Posts Tagged ‘public schools’

Public Financing for Private Schools

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Grace Church School Under-the-radar agency helps exclusive schools raise hundreds of millions of dollars– all while public schools scramble A little-known program within the city’s Economic Development Corp. has become the chief vehicle by which private schools in Manhattan refinance their capital projects, funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to some of the priciest schools in the city. [&hellip
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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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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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Caitlin Tremblay Explores The Other Side of The Student Debt Crisis

Written by admin on . Posted in 8 Million Stories

By Caitlin Tremblay A lot has been said about the severity of the student loan debt crisis in the United States. Much of the discussion, however, has centered on the perils of overpriced private schools; schools like New York University, which jack up tuition rates when endowments don’t raise “enough” money and get cozy with [&hellip
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Parents in Public Schools

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column

It is the middle of July, and few New Yorkers are thinking about school these days—except, perhaps, up in Albany. That’s where the recently un-deadlocked Senate is slated to take up the Assembly’s school governance bill, which passed June 17, leaving mayoral control of schools fairly intact. Senate Dems have a few amendments they’re rumored [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

As the State Legislature negotiates renewing the bill that gives mayors power over New York’s school system, a recent report by the office of City Comptroller Bill Thompson charges that the Department of Education blocks input from public school parents. The report, “Powerless Parents,” focuses on Community Education Councils (CECs), as well as parent-teacher-student associations. [&hellip
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