Posts Tagged ‘Public School’

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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The Numbers Don’t Lie (Again)

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Helen Rosenthal Three years ago, the Upper West Side public school community raised a ruckus about the shortage of elementary school seats throughout District 3. Well, it’s déjà vu all over again: The Community Education Council’s Middle School Committee ran the numbers and, to no one’s surprise, District 3 needs more middle school seats. [&hellip
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Insideschools.org on Its Way Out?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

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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NO ROOM TO LEARN

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

SPACE IS RUNNING OUT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS-WHAT IS THE CITY’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE? By Dan Rivoli Children swarmed out of P.S. 290 Manhattan New School on the sunny afternoon of Sept. 8, shaded by scaffolding only feet above parents’ heads. “They’re building for a long time,” said Anastasia Khusanou, whose son is in the [&hellip
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