Posts Tagged ‘school’

M.T.S. Opponents Turn Attention To Health Concerns

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town

Pledge 2 Protect rallies school kids while doctors send protest letter to health commissioner Opponents of the 91st St. waste transfer station have opened a new front in their effort to kill the Upper East Side project. Pledge 2 Protect, the main group fighting the garbage station, focused attention last week on the health effects [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Play Date With The Rich And Famous

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

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl There are celebrities among us. With the start of the new school year, I’ve noticed a few escorting their young, uniformed kids to our tony Upper East Side institutions. As I now have a college sophomore, and high school upper classman, back to school has become a less hands-on venture. I [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Is Playtime Over?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Some NYC schools are cutting down on recess just as studies show how integral it is to students’ development It turns out that taking a break from fractions to play football in the schoolyard has more than just physical health benefits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement emphasizing the importance of recess, [&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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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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Léman Manhattan Prep. Welcomes Newbery Winner

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Family, Our Town Downtown

Leman-Manhattan_2-300x225 Author Jack Gantos to Appear at Léman Manhattan Prep. School Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, located at 1 Morris St. in the Financial District and headed by school master Drew Alexander, will be opening its doors to Newbery medal winning author Jack Gantos on May 9. Leman Manhattan Prep., which is a K-12 school, has both a Middle [&hellip
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Notes on Getting Teen Students Better Organized

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Continuing Education, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Dr. Emily Levy As students progress through school, their organizational demands increase rapidly. They are required to complete lengthier assignments, take detailed notes, study for exams and transport more materials. For many students, these organizational demands can be daunting, and they often become lost and utterly disorganized in this process. Most students lack a [&hellip
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School Plans For Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

By Roland Li Upper West Side parents and members of Community Board 7 demanded construction of a school at the Riverside Center development that would be large enough to alleviate crowding problems in District 3. “Overcrowding in the southern district has reached crisis proportions,” said Noah Gotbaum, president of District 3’s Community Education Council, which [&hellip
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Students’ Vision Will Shape New MLK Campus Plaza

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Walking by the Martin Luther King High School campus, it’s hard to tell that there are actually six different theme-based high schools housed in the same complex, at 122 Amsterdam Ave. and West 66th Street. In its current dilapidated condition, not many people use the plaza outside the building, but faculty and students of Manhattan [&hellip
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