Character Counts at Harlem Village Academies

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Photo By Dale Eisinger Outstanding Middle School By John Friia “At HVA, we believe that teachers, not programs, are the key drivers of student achievement, and by tapping into the knowledge, talent and passion of teachers, we can achieve groundbreaking results,” Chief of Staff Matt Scott said. Scott explained that the goal at HVA is to guide students to [&hellip
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Horace Mann: A Century of Quality Teaching in the Heart of the City

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Horace Mann Outstanding Middle School As the head of the venerable Horace Mann School in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Westchester county native and veteran educator Thomas Kelly admits that it’s all about the teaching. “Each and every moment that we are together is a teachable moment, one in which both students and teachers challenge each [&hellip
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PS 199 Creates Lifelong Learners

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Photo By Emily Johnson Outstanding Grade School By John Friia The motto of PS 199—Jessie Isador Straus Elementary School, located at 270 W. 70th St.—is “Work hard. Be kind,” and Principal Katy Rosen explains the school strives to fulfill those words. Named after the former ambassador to France and president of R.H. Macy & Co., Jessie Isador Straus Elementary [&hellip
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West Side YMCA, Where Teachers and Parents Work Hand-in-Hand

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bba_Westside YMCA Co-op Nursery School_Emily Johnson Outstanding Nursery School Almost 50 years ago, a group of parents in the Lincoln Center area of Manhattan decided they wanted greater involvement in their children’s first school experience and founded the West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School. The school started as a single classroom with 30 children, one teacher and a daily parent assistant. [&hellip
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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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