A Hands-On Education

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Independent P.S. 40 students learn by doing By Gavin Aronsen “It’s a magical place,” said P.S. 40 Principal Susan Felder, settling on the proper words to define her school. “There’s something really special about our kids.” Felder has been at the elementary school for the past seven years, during which time she has helped mold [&hellip
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Getting into NYC Preschools Isn’t as Tough as It Seems

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What you need to know By Molly O’Meara Sheehan With 1.4 million school-aged children, New York City has the nation’s biggest public school system, the densest concentration of private schools and admissions competition for the under-5 set so intense that it has inspired satirical novels and critically-acclaimed documentaries—while bewildering and frustrating countless parents. Each year, [&hellip
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We Need More Classrooms at Riverside Center

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It’s time for the city and Extell to take responsibility By Noah E. Gotbaum As is well known, the entirety of Community School District 3—stretching from Lincoln Center to Central Harlem—faces a serious schools overcrowding crisis. In 2010, District 3 had two of the top 10 most overcrowded school zones in the city, with eight [&hellip
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School Rezoning Plan Leaves Room for Charter

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By Dan Rivoli P.S. 145, is according to the Department of Education and Principal Ivelisse Alvarez, a good school. The city gave P.S. 145, located on 150 W. 105th St. between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, a B in this year’s progress report card. Though the school received poor marks for school environment and student performance, [&hellip
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Parental Guidance

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A guide to helping your child make the most of the school year By Ashley Troost, Elisabeth Frankel Reed and Tanisia Morris Summer vacation is coming to a close and the kids have a closetful of freshly purchased fall clothes, but is your family really ready to head back to school? We talked to several [&hellip
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