Posts Tagged ‘Education’

East Village Schools Unveil Rooftop Garden

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

schoolgarden Teachers vie for ‘roof time’ to diversify teaching By Naomi Cohen On a windy afternoon, 13-year-old Hannah Quirk is on her school’s roof, a tray of biodegradable cups of tender green mustard salad in hand. Her peers pace the garden aisles of the two-block deck—one boasting the flavor of the freshly picked Asian kale salad, [&hellip
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Proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea School Rezoning Met With Concern

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

Greenwich Village Chelsea Rezoning  Map 100912 By Alissa Fleck Representatives from the Department of Education (DOE), the Community Education Council District 2 (CEC) and community members convened on Oct. 9 to discuss a proposed school district rezoning for Greenwich Village/Chelsea and Midtown East. The proposed Greenwich Village/Chelsea rezoning map, available on the CEC’s website, impacts current PS zones 3, 11, 41 [&hellip
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Fordham’s Continuing Ed at 60

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

800px-Fordham_University_Admin_Building By Alex Mikoulianitch Fordham University may not offer quirky classes in its continuing education program, but what it does offer has been attracting students for over 60 years. “We’ve been doing continuing education since 1947, offering bachelor degrees to adults coming back to school in the evening,” said Isabella Frank, Fordham’s dean of continuing education [&hellip
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One on One at Fusion Academy

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Education, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

fusionacademy_option2 copy   A new private school has opened on the Upper East Side, and it has the rare ability to assert that there is nothing else quite like it offered in Manhattan. The newest campus location of Fusion Academy, temporarily located at 49 E. 52nd Street, just started classes this week. What makes it different from [&hellip
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Mastering the Maze: City Offers a Wealth of Free Services for Children With Special Needs

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Happy children playing together.   By Cristina Dimen For city parents who suspect their child has a developmental delay, there’s good news: The city offers a wealth of free services for children with special needs, and there are also many experienced professionals in private practice in the city who work with children with special needs. But the bureaucracy around [&hellip
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Ready or Not, a Busy School Year Ahead

Written by NY Press on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown

  By Shino Tanikawa, president of Community Education Council District 2 It’s hard to believe the summer break is almost over. For parents and activists alike, the summer months provide a much-needed rest from the frenetic pace of the school year, even though we cannot completely check out. Some policies and important events sneak their [&hellip
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The State of Education in New York City

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

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o A look at the challenges facing schools in Manhattan As students pack their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education in New York City. While downtown, which includes Community Education Council [&hellip
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