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.
Gaze into Globes is the latest art installation in Manhattan's Madison Square Park, part of its Madison Square Art series. The garden of globes is made up of 18 crystal orbs created by Paula Hayes and is on display through mid-April.
The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute offers psychotherapy resources for kids, teens, and adults in NYC. NYPSI is now offering a lecture series about raising children with behavioral issues.
Ballet and Body, a dance and fitness studio, recently opened on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The studio offers ballet and dance classes for kids and ballet and fitness classes for adults.
For the first time, the American Museum of Natural History partnered with a fashion brand to produce an apparel line. The J. Crew science and history-inspired T-shirts are available online and in select stores, including the Museum Shop.
The Art Farm in the City, an animal-based education center for children in Manhattan, recently began two new programs: a home-school enrichment class and an after-school animal care program.
New York International School, as part of the British School Foundation, will open on the Upper East Side in the fall. The Manhattan international school will first open its international preschool and older grades in following years.
Early childhood enrichment program Book Nook will offer an educational summer camp on the Upper West Side. The educational summer program will focus on New York City's history and attractions.
The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.
Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.
The Art Studio NY, a studio on the Upper West Side that offers art classes, art birthday parties, after-school art classes, and private art lessons, is expanding its offerings in the New Year. The Art Studio NY also offers in-home art lessons.
The School at Steps, which offers various levels of dance classes for children in Manhattan, now offers two mother-and-child dance classes.
Language Workshop for Children, part of Small World Connect, offers language classes for kids in Manhattan. The language center, which uses a technique designed by founder Francois Thibaut, now offers English as a Second Language for children in Manhattan.
All My Children Daycare and Nursery School added to its locations by opening in Lower Manhattan in October. The Manhattan day care center and nursery school is eco-friendly and aims to be a home-away-from-home for children.
Explore+Discover, an early childhood learning center in Gramercy, recently opened. The center offers a social learning environment as an alternative to day care.
Jen Rudin Casting, LLC, a company that offers classes and tips for children wishing to become professional actors, will offer improv and audition workshops for kids beginning in January.
An elementary school student in Manhattan was named a finalist in the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, receiving $5,000 for her family and a $10,000 cafeteria makeover for her school, Midtown West Elementary.
Ecole Internationale de New York, a French-English school for grades nursery through middle school, plans to relocate its preschool in January. The bilingual school also recently added a seventh grade, and plans to add its eighth grade classes next year.
Gan Eden Preschool, an Upper West Side preschool, combines the American and Israeli educational practices to teach ages 1-5. The preschool recently added dance, drama, and soccer to its daily curriculum.
Star America Preschool, a Midtown West preschool for ages 3 months to 6 years, recently introduced a new enrichment program. Students participate in Spanish, music, and yoga and dance programs throughout the week.
Lego has opened a new store in Manhattan's Flatiron District, at 200 Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park. The store is the second Lego flagship location in NYC, joining the store in Rockefeller Center.
Nintendo World, the Nintendo store located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, will be home to the latest Nintendo games this holiday season, including games for Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U.
Highlights for Children, which publishes Highlights magazine, is launching a Spanish-English bilingual magazine and early childhood learning book subscription service.
Innovate Manhattan Charter School, part of the Kunskapsskolan Swedish network, is offering two new programs: an after-school program and STEAM Saturdays. The school uses self-paced, individualized learning.
8andUp is a group of business professionals who are committed to teaching children about entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship classes offered for kids teach children about building businesses and web coding.