Posts Tagged ‘Blackboard Awards’

West Side YMCA, Where Teachers and Parents Work Hand-in-Hand

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Blackboard Awards, Uncategorized

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

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blackboard Awards, Education

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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Immigrant Principal Sees Herself in Students

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, Special Sections

Raised in a Chinatown tenement, she’s now a neighborhood principal By Gavin Aronsen Twenty-one years ago, when Lily Woo first arrived at P.S. 130 Hernando de Soto, she was seen as an outsider and greeted with suspicion. The previous principal had retired, and the district superintendent had just finished the search for a replacement who [&hellip
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Learning Two Languages Equally

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English speakers welcome in this bilingual program By Isha Dandavate Most schools help recently immigrated students transition into an English-based education system. P.S. 75 promotes a bilingual learning environment instead. The dual language program integrates both native English-speakers and native Spanish-speakers into one classroom so both groups of students can learn from each other
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Harlem Says ‘Oui’ to French Charter

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Many students are West African immigrants By Max Sarinsky On one side of a 2nd-grade classroom hangs a collection of students’ writing assignments in English; on the other side, a world map in French. Some bathrooms are marked “Bathroom” while others are marked “Toilettes.” A copy of the minutes in the main lobby from the [&hellip
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A School Where Homework Is Optional

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School of Inquiry emphasizes the arts to gifted students By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke The Brooklyn School of Inquiry held an open house in 2009 at the Brooklyn Historical Society because its own building was not ready yet. “We moved into our building two days before school started,” said Principal Donna Taylor. “I brought a picture of [&hellip
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Winning Converts After a Year

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New school kept almost all students who were given a chance to transfer By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke P.S. 452 opened last fall in order to alleviate overcrowding at P.S. 87 and P.S. 199. Both Upper West Side schools had waiting lists. Located in the M.S. 44 building on West 77th Street, the school currently has three [&hellip
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New Green Building to Match the Curriculum

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P.S./I.S. 276 a convenient truth for Downtown By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Even before P.S./I.S. 276 Battery Park City School moved into a new green building this past fall, residents were excited about the school. “Before we moved into the building, people in the neighborhood would send me pictures of the progress,” said Terri Ruyter, the school’s [&hellip
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