Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Public Financing for Private Schools

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Grace Church School Under-the-radar agency helps exclusive schools raise hundreds of millions of dollars– all while public schools scramble A little-known program within the city’s Economic Development Corp. has become the chief vehicle by which private schools in Manhattan refinance their capital projects, funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to some of the priciest schools in the city. [&hellip
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Can a Mayor Influence Economic Justice?

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Tom Allon The biggest factor in getting our economy on track is providing an even playing field for education A wise upper middle class friend recently told me that her children will not inherit anything from their parents. “Their private school and college tuitions are their inheritance.” Another friend, raised in England, has always expressed bafflement about [&hellip
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Community Education Council Discusses Hot Button Issues in District 3

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School located at 215 West 114th Street. The CEC brought together families, educators and Dept. of Ed. Chancellor Walcott to address pressing issues facing the school district A joint town hall meeting got heated last week as parents, educators and the District 3 Community Education Council (CEC 3) demanded answers from Chancellor Dennis Walcott and his team regarding a variety of issues [&hellip
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Save After-School Programs

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Childcare Cuts 2 Leaders and students from Upper East Side after-school programs rally to keep them off the budget chopping block “Invest in us; we’ll rise to the top. Give us a little, we’ll grow a lot!” This was the rally cry of the 700 children and after-school advocates that attended the March 28th rally outside City Hall [&hellip
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Dept. of Ed Plays Russian Roulette with School Buildings

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Parents are outraged that the DOE can’t tell them which of two possible Upper West Side schools will be demolished and rebuilt The Upper West Side community has come down hard on the Department of Education for not communicating to the public about possibly demolishing and rebuilding P.S. 191 on West 61st Street, and P.S. [&hellip
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UWS Denounces New Charter Proposal

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws-news-controversial Success Academy gets negative feedback at community meeting By Vanesa Vennard Success Academy Charter Schools are looking to add another elementary school on the Upper West Side in District 3 for the 2014-2015 school year. A representative from Success spoke at a recent Community Board 7 meeting to get preliminary feedback on the idea. Members [&hellip
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Stop the Demolition of Our Community Schools

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Noah Gotbaum Upper West Side parents are pushing back against DOE plans to raze school buildings By Noah E. Gotbaum Concerns that the Department of Education has offered P.S. 199 (West 70th St) and P.S. 191 (West 61st St) as development sites to be demolished and then rebuilt inside of luxury apartment towers have spread like wildfire [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Is Playtime Over?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Some NYC schools are cutting down on recess just as studies show how integral it is to students’ development It turns out that taking a break from fractions to play football in the schoolyard has more than just physical health benefits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement emphasizing the importance of recess, [&hellip
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Léman School Chef Masters the Art of Pleasing Kids’ Palates

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Jenny Gensterblum transforms cafeteria food into healthy and delectable meals By Alex Mikoulianitch Jenny Gensterblum isn’t your ordinary lunch lady working at Léman Preparatory School and flipping hash browns. She’s got an impressive arsenal of cooking skills up her sleeve, all backed by a degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York, which she [&hellip
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