Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Where to Get Your Art On

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It’s that time of year when we feel the need to reinvent. Here’s a list of some of the art-related programs and course offerings that will help make you a mini-Matisse or at least appreciate the masters in a whole new way
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New Budget Adds No Capacity

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West Side parents continued to make the case for new school space and additional seats in their stretched-to-capacity district at a Dec. 16 District 3 Community Education Committee meeting. During the meeting, which was focused on capital plan oversight, the Department of Education presented a two-year budget for the district that included no new seats [&hellip
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High School Hustle

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On the Monday after Thanksgiving, parents and 8th graders in public middle schools around the city put the final touches on their high school applications. With admissions rounds in both fall and winter, a separate specialized high school exam and sometimes-confusing forms to fill out, the application process generally causes stress for all. But adding [&hellip
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Founding Principal

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Danielle Salzberg, a veteran teacher, administrator and builder of new schools, will be taking the helm at the newly announced Frank McCourt High School next fall. The application process for new schools occurs in February, after both the specialized high school round and the main round of citywide high school admissions are over. Students who [&hellip
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Nursery Schools 101

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1. Why Nursery School, Anyway? Because if you don’t get into a good nursery school it’s quite likely that your child will never get into Harvard. Ok, here’s really why: because the majority of nursery school directors create comforting, fun worlds where little people learn to socialize while following their creative and intellectual urges. It’s [&hellip
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Helping Hands

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For parents who feel overwhelmed by the city’s private school admissions process, or just need guidance in a particular area, hiring an admissions consultant is an increasing option—even for nursery school. Nursery school is the place where parents begin to sort out the various educational options available to them, says Roxana Reid, director of Smart [&hellip
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CITY ANNOUNCES G&T ADMISSIONS

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The city has released the details of admission to gifted and talented programs for September 2010. Parents of children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade must submit a “request for testing” form by Nov. 6. Kids entering kindergarten or the 1st grade who score at the 90th percentile or above will be guaranteed placement in [&hellip
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Can Your Toddler Speak Chinese?

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Sharon Huang was working in New York City and living in New Jersey when she began looking around for a Mandarin immersion program for her soon-to-be born twins. “I knew there were some out there, but I realized there wasn’t one in New Jersey,” she said. “I thought with Chinese becoming such an important language, [&hellip
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MORE KIDS, LESS SCHOOL SEATS

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The spate of new construction has exacerbated the school overcrowding problem on the West Side has, where children were waitlisted for local public schools. Yet the Department of Education is using flawed metrics to predict the number of new school seats needed in Manhattan over the next decade, according to a report by Borough President [&hellip
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See You Around Campus, Dad

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Most teenagers heading off to college look forward to getting away from their parents. Not for Isabella Tobias. The start of school will actually bring her closer to her father. “I don’t know anyone who has gotten the gift of going to school with a parent,” she said. “College is a scary thing the first [&hellip
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