Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Battery Park City School Overcrowding at ‘Breaking Point’

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

No_School_Today Parents hope petition will force city, DOE to act Parents in Lower Manhattan say that overcrowding at Battery Park City School (P.S. 276) is nearing a breaking point, and they have launched an online petition demanding that Mayor Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Education take decisive action and limit the number of incoming kindergarten [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Cooper Union Protests, Menin Seeks BP Seat

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Denis Bocquet_aa999c0885_b Cooper Union Protests  (The Cost of Free Education) Cooper Union is an institution that has prided itself on “free education to all” since its opening in 1902, and Cooper Union students, along with members of faculty, are taking great measures to maintain this. The school’s recent announcement of a plan to charge graduate tuition, and [&hellip
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Mayoral Candidates Tackle Education in Forum

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town

Five mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum on education Monday, Nov. 19, to kick off Manhattan Media’s 10th annual Blackboard Awards. The hour-long discussion moderated by Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools and Lindsey Christ of NY1 gave the presumptive candidates the opportunity to outline their proposed plans for New York City’s education system, and to [&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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East Side Parents Question New School Zoning Lines

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town, Our Town

800px-Classroom As the Department of Education unveils a new school zoning plan for Midtown East, parents are scratching their heads and wondering how and why the lines have been drawn. The midtown district is undergoing a rezoning to accommodate a new zoned school, PS 281, which is currently being built on East 35th Street. The school [&hellip
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High-Achieving Students Choose CUNY

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Education, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

collegestudents_collegedegrees360 Staff Report High-achieving students are continuing to enroll in record levels at the City University of New York, while more students are also on track to complete their degrees, according to a preliminary Fall 2012 enrollment report. The university continues to see record enrollment of students with high school averages over 85 this fall, with [&hellip
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She Stands Up for Disabled Children

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_Coco Sellman By Chris Dell Coco Sellman never thought the day would come. On vacation in Costa Rica with her husband, Frank, last summer, she couldn’t help but crack a smile when her Blackberry started vibrating. It was an email from her stepdaughter, Amelia, who wanted to know how the trip was going and when they would [&hellip
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Believing a Classroom Learns on Its Stomach

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

Portrait of Bill Telepan & Nancy Easton. A111017 JWM Magazine By David Gibbons The first thing you notice about Nancy Easton is the sparkle in her eyes and then the crinkle in her smile, sure signs of the eternal optimist who won’t take no for an answer and relishes a tough challenge. Easton’s mission, through Wellness in the Schools, a nonprofit she founded in 2005, [&hellip
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Music to their Ears

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

1_JamesKelleher_TLB1 TLB Music teaches little ones much more than just singing along By Sarah Albert of New York Family When Katia Asthalter and Carina Zimmerman became good friends and housemates at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, they had one big thing in common: music. Both young women grew up with musical influences all around them; Asthalter took [&hellip
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