Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Not a Solution For P.S. 163

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To the Editor: “Nursing Home Help For Crowded School” (April 1) raises disturbing questions about a misguided approach to solving overcrowding at P.S. 163, on West 97th Street. The article states that P.S. 163 and Jewish Home Lifecare are discussing the construction of a sheltered walkway between P.S. 163 and a new Bloomingdale Library branch, [&hellip
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Stringer Gives Thumbs Down to P.S. 452 Enrollment Plan

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The Department of Education may be opening a new primary school to alleviate District 3 crowding, but Borough President Scott Stringer is not happy with the enrollment timeline. Families who have been waitlisted at their zoned schools will receive offers for alternative schools if they cannot be moved off of the waitlist. But the second-round [&hellip
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Charter Crusader: Eva Moskowitz

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

If Eva Moskowitz were an action figure, her signature accessory might be a coffee cup. She’s often seen clutching one, with a cell phone or BlackBerry in the other hand. But it must take an inordinate amount of caffeine—along with determination, vision and smarts—to power this former East Side Council member through her day managing [&hellip
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Nursing Home Help For Crowded School

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, News West Side Spirit

P.S. 163 officials and parents are planning for an influx of new students, and help may come from Jewish Home Lifecare. The nursing home is in discussions with the public school to provide space in its new development on West 100th Street. Jewish Home Lifecare, based on West 106th Street, generated some controversy last year [&hellip
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Students Say Bake Sale Ban Threatens Proms, School Clubs

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“Read our lips, no more chips!” nearly 200 parents and students chanted March 18 at City Hall, protesting a new regulation that limits the number and nature of bake sales in public schools. The rules, which passed last June and were revised in February, are hurting programming at local schools, protesters said. “My social action [&hellip
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Space Squeeze for New District 3 Primary School

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Despite the urging of District 3’s Community Education Council, the Department of Education said it was not possible to increase the number of grades at P.S. 452, a new school slated to open in the I.S. 44 building on West 77th Street in fall 2010. The department is planning to start three kindergarten classes at [&hellip
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Don’t Cut; CUNY Is a Success Story

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An economic recession ought to be a time of prioritizing. Just as families prepare for an uncertain future by skipping vacations and safeguarding retirement and savings accounts, so too must governments give priority to areas that build towards the future. That includes New York’s governments, state and city. So it’s puzzling to consider the 2010-11 [&hellip
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McCourt High School Recruiting Students

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With Frank McCourt High School slated to open in September, administrators are starting the recruiting and application phase to assemble the first class of freshmen. The high school, housed on the Brandeis High School campus at 145 W. 84th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, will be open to students in all five boroughs. Named [&hellip
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About Face for DOE: District 3 Needs New School

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After desperate parents, elected officials and the Department of Education convened a “war room” to deal with District 3 crowding, the city has agreed to create a new school on the Upper West Side. This marks a significant turnaround for the Department of Education, and a victory for parents who have been pleading with education [&hellip
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Numbers Don’t Lie

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• Kindergarteners denied gym time. • Kids getting speech therapy in a former closet. • Gym locker and shower rooms now used for administration. • Some kids getting lunch at 10:30 a.m., some at 1 p.m., because 1,000 students must share common space built for 700. • Indoor recess held in the auditorium, at the [&hellip
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