TACKLING A CAMP FAIR

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For the past several years, Manhattan Media and the American Camp Association-NY have successfully worked together to bring Manhattan families camp fairs. The purpose of these fairs is to bring together families and camps so that people can explore the various choices concerning accredited summer programs for their children. The response from both camps and [&hellip
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CAMPS UP CLOSE

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It’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Come meet more than 40 different camp directors at the New York Family Camp Fair Series, produced in conjunction with the American Camp Association-NY (ACA-NY). Local day camps and sleepaway camps from all over will be represented. Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s [&hellip
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HIGH SCHOOL BLACKBOARD AWARDS 2008

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High schools are responsible for putting the finishing touches on students before they head off to college, the workforce or other life-broadening endeavors. Good schools know how to push teens to their limits, while keeping their feet planted firmly on the ground and giving them the support they need to develop into young adults. The [&hellip
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Ph.Ds AND COLLEGE PREP

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Outstanding Public High School The nomenclature of Hunter College High School is no mistake. In many respects, the school more closely resembles college than a high school. Hunter employs Ph.D. faculty, offers electives in astrophysics and has an open campus, allowing students in grades 7-12 to leave the building during their free periods. “Teaching them [&hellip
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EMBRACING INNOVATION AND DEBATE

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Outstanding Private High School Tucked behind trees not far from bustling Borough Hall Park are the stately Gothic revival windows of The Packer Collegiate Institute. In front of the school, three bikes of varying sizes are chained to the shiny black iron fence. A single stroller is parked. A large maroon and white “Packer” flag [&hellip
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FOSTERING THE IDEA OF PLURALISM

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Outstanding Religious High School Abraham Joshua Heschel High School strives to cut through divisions like a ship at sea, the building’s salmon-colored façade and stainless steel trim winking in the sun. “The thing we’re most proud of,” said Carol Weintraub, director of institutional advancement, “is that we foster the idea of pluralism. We take students [&hellip
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THE PERSISTENT PURSUIT OF PROGRESS

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The Edge Award for Rising Star Public School in Williamsburg Over the past decade, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has become an epicenter of art, culture and urban renewal. And much like the neighborhood, many local schools have undergone a transformation as well. When Kathleen Elvin arrived as principal at Williamsburg Prep in 2004, she remembers receiving complaints [&hellip
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CITY CULTURE BECOMES THE CLASSROOM

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Rising Star Public High School For most students, New York City museums are field-trip destinations. For students at the New York City Museum School, they are classroom settings. Once a week, high school students from the school leave their West 17th Street home to bring their lessons to life inside the city’s cultural institutions. “We’re [&hellip
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BALANCING TRADITION AND ACHIEVEMENT

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Rising Star Religious High School In 2002, businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev established the Jewish Institute of Queens in Rego Park to serve the borough’s Bukharian Jewish community. This group from Central Asia longed for a special place where recent immigrants could move forward while retaining a sense of their roots. Leviev had helped various [&hellip
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