A NEW APPROACH TO SPECIAL NEEDS

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Citation for Special Needs Programming To call the Rebecca School a “special needs” school doesn’t quite tell the story of this innovative facility on East 30th Street. Staff and administrators work daily to reinvent the way special needs children are educated, and the way their families are supported during the process. Relying on the Developmental [&hellip
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CREATING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

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Principals of the Year Beth Lubeck-Ceffalia grew up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she had “fabulous teachers” who inspired her to give back to the community through education. Today, she is not far from her childhood home, serving as principal at P.S. 132, The Conselyea School, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Lubeck-Ceffalia was an assistant principal at the [&hellip
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SETTING THE TONE FOR SUCCESS

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Principals of the Year Harvey Katz, principal of P.S. 117 Keld/Briarwood School in Jamaica, Queens, says the key to success is cooperation. “We are all working together,” he said of the staff and parents at his pre-K-through-6th-grade school. “The idea is communication.” Katz encourages both students and parents to take an active part in the [&hellip
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EMBRACING ALL LEARNERS

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Principals of the Year Few elementary school students read books in both Spanish and English, rehearse with a young people’s chorus and take yoga classes during a school day. But at P.S. 75, all 800 students take advantage of those opportunities daily, thanks to the dedicated leadership of Principal Bob O’Brien. “He is a great [&hellip
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PREPPING FOR FLU SEASON

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It’s time for a flu shot. Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. However, the best time to get inoculated is October-November. The protection provided by the vaccine lasts [&hellip
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MIDDLE SCHOOL BLACKBOARD AWARDS 2008

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Middle school can be a tough time between childhood and the teen years, when identities change, friendships shift and academics sometimes take a backseat to social life. The schools we honor this week, however, do a commendable job at ushering students through this tricky period, helping them navigate the transition to high school and adulthood. [&hellip
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FINE-TUNING A TOP-NOTCH SCHOOL

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Outstanding Public Middle School Robert F. Wagner Middle School, M.S. 167 has always been one of the city’s better-regarded middle schools. Now, in an expanding landscape for middle schools, Wagner has taken the lead as a dynamic, supportive and rigorous place—a large middle school with a homey feel and stellar academics. In recent years, under [&hellip
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EXPLORATION, IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

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Brooklyn’s Outstanding Public Middle School For more than a decade, Lisa Gioe-Cordi worked as a science teacher and science staff developer in Brooklyn’s District 15, an area that includes Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace and other fast-growing, family-friendly neighborhoods. Eventually, those families needed more middle schools, so then-superintendent Carmen Farina asked Gioe-Cordi [&hellip
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ACADEMICS, WITH A DASH OF KOOKINESS

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Outstanding Private Middle School Bertie Wooster would be right at home at St. Bernard’s, a red brick building on East 98th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues. Founded in 1904 by an Englishman, St. Bernard’s is steeped in idiosyncratic English school traditions. Cozy, but not cloying, academically rigorous, yet filled with fun, the school uses [&hellip
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