Opening the Doors to the Future for Students

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Jackie Albers Photo By Dale Eisinger Outstanding Principal By Erin Brodwin When a parent arrives in Principal Jackie Albers’ office to ask whether her student should take classes in music or math, her answer is both. Albers, who oversees an elementary charter school in central Harlem, said the most important aspect of her job is making sure students who leave her [&hellip
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All the World’s a Stage at Performing Arts School

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Photo By Bess Adler Outstanding Performing Arts School Manhattan’s Professional Performing Arts School is like “one big family” according to students. Created in 1990 to educate students wanting to earn junior high and high school diplomas as well as train professionally and vocationally in the arts, PPAS provides an environment rich in academic and arts courses. Each morning, students [&hellip
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Math and Sciences Under Microscope at High School

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Photo By Aaron Adler By Lauren Rothman Science & Technology Crystal Bonds, principal of the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York, calls her school “Manhattan’s treasure.” “We have phenomenal students who have exceeded way beyond our expectations, and their own,” she said. The High School for Math, Science and Engineering (HSMSE) [&hellip
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Emphasis on Whole Child at Battery Park School

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Photo By Dale Eisinger  Rising Star By Kathleen Culliton The fourth graders learn to play trumpets. The kindergarteners grow vegetables in Battery Park. The middle-schoolers play chess at lunch. This is PS/IS 276, Battery Park City School, an elementary school that goes beyond test prep. Battery Park City School has already earned an excellent academic reputation among New York [&hellip
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The World Awaits at Léman School

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Photo By Dale Eisinger New & Noteworthy School It’s all a part of the “international mindedness” students are expected to learn at Léman. “International mindedness means you are aware of the problems and ready to be involved in the solutions,” said Drew Alexander, head of the school. “It means you truly believe in community service as it relates to [&hellip
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A Blueprint for the Global School of the Future

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Photo By Bess Adler New & Noteworthy School By David Gibbons To say that Avenues is a grand scheme with the potential for revolutionizing education as we know it would be akin to calling the Empire State a tall building. Students at this brand-new, for-profit private school will experience language immersion in Mandarin and Spanish from age 3. During [&hellip
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Small Step from High School to College

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Photo By Emily Johnson Outstanding High School By Susan Armitage A rigorous, honors-level academic program and opportunities to take college courses at its partner, Baruch College, set this school apart. But Baruch College Campus High School (BCCH), located in Manhattan’s District 2, is about more than just book learning. Through community service and a four-year advisory program, the school strives [&hellip
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The Uncommon Way: Improving the Norm for Inner-City Students

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Photo Courtesy of UCHS Outstanding High school By David Gibbons Uncommon is one organization that would probably be happy, someday soon, to convert its name to a misnomer. Uncommon Charter High School, which opened in 2009 and will graduate its first senior class next June, is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in a new building where students and staff [&hellip
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