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Blackboard Awards: Tonia Percy, Second Graders Are Happy to See a Familiar Face

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

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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Bullying at Any Price

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

East Side public and private schools cope with age-old problem In the past year, bullying has become not only a pervasive danger for students to dodge in the hallways but a hot topic of debate in the media, among parents and around dinner tables nationwide. Tragic stories of bullied kids committing suicide show up alongside [&hellip
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Applying Early to College Pays Off

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

By David Stoll The story this month seems to be that it is harder than ever to gain admission to a selective college. Harvard, for example, admitted just 5.9 percent of its 34,302 applicants this spring, down from 6.2 percent last year. However, this trend should be viewed in a larger perspective—one that suggests that [&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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City Looks to Close the Book on More Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

additional reporting by Andrew Rice   When people think of libraries, they think of taciturn old librarians, stacks of musty books and repressive quiet zones where the smallest sound is met with a harsh shush! The reality couldn’t be further from this image. Walking into the Battery Park City Library on North End Avenue, the first [&hellip
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Food for Thought

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Amidst culinary celebration, a push to improve students’ eating habits By Samuel Chamberlain Now in its third year, the “New Taste of the Upper West Side” festival has grown, adding several events to its weekend-long celebration of the neighborhood’s burgeoning culinary scene. Foodies can get started early Friday morning with a panel discussion about healthy [&hellip
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Abe Lincoln Meets iTunes

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

New York City’s museums provide a wealth of programs for adults and children, but fewer offerings are aimed at the demographic in between: middle and high school students. As part of its current exhibit “Lincoln and New York,” the New-York Historical Society has developed audio tours produced by, and geared toward, teenagers. “The idea was [&hellip
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No Small Fry

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

When the going gets tough, this teacher goes to the Comic Strip Live Theater. Jack Freiberger’s new solo show, They Call Me Mister Fry, is a love letter to teachers, based on the true story of his first year as a 5th-grade teacher in South Central Los Angeles. Written by and starring Freiberger, this work [&hellip
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