Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Middle School Push as West Siders Go Back to School

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o copy As students back 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 on the Upper West Side. While the neighborhood, part of Community Education Council District 3, enjoys some top-notch public schools, [&hellip
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A Teacher Who Lives in My Brain

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chrismoor Remembering Judith Crist The assignment, maybe the first one, was to describe a place. I chose the Gethsemane Chapel at Riverside Church, a tiny and dramatic space where my parents were married. Wait. I hear a voice that’s interrupting me right now. The voice says, “What exactly do you mean by a ‘dramatic’ space? Couldn’t [&hellip
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World Views From Every Classroom

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

DrewAlexander.tiff Interview with Drew Alexander, Head of Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Drew Alexander is the Léman Manhattan head of school. He returned to the United States after serving as head of school at the Anglo-American School of Moscow and Cairo American College. Drew has also been an educational leader and teacher at Singapore American School and [&hellip
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Stock Up on Sensible, Stylish and Sharp Back-to-School Supplies

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

SkipHop By Mia Weber City kids may start to feel a bit pouty as the sun sets on a beautiful summer, so we’ve compiled the perfect guide for everything they’ll need to start the new school year off in style with a smile! 1. The Perfect Pouch To help your young scholar bring a stylish edge [&hellip
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How to Get a New Career in Emergency Management

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Continuing Education, Lifestyle, Special Sections

Metropolitan-College-of-New-York-7DADE585 By Laura Shin One year after Hurricane Irene paved a destructive trail through the Caribbean and up the Eastern Seaboard, the storm is no longer a top headline or major concern for millions of Americans. For individuals in the field of emergency management, however, there is still work to be done and countless lessons to [&hellip
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Getting In: The ABCs of School Admission in NYC

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Family

The Mandell School   By Sarah Greene Learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black Tuesday. The Tuesday after Labor Day is when a number of private nursery schools give out their applications. Miss it and you won’t be able to get an application to those schools for the [&hellip
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Sifting Through School Options— Public, Private, Charter and Parochial

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

To ensure that a child growing up in the city gets a good education, parents really do have to turn themselves into educated consumers to learn their options and how to best assess them. We have four thriving educational sectors—public, private, charter and parochial—and they all have their pros and cons, rules and regulations. New [&hellip
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New Charter Opens to Applause

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

A neighborhood that went to battle to fiercely oppose the opening of one charter school in the recent past is now set to welcome another with open arms. The Hebrew Charter School Center is preparing to open its newest school in Community Education District 3, which covers the Upper West Side as well as parts [&hellip
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Honoring 16 Outstanding Teachers: 2012 Blackboard Awards

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Almost all of us can remember a teacher who took the extra time to inspire us in some way. Many can recall several, which is why every year, Manhattan Media honors outstanding teachers throughout the city with our Blackboard Awards. Sixteen teachers from New York City private, charter and traditional public schools are being honored [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Barbara Ciner, Life Lessons Before Kindergarten

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

By Juan DeJesus Starting your kids on the right path at an early age is always a top concern for parents. So when parents decide to send their children to the Adults and Children in Trust program at St. John Divine, they can rest assured that Barbara Ciner will empower their children with the skills [&hellip
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