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Community Rallies Around Co-Location Plan in Queens Village

Local elected officials and community residents are often in agreement in opposing school co-locations. However, Queens Village residents have chosen a different course and decided to support a plan to colocate a new school inside the struggling Martin Van Buren High School.

According to the New York Daily News, a new six-year school (the school will award high school diplomas and a two-year degree through Queensborough Community College) will open inside the Martin Van Buren High School building next fall. Community leaders are hoping the co-location will help rejuvenate the local high school:

Community leaders typically rally against the so-called co-locations, but parents at Martin Van Buren High School say they welcome a new option to sending their kids to a school with a 55% graduation rate and a "C" and a "D" on its last two report cards.

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