Posts Tagged ‘Education’

A mission for diversity in a ‘segregated’ school district

A mission for diversity in a 'segregated' school district
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A diversity committee, assembled by the Community Education Council District 2, aims to dismantle racial inequities in public schools.


The three Rs — plus waste management

The three Rs -- plus waste management
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Starting this year, 100 schools across NYC set up an ambitious goal: To become zero waste facilities within five years.


City educators face challenges working with New York’s most vulnerable youth

City educators face challenges working with New York's most vulnerable youth
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Educators who work with homeless, trafficked, or exploited youth face daily challenges that extend far beyond the classroom.


Schools with computer science blaze trail ahead of city’s plan

Schools with computer science blaze trail ahead of city's plan
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In mid-September, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to bring computer science education to all of the city’s public schools within the next 10 years. Computer science, the study of how computers and their programs are created, is a complex subject, but an integral one as the worldwide economy becomes increasingly […]


English language learners transition in school

English language learners transition in school
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The DOE and outside groups work to improve English-language skills.


Cornell University launches accelerated MBA program in NYC

Cornell University launches accelerated MBA program in NYC
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Cornell Tech launches an accelerated MBA program in New York City, focused on entrepreneurship and the tech industry.


Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school

Pre-K to post-grad: Midtown West goes back to school
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Back-to-school in Midtown West is as diverse as the population: Specialty high schools, public, private, and all those Pre-Ks. Meet some aspiring performer-students, a veteran crossing guard and more.


Parents want French dual language program

Parents want French dual language program
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French parents want to expand the French-Language dual language program in public schools in the New York City. With help and lobbying efforts from the French Embassy, non-profit educational organizations and parents who wish to send their children to learn French at public schools, the number of schools offering the program has increased steadily. And the program may soon extend to Chelsea.


$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn’t enough

$6,000 a year: Why the city budget for after-school sports isn't enough
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As obesity affects almost one-third of the country’s children, school sports teams are passe, city needs more comprehensive physical education programs.


Learning more, one move at a time

Learning more, one move at a time
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A non-profit organization, Chess-in-the-Schools helps students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods cope better with academics and social life.


Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers

Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers
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As more students download books on e-readers, do their classwork on tablets and submit printed assignments, technology items are in great demand during this back-to-school season in Midtown West.


Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?

Will This Area Catholic School Be Saved?
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Holy Cross School on 43rd Street is one of 27 Catholic schools being considered for closure by the Archdiocese of New York this year.


West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning

West Side Parents Debate Elementary School Rezoning
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Parents were invited to make public comments on an elementary school rezoning proposal that would mean big changes for Chelsea and West Village families looking to began school from 2014 on.


Students Fight for Their Futures at City’s Student Registration Center

Students Fight for Their Futures at City's Student Registration Center
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Over 13,000 New York City students and parents, who either did not have schools or were unhappy with their placements, turned to Student Registration Centers for help.


Chelsea’s New School Goes “Glocal”

Chelsea's New School Goes "Glocal"
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Three-year-olds learning Mandarin, middle-school students studying immigration and sharing science fair projects through Skype – Avenues, The World School sees these as essential to its mission of raising global citizens. But as the new private K-12 school in Chelsea prepares for its August 2012 launch, community members and Avenues staff have continued to discuss how […]


Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival

Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival
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Chelsea’s William T. Harris School has a small but mighty PTA board. In an effort to raise money to keep the school’s crucial art programs alive, the group held its bi-annual Chelsea Craft Fall Festival.


Hell’s Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval

Hell's Kitchen Bar Denied Local Approval
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Hell’s Kitchen residents and Boxers’ bar owners wait on the State Liquor Authority to determine the fate of the bar that abuts a school yard.


Improving the Educational System, One Comic Book at a Time

Improving the Educational System, One Comic Book at a Time
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What do the NYC 2011 Comic Con conference, an atomic cockroach and high school students have in common? Together, they can improve literacy in high schools nationwide, says Prof. Michael Bitz, who thinks of himself as an entrepreneurial type of comic nerd.