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Playing the Math Game
Developing solid math skills is a necessity for all children. Students who take math early in their educational careers set a stronger foundation for success in school and throughout life. (read the story...)

Life After School
Many parents enroll their children in afterschool programs, whether they work outside or inside the home. (read the story...)

River Teacher
For West Nyack mother of two Laurie Seeman, Earth Day doesn’t come around once a year; it’s an every day affair. As a self-described “environmental artist, scientist and educator”, Seeman uses art to teach children to appreciate their environment and to act as its “keepers”. (read the story...)

Savoring Heaven and Earth
Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope. (read the story...)

Last-Minute Mom
You may be reading this issue in 90-degree heat, or at the pool, and you’re thinking, “Back to school already?” (read the story...)

Back from the Brink
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy (read the story...)

A school grows in Brooklyn
The International School of Brooklyn (ISB), NYC’s only French/Spanish language-immersion school following the International Baccalaureate curriculum, is moving to a bigger space and adding first grade in September 2007. (read the story...)

The Joke’s on Brooklyn
The teacher is usually the one on the classroom who has to deal with the class clown. In Steve Solomon’s case, he was the teacher and the funny guy. And now he is capitalizing on his talents (read the story...)

New program allows families to “teacher share”
Have you ever imagined the benefits to your child of having a classroom-credentialed childcare provider instead of a nanny or mother-in-law — but assumed the costs would be prohibitive? (read the story...)

BAX Grows Up — and Down
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 16-year-old institution, has been ensconced on 5th Avenue in Park Slope since 1998. But it outgrew its location a few years ago. (read the story...)

FX Kids
The Young School of Design, the re-named and expanded Nykidsanimate, offers classes for ages 8-14 in comic bookmaking, special effects, filmmaking, and more. (read the story...)

Wise up, girlfriends!
According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed. (read the story...)

Taking On The Bad Guys
One man’s mission to help kids deal with bullying. (read the story...)

Executive Training For The Preschool Set
What does 7-year-old Gabriela Christina Gagliano from Kew Gardens have in common with the likes of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Perhaps more than you think. (read the story...)

Searching for a Preschool? The pressure continues
Long considered the “bible” for parents in search of nursery schools, Victoria Goldman has just revised "The Manhattan Directory of Private Nursery Schools". (read the story...)

How to Get Winning Writing Strategies
For many students, the thought of having to write a well-constructed essay causes a chronic case of the jitters. (read the story...)

Is Your Tot Ready for Prime Time?
Could your baby’s gurgling signal the beginning of a great acting career? Would your toddler like to crawl down the catwalk? (read the story...)

Hip-Hop High
At W.E.B.DuBois High School, in Crown Heights, teacher Timothy Adams has won an award recognizing “exceptional teachers for the innovative methods they use to inspire their students to write.” (read the story...)

Inventors at Play
Imagine a place where your children can learn how to assemble an interactive robot and make it move, design their own videogame, or produce a short computer animation. (read the story...)

Honoring Brooklyn’s Teachers
There are many middle schools that are thriving. Consider M.S.51, the William Alexander Middle School, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Curtain up!
The (almost) new A Class Act also offers New York City kids something unique in its acting classes — the opportunity to train with Broadway professionals. (read the story...)

Paying for College
Get your teen involved, urges college planning expert. (read the story...)

Never Give Up The Fight
A Gersh school opens in Queens. (read the story...)

Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate
The New Rochelle Public Library was the setting for a recent panel discussion designed to help Westchester parents better grasp the often daunting task of advocating for their children from elementary through high school. (read the story...)

How Individual Learning Styles Affect School Success
Each of us has our own preferred way to store information (read the story...)


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