Posts Tagged ‘Special Sections’

Realtor Offers Clients a Personal Touch

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Broker wants her firm to stay small By Isha Dandavate Rachel Erlich believes in providing more than the usual apartment-hunting experience. She believes in personal interactions, a comforting experience for her clients and finding a solution that leaves everyone happy. Erlich, 47, began Rachel Realty in 2004 after having worked for two other real estate [&hellip
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Goldman Exec Puts His Talents to Good Use at Lifecare

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Volunteer improves care at Jewish Home with a better computer system By Sara Dover Working with Jewish Home Lifecare was meant to be, so it seems, said West Sider David Orelowitz. The VP of Goldman Sachs started volunteering at the not-for-profit elder care system by flipping burgers for a company-sponsored barbecue for Lifecare a few [&hellip
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Helping Diabetics Control Their Lives and Sugar Levels

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Poverty is often an obstacle to maintaining a good diet By Gavin Aronsen For more than three decades—all of her adult life—Angela Schramm has worked in various roles at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Schramm, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, has spent the past 20 of those years working near her [&hellip
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Ex-Pro Gives Back to Young Players

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Baseball expert’s students include autistic children By Felipe Cabrera Derek Aucoin grew up watching the Expos as a child. He idolized players like Steve Rogers and Andre Dawson. In July, he drove to Cooperstown to see Andre Dawson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. “When I was 10, I got to meet Andre Dawson,” [&hellip
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Setting Charter Schools’ Course Uptown

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Moskowitz focused on running Harlem charter schools By Gavin Aronsen Harlem native Eva Moskowitz has spent most of her life with the New York education system, including a stint on the City Council advocating for its reform. She’s currently in charge of the Harlem Success Academies, a group of charter schools that have received praise [&hellip
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Insulin No Longer Plan B for Type 2 Diabetics

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New drugs for ‘adult’ diabetics is also changing care By Mariah Summers Treatment methods for Type 2 diabetes are rapidly changing with the development of new drugs and the erosion of the stigma around insulin use. The disease, also referred to as adult onset diabetes, is usually diagnosed in adulthood and carries a number of misconceptions, [&hellip
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Preschool Primer

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In our first of four special education sections—our annual Blackboard Awards—we take a look at preschool admissions and talk to some of the experts about how to get admitted. (Relax, it’s not as hard as Harvard.) Whether or not you go the preschool route, it’s never too early to begin to teach a love of [&hellip
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What Parents Can Learn From Teachers

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Five Educators Share Their Insights Into How Kids Learn And How Parents Can Help By Laura Zingmond and Helen Zelon Two years ago The Blackboard Awards, invited a panel of New York City teachers to a roundtable conversation starting with the basics: How parents can support their children as they learn. Together, these educators have [&hellip
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Learning to Love Learning

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Experts say to begin reading with children soon after birth By Kristen Duca Lifelong learning—it’s a phrase garnering popularity as parents, perhaps now more than ever, are working to instill an early appreciation for education in their children. After all, children with a thirst for knowledge often enjoy great academic and personal success. But with [&hellip
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