Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Something to Chew On

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A recent study has confirmed that a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet combined with regular exercise can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have linked diet and exercise, independently, to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, but the recent investigation, at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center, [&hellip
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A Win for Parents

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New York City’s 1.1 million public school children are the real winners in the State Legislature’s decision to return control of city schools to the mayor. By voting to renew mayoral control, the Legislature acknowledged that having a single point of decision-making works. In so doing, they took a giant step toward ensuring that the [&hellip
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HIGH SCHOOL HERO

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Jessica Salama, an Upper West Side resident and Bronx High School of Science senior, was one of two student to receive an honorable mention in the 2009 Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) High School Heroes Essay Contest. As part of the High School Heroes program, high school students volunteer to teach students in grades [&hellip
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WAITLIST UPDATE

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Every zoned student on the kindergarten waitlist for P.S. 166 has been given a space at the West 89th Street school. “There are no lists because the department worked with the Community Education Council to rezone the area,” said Department of Education spokesperson Andrew Jacob. In May, 31 area students were on hold for spots [&hellip
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Insideschools.org on Its Way Out?

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When New York City parents want to navigate the labyrinthine school system, they have three main options: try their luck with the Department of Education, hire a pricey school consultant or buy a book with the inside scoop. But for the past seven years, there has also been Insideschools.org, which has grown from a small [&hellip
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Who Gets In?

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District 3, which encompasses the Upper West Side and most of Harlem, currently has no high school that gives special consideration to area students—and the local parent council doesn’t like it. On June 17, the district’s Community Education Council and Presidents’ Council approved a request asking the Department of Education to give local students priority [&hellip
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Thoughts on New Brandeis High School

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To the Editor: An ad-hoc group of parents, educators and community leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences are working on a proposal for a District 3 priority and college preparatory high school at the Brandeis High School complex (“New Writing High School?” June 18). Hopefully to one day be named the Frank McCourt High School of [&hellip
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New Writing High School?

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With Brandeis High School being replaced by three new institutions in 2009, the Department of Education is currently considering proposals and gathering community input for a fourth school to open in September 2010. Last week, officials held a community meeting on the campus, at 145 W. 84th St
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A Tribute to Teachers

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Everybody remembers a favorite teacher. Whether it was someone who pushed you harder, became your friend or simply cast life in a different light, educators stay with us long after the last day of school. But for individuals who can have such an impact on our lives, teachers rarely get the recognition they deserve. That’s [&hellip
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Charter’s Dynamic Duo

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Team teaching requires give-and-take. Sahba Rohani and Rebecca Williams—who completed each other’s sentences as they answered questions on speakerphone from their kindergarten classroom—clearly have this knack. Theirs is an arranged marriage that works, built on a shared passion for families and community at the aptly named Community Roots Charter School. “When we first met,” Rohani [&hellip
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