreds…
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Chancellor Banks visits Hillcrest H.S. to calm tensions following ‘antisemitic’ rampage incident


Nov. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan New York City Department of Education Chancellor, David C. Banks, visited Hillcrest High School in Jamaica on Monday Nov. 27, following a disorderly protest inside the school a week earlier that threatened a Jewish teacher for her pro-Israel stance.  Before laying out the details of the incident on Nov. 20 to dozens of members of the press inside the school’s library after dismissal, he met directly with dozens of Hillcrest students to hear their perspective. He also held a talk with more than 200 staff members and called on them to use recent events…
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‘We need accountability’: Queens elected officials, Jewish leaders demand answers on city’s response to antisemitic rampage at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica


Nov. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens elected officials and Jewish community leaders rallied outside the borough offices of the city Department of Education offices in Ozone Park on Monday, Nov. 27, demanding answers on the city’s lack of transparency over a two-hour antisemitic rampage in the hallways of Hillcrest High School in Jamaica on Nov. 20. Students were seen on video rioting after they discovered a teacher changed her social media profile picture to indicate that she “stand with Israel” on her own device, on her own time, according to Council Member James Gennaro. Videos of the violent rampage…
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