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Charter School for Excellence to Open in Stamford

Charter School for Excellence to Open in Stamford

Stamford Charter School for Excellence, which is based on the proven model of the Bronx Charter School for Excellence, is set to open in the fall. The charter school in Stamford is accepting applications for pre-K through first grade.

Teachers Offer Plea to NYC Parents: ‘Help Us Fight Cuomo’s Plans’

Teachers Offer Plea to NYC Parents: ‘Help Us Fight Cuomo’s Plans’

Many parents and teachers are angered by proposed changes to the way teacher evaluations are performed, giving even more weight to standardized test scores and less to the input of school principals. Protests are planned for next week, and parents can help spread the word.

A Parents' Guide to Quality Math and Science Education

A Parents' Guide to Quality Math and Science Education

How do you know whether your child is receiving quality math and science education in school? Insideschools, which provides authoritative, independent information about New York City public schools, shares what to look for when assessing your child's classroom for a quality learning environment.

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Hires Founding Head of School

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Hires Founding Head of School

Harlem Hebrew Charter School, a school where lessons are taught in Hebrew and English, received its charter in June and is set to open this fall. The Upper Manhattan bilingual school's next step was to hire a founding head of school, and Robin Natman was recently appointed to the position.

Uproar Brings Art to Schools

Uproar Brings Art to Schools

Uproar Art, an all-purpose Brooklyn-based nonprofit art program for kids and teens, is launching a visiting artists program in schools this spring.

School and Education Resources and Organizations

School and Education Resources and Organizations

Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren).

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour

School tours allow you to get to know certain schools better. But asking the right questions on these tours will help guide you to the right one faster.

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family.

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC

A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier.

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look

Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary."

Budget Cuts and Teacher Layoffs Threaten Arts Education in New York City Schools

Budget Cuts and Teacher Layoffs Threaten Arts Education in New York City Schools

The Annual Arts in Schools Report shows that school budget cuts means elementary and middle school students are missing out on art education requirements for graduation.

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating

Despite the government's education stimulus, the US still gets a 'C' in public education for 2011.

How to Choose a Charter School for Your Child in Connecticut

How to Choose a Charter School for Your Child in Connecticut

Charter schools, also known as "magnet schools" or "schools of choice," have grown in popularity over the past few years, both in Connecticut and throughout the country. Find out how charter schools measure up against public schools, what school choices are available in the Fairfield County, CT, area, and if one of these schools might be the right fit for your child.

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?

Standardized assessment tests have become make-it-or-break-it measures for both students and schools in New York state. We took a look at how these tests, along with the No Child Left Behind Act, are affecting our children's overall education. Plus, see our tips on taking standardized assessment tests, for students and their parents.

Parental Demand for Charter Schools Up 21 Percent from Last Year

Parental Demand for Charter Schools Up 21 Percent from Last Year

Charter schools, most of which serve low-income kids, reach "tipping point" as waiting lists expand.

How To Get Set For Kindergarten

How To Get Set For Kindergarten

If you think that preschool time is just about unstructured play and napping, think again. There is now more emphasis on academics than ever before, and this means preparation is critical during the preschool years.




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