Getting In: The ABCs of School Admission in NYC

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The Mandell School   By Sarah Greene Learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black Tuesday. The Tuesday after Labor Day is when a number of private nursery schools give out their applications. Miss it and you won’t be able to get an application to those schools for the [&hellip
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The Case for Character: New Book Reports on Ways Traits Like Grit and Curiosity Help in School

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Via New York Family Magazine by Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen A journalist with long-time gigs as an editor at Harper’s and the New York Times magazine, NYC dad Paul Tough has spent much of his career thinking, reporting, and writing about education. In his first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, Tough chronicles the challenges and [&hellip
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Getting In: The ABCs of Nursery School Admission

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Epiphany Community Nursery School You’ve heard all of the rumors; now learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. Yes, there’s competition based primarily on supply and demand, but the vast majority of interested families find spots at schools that they like–as long as they do their homework. Here’s yours. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black [&hellip
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World Breastfeeding Week: A List of the Best Lactation Locations

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Via New York Family Magazine. In case you aren’t fully abreast, the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. This annual celebration of all-things motherhood encourages people across 170 nations to host local events that aim to get people buzzing about nursing—from discussing the benefits to shopping for post-birth supplies to answering new mama queries. In honor of World [&hellip
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10 Great Family Events for August

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Summer Streets -- photo by Teh Moneda. Via New York Family Magazine August 4, 11, & 18 SPORTS IN THE STREETS [All Ages] On three Saturdays this month, Park Avenue will be closed to cars for nearly seven miles as Summer Streets returns for its fifth year. New Yorkers can enjoy the rare chance to glide along a 160-foot-long zip line, munch on healthy treats at the [&hellip
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Targets $5 Million Education Pledge

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Photo Credit: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Target/AP Images Target Kicks Off The “Give With Target” Education Campaign In South Street Seaport with Disney Star Bridget Mendler By Sarah Albert, for New York Family Magazine Target took over the South Street Seaport last week to launch the $5 million “Give With Target” education initiative. Despite the rain, families turned out to enjoy the carnival [&hellip
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Best Beach Reads: New York Family’s Top Ten Must-Reads for Summer

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Via New York Family Magazine The perfect accessory this season is not a new pair of Ray Ban aviators. This summer, it isn’t about the fashions you’re sporting, but rather the book you’re holding. And with the beach-ridden days slowly fading, your sun-kissed nose should be buried in this season’s greatest reads. From thrilling adventures to cold-blooded murder mysteries, from [&hellip
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