Nursing Home Help For Crowded School

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P.S. 163 officials and parents are planning for an influx of new students, and help may come from Jewish Home Lifecare. The nursing home is in discussions with the public school to provide space in its new development on West 100th Street. Jewish Home Lifecare, based on West 106th Street, generated some controversy last year [&hellip
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Students Say Bake Sale Ban Threatens Proms, School Clubs

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“Read our lips, no more chips!” nearly 200 parents and students chanted March 18 at City Hall, protesting a new regulation that limits the number and nature of bake sales in public schools. The rules, which passed last June and were revised in February, are hurting programming at local schools, protesters said. “My social action [&hellip
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Space Squeeze for New District 3 Primary School

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Despite the urging of District 3’s Community Education Council, the Department of Education said it was not possible to increase the number of grades at P.S. 452, a new school slated to open in the I.S. 44 building on West 77th Street in fall 2010. The department is planning to start three kindergarten classes at [&hellip
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McCourt High School Recruiting Students

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With Frank McCourt High School slated to open in September, administrators are starting the recruiting and application phase to assemble the first class of freshmen. The high school, housed on the Brandeis High School campus at 145 W. 84th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, will be open to students in all five boroughs. Named [&hellip
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About Face for DOE: District 3 Needs New School

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After desperate parents, elected officials and the Department of Education convened a “war room” to deal with District 3 crowding, the city has agreed to create a new school on the Upper West Side. This marks a significant turnaround for the Department of Education, and a victory for parents who have been pleading with education [&hellip
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Where to Get Your Art On

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It’s that time of year when we feel the need to reinvent. Here’s a list of some of the art-related programs and course offerings that will help make you a mini-Matisse or at least appreciate the masters in a whole new way
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Founding Principal

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Danielle Salzberg, a veteran teacher, administrator and builder of new schools, will be taking the helm at the newly announced Frank McCourt High School next fall. The application process for new schools occurs in February, after both the specialized high school round and the main round of citywide high school admissions are over. Students who [&hellip
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Nursery Schools 101

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1. Why Nursery School, Anyway? Because if you don’t get into a good nursery school it’s quite likely that your child will never get into Harvard. Ok, here’s really why: because the majority of nursery school directors create comforting, fun worlds where little people learn to socialize while following their creative and intellectual urges. It’s [&hellip
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Helping Hands

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For parents who feel overwhelmed by the city’s private school admissions process, or just need guidance in a particular area, hiring an admissions consultant is an increasing option—even for nursery school. Nursery school is the place where parents begin to sort out the various educational options available to them, says Roxana Reid, director of Smart [&hellip
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Finally: McCourt HS

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Before literary legend and longtime New York City public school teacher Frank McCourt died this past summer, efforts were underway to create a school in his honor. Now that plan has become a reality. On Oct. 6, the Department of Education announced that the Frank McCourt High School will open in fall 2010 as part [&hellip
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