Another consultant has entered the field of school placements, but even more interesting is a product that the company is developing, code-named project Al, for algorithm. Meant to be a sort of match.com for schools and families, it will try to pull apart the all-important but elusive issue of a school’s culture.
Feeling overwhelmed by the search for a school for your young child? An expert in test preparation shares your pain.
New York City private schools have been sending out notifications this week -- yes, no and the dreaded wait list -- and by many accounts, it has been a tough year to win a coveted seat at some of the city’s top schools. But for those who have, there’s a downside to victory: the bill.
Ten students accused of cheating on the SAT on Long Island turned themselves in, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said, and three more arrests are expected.
According to a survey, Dalton students strive to embody the qualities of confidence, friendliness and intelligence, but tend to associate their classmates, and their high-priced education itself, with competitiveness and ambition.
Not surprisingly, private school parents had plenty to say about the appointment of Paul Burke to head Nightingale-Bamford, an all-girls school. Many supported the move, but others scoffed at the idea that "we're beyond all that." Not so, said one. "Just ask Hillary Clinton."
Behind every top girls' school is ... a man? In a move sure to prompt discussion, Nightingale-Bamford, one of the city’s top all-girls’ private schools, named Paul Burke, the current head of the upper school, to be its seventh leader.
Riverdale Country School, like other private schools, has been hoping to crack down on the expensive tutoring some of its students seek by trying to convince parents that most children simply do not need it. But when administrators at the school lashed out at one of the tutoring companies for using a class list to solicit clients, the company fired back, saying the service would not be needed if the students did not have such crushing workloads.
In such a competitive environment for private preschool and kindergarten slots, should parents really 'fess up that little Hudson has a penchant for hitting, or Isabella is truly charming until she is told she can’t have what she wants? Three New York admissions consultants weigh in.
Twenty families who had planned to send their children to Village Kids Preschool, a five-year-old school with a lot of heart but no financial heft, were shocked to learn that the school would not open -- and that they would have to start the preschool hunt all over again.
Several new preschools are in the works in Manhattan, good news for parents who often face a maddening task of finding seats for their 3-year-olds and 4 -year-olds.
Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes, explain how principals of economics can be applied to improving marriage and relationships. They’re joined by Jessica Grose, who has written a series on Slate.com on how couples manage their finances.