Blackboard Awards: 10 Years of Honoring Education Excellence

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bba_Avenues_BessAdler This being the 10th anniversary year of the Blackboard Awards, it seems only fitting to recall the involvement of the awards’ patron saint, the legendary teacher and author Frank McCourt. You may remember that McCourt was the career high school English teacher who, in retirement, wrote the mega-bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, Angela’s Ashes. [&hellip
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East Side Parents Question New School Zoning Lines

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town, Our Town

800px-Classroom As the Department of Education unveils a new school zoning plan for Midtown East, parents are scratching their heads and wondering how and why the lines have been drawn. The midtown district is undergoing a rezoning to accommodate a new zoned school, PS 281, which is currently being built on East 35th Street. The school [&hellip
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High-Achieving Students Choose CUNY

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collegestudents_collegedegrees360 Staff Report High-achieving students are continuing to enroll in record levels at the City University of New York, while more students are also on track to complete their degrees, according to a preliminary Fall 2012 enrollment report. The university continues to see record enrollment of students with high school averages over 85 this fall, with [&hellip
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Fordham’s Continuing Ed at 60

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800px-Fordham_University_Admin_Building By Alex Mikoulianitch Fordham University may not offer quirky classes in its continuing education program, but what it does offer has been attracting students for over 60 years. “We’ve been doing continuing education since 1947, offering bachelor degrees to adults coming back to school in the evening,” said Isabella Frank, Fordham’s dean of continuing education [&hellip
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One on One at Fusion Academy

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

fusionacademy_option2 copy   A new private school has opened on the Upper East Side, and it has the rare ability to assert that there is nothing else quite like it offered in Manhattan. The newest campus location of Fusion Academy, temporarily located at 49 E. 52nd Street, just started classes this week. What makes it different from [&hellip
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The State of Education in New York City

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o A look at the challenges facing schools in Manhattan As students pack their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education in New York City. While downtown, which includes Community Education Council [&hellip
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World Views From Every Classroom

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DrewAlexander.tiff Interview with Drew Alexander, Head of Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Drew Alexander is the Léman Manhattan head of school. He returned to the United States after serving as head of school at the Anglo-American School of Moscow and Cairo American College. Drew has also been an educational leader and teacher at Singapore American School and [&hellip
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Noah Gotbaum Mulls Public Advocate Run

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noah Noah Gotbaum has made a name for himself on the Upper West Side as a fierce advocate for public education, and now he’s considering taking that reputation for a city-wide test run in a campaign for public advocate. As a father of three children in local public schools and a member of District 3’s Community [&hellip
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City Council Discusses School Breakfast Proposal in Face of DOH Backlash

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The City Council’s Committee on Education held a hearing today to discuss two proposed resolutions related to the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. BIC provides breakfast to children in city schools through one of two models: the hallway grab-and-go option or physical, in-classroom implementation. (by Alissa Fleck) One proposed resolution calls on the City’s [&hellip
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NYU Undergrad Tuition Fees Rise Again

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New York – On June 4th 2012, New York University’s undergrads received some bad news. In a long email from NYU president John Sexton, attentive readers noticed that the school is planning to increase its tuition by 3.8% for the 2012-13 academic year. At first glance, the email seems to be a 2000-ish words lyrical [&hellip
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