Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Blackboard Awards: Susie Kavanaugh She Empties the Classroom Before Filling Their Minds

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By Joanna Fantozzi When Susie Kavanaugh began teaching fifth grade at Corlears Elementary School on West 15th Street, she requested an empty classroom. When students walked in, they found a classroom devoid of all furniture and materials, save for a couch. The students had to figure out how to raise money and build the furniture [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Lindsay Werner, Life Lessons from the South Side to the Upper East Side

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By Stephen Santulli Lindsay Werner’s third-grade students read classics and Shakespeare. They can predict how much money their lemonade stand will take in on a particular day based on the temperature outside. These are some of the advantages of teaching in the rarefied setting of Philosophy Day School, a small private school of about 150 [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Tonia Percy, Second Graders Are Happy to See a Familiar Face

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By Ellen Keohane In high school, Tonia Percy aspired to be on stage. “I went to the Yale School of Drama for a summer program,” she said. Professors there encouraged her talent but questioned if she’d be able to deal with the constant rejection most actors face. “They said, ‘Really think about other professions in [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Lisa Harrelson, She Cheers Students and They Return the Favor

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By Teresa Tomassoni For six years, Houston native Lisa Harrelson worked 90-hour weeks as an accountant and an extra two hours as a Sunday school teacher. When she realized those two hours were the best part of her week, she decided to make a career switch. Since earning her master’s degree in education from the [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Cara Beseda, She’ll Give a Student the Socks Off Her Feet

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By Laura Shin At the start of each school day, students in Cara Beseda’s kindergarten class at P.S. 87 sit in a circle and share something that is going on in their lives, whether it is an upcoming dentist appointment, a dance recital or something at home. As students share their thoughts, the other students [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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800px-Fingerprint_scanner_identification Manhattan Borough Board Unanimously Passes DREAM Act On Thursday, May 17, members of the Manhattan Borough Board unanimously approved New York State DREAM legislation, a number of bills promoting higher education and civic engagement opportunities for students in New York City neighborhoods, regardless of their immigration status. New York City’s immigrant population, the largest of [&hellip
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Using Life Experience to Get Health Care Jobs

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NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies Project. By Laura Shin Carmelita Blake is a clinical associate professor of health care management and the coordinator of health administration and health care management at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She spoke with Manhattan Media about education. What is health administration and health care management? What types of jobs do these programs lead [&hellip
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Riverside School Given Go Ahead

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helenrosenthal The Upper West Side can look forward to a brand-new elementary school in the neighborhood. While there are still many unanswered questions about how it will operate, the Community Board has given its final official approval for the school that will be built in Extell’s Riverside Center development. The new school, which will be called [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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