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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...)

Happy Hunting?
Every year, parents around New York City go through an elaborate process of getting their kids into school. (read the story...)

Get Ready for the 4th Grade NYC Math Test!
The Fourth Grade Mathematics Test is looming. EMILY LEVY offers some invaluable tips to help your youngster prepare: (read the story...)

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids
The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training. (read the story...)

Little Dancers at The Little Gym
The Little Gym of Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco has a new program which teaches kids how to move and groove with ballet and tap techniques. (read the story...)

Smart from the Arts
Westchester schools respond to research on achievement. (read the story...)

Groundwork, Inc. afterschool offerings in Brooklyn.
Middle schoolers in Brooklyn have a growing after school alternative. (read the story...)

Very Young Astronauts
If your child has rocket dreams, and NASA’s Space Camp is way too pricey, there’s a new, closer alternative! (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Myths—Debunked!
Each November, schoolchildren all over America don black construction paper pilgrim hats in honor of the first Thanksgiving. But are they hearing the real story? (read the story...)

Rye Teen Walks for Celiac
Colin Leslie, a 14-year-old from Rye, is a teenager on a mission — to educate as many people as he can about the harmful effects of celiac disease. (read the story...)

Raising Kids Bilingually
Studies have shown that early exposure to more than one language helps children outperform their peers in intellectual and communication skills. (read the story...)

At the Crossroads
I just received the high school information packet for my son’s fall semester. In it is a detailed Indian Point Radiological Emergency Evacuation Plan. (read the story...)

How To Get Involved at School — when time is a problem
As a working parent, I know quite well the challenge of finding the time and place to get involved in my children’s school. But from my vantage point as an educator, I can’t emphasize enough just how important such involvement is. (read the story...)

Leave It To The Experts
I don’t remember any debates about homework when I was a kid. You got homework. You did it. (read the story...)

A World of Learning
As the school year begins once again, it’s a good time to think about what it is our children really need to be learning. (read the story...)

Kids as Teachers — in Queens, for real
Many people come to teaching through circuitous routes, but at the Queens High School of Teaching, the concept of education as a career is focused, and for many of the students, a revelation. (read the story...)


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