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Education a child smiles as he is about to enter a school building
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It’s been said that children grow up in the blink of an eye, but I really didn’t connect with that sentiment until registering my son for kindergarten. How can my baby be old enough to navigate this gigantic school? With so many kids in his classroom, how in the world will he stay cool, calm,…

Education Russian Immersion
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There are a few spots left in the new Russian Language Immersion Preschool at the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace! Come to an open house on Tuesday, August 4 at 7pm to meet the teachers and learn more about this exciting, cutting-edge program, which is taught entirely in Russian. The preschool provides creative learning through game-based projects and a curriculum rich in…

Announcements Keshet
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Join our all-Hebrew, after-school program where children ages 4 and older learn about Israeli language and culture through music, games and crafts. Keshet is a unique and innovative after-school program for children ages 4 and older, bringing Hebrew language learning together with Israeli culture. Keshet, the Hebrew word for rainbow, is also an acronym for…

Education john jay high school
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Do you have a middle schooler that’s ready to start thinking about that next step? The 2016 high school directory which is available online, is 650 pages full of timelines, admissions methods, and more. But if you want — or need — more explanation and an opportunity to ask questions, the Department of Education is offering…

Education Lunar New Year in Sunset Park, Photo by Michael Vito
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

Art & Music IMG_0843
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Kids at P.S. 118 The Maurice Sendak Community School on 8th Street and 4th Avenue unveiled a mural in the main hallway to celebrate what would have been Maurice Sendak’s 87th birthday on Wednesday. The Brooklyn-born children’s author passed away in 2012, but his memory lives on in the halls of P.S. 118. To celebrate the…

Art & Music Reel Works filmmakers
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Nearly 15 years ago, filmmaker John Williams and his wife Stephanie Walter Williams were asked to lead a documentary filmmaking workshop for teens at the Prospect Park YMCA. The program was a hit and so John and Stephanie decided to start Reel Works, a free after-school filmmaking program for teens. “We realized filmmaking was a pathway to…

Education school bus via scardy
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Goodbye ARIS, hello NYC Schools. Thanks to a new mobile-friendly service, announced by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today, parents will soon be able to access their kids’ academic records with the click of a button. The program, which parents can sign up for starting June 8, will give families the ability to view student information…

Education A packed at PS 321 in 2014
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Another round of standardized testing is underway, and if you have concerns about how increased emphasis on these tests will impact your kids, consider attending an upcoming meeting on the topic. The School-to-School Dialogue on High Stakes Testing will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15 from 7-9pm at the Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll…

Education A packed at PS 321 in 2014
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With a vote on the New York State budget set for April 1, parents, teachers, and administrators from local schools are ramping up efforts to fight Governor Cuomo’s proposed education reforms — which they argue would, in part, provide too little funding to schools and put too much emphasis on standardized tests. During recent rallies at…

Education Photo via the NYC Department of Education
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Pre-kindergarten enrollment season is here again. Beginning yesterday and ending Friday, April 24, pre-K applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year, from parents of any child born in 2011 and currently residing in New York City. The Department of Education (DOE) has a pre-K resources page and Parent Guide available on their website, which includes…

Education A packed at PS 321 in 2014
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Chants of “Whose school? Our school!” reverberated from the sidewalks surrounding PS 10 (511 7th Avenue), one of several local schools where students, teachers, parents, and local politicians gathered this morning to send a message to Governor Andrew Cuomo: they are standing strong in the face of his proposed education reforms, which teachers across the state…

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