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Unhappy with Testing — and Not Just Complaining About It

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Parents and educators unhappy with "test mania" say state tests are taking the joy out of learning. And they're not going to sit back and watch.
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District 2 Parents Mull Latest Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the proposals later this month, ahead of the Community Education Council vote.

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Looking for a Job? Chances Are, the PTA Is Hiring

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There is no centralized accounting of how many New Yorkers owe their livelihood to public school PTAs. But parent association Web sites -- which often include lists of the activities parent dollars are now responsible for -- suggest that if you are an actress with an appetite for history, an entrepreneurial bongo drummer, a yoga instructor O.K. with teaching downward dog to 6-year-olds, even a skateboard champion looking to earn some extra cash, currying favor with the city’s better-off PTAs is just good business.

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Deal Reached to Buy a Greenwich Village Building for a City School

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nearly four years after overcrowding in Greenwich Village led parents and elected officials to demand a new school, the city has agreed to buy 75 Morton St., a seven-story state-owned building.

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A Father's Place Is in the School

Monday, February 20, 2012

There have always been fathers involved in school PTAs, fund raising and education governance and politics. But as Kyle Spencer reported in The New York Times last week, these days there are not just more Dads involved in city school PTAs. The Dads are also putting their own stamp on the schools. Read about what is going on at Public School 11 William T. Harris in Chelsea, P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale on the Lower East Side, P.S. 75 Emily Dickinson on West End Avenue, P.S. 3 Charrette School in the West Village, P.S. 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, P.S. 261 Philip Livingston in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, and in the Staten Island schools.

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On Keeping Church and Schools Separate

Thursday, February 02, 2012

After a long legal fight, some 160 religious congregations in New York City have until Feb. 12 to stop using schools as houses of worship, even though some religious leaders are still trying to win over local legislators to change the rules. The writer, a civil liberties lawyer, says the Department of Education is right to erect a wall between religious worship and schools.

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Reading, Writing and Recipes: Cooking in the Classroom at P.S. 3

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The chef Zakary Pelaccio teaches future foodies how to taste. His students are armed with cutting boards and knives."Curl your fingers under like a claw," the chef instructs. "Then you're going to cut slowly, sawing back and forth." Fingers curl into claws and little hands brandish tiny plastic knives. After all, these cooking students are still in kindergarten.

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More Objections to Move of Policy Panel Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2011

Objections from the public continue over the Education Department's decision to move Wednesday night's Panel for Educational Policy meeting to Queens from Manhattan, with critics saying it is an attempt to stifle criticism of the planned expansion of a charter school network.

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City Abandons Rezoning Plans for Village and Chelsea

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UPDATED | City officials have dropped their plans to rezone crowded public elementary schools in Greenwich Village and Chelsea after a parent council voted down their most recent plan. Instead, officials will focus on zoning in Lower Manhattan, and they plan to present a third version of a zoning plan for the new Peck Slip School.

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District 2 Council Rejects Two Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a surprise move, a parent council representing much of Lower Manhattan and the Upper East Side unanimously rejected two city proposals to rezone public schools.

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Rezoning Will Not End Crowding Issues, District 2 Council Members Say

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Members of District 2’s Community Education Council indicated last night that they were not satisfied with the city's rezoning proposal for the sprawling Manhattan district, saying the plan would not accomplish what it sets out to do.

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Zoning Plan Would Add Stability to Pair of Downtown Schools, Principals Say

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The debate over school rezoning in Lower Manhattan drew mostly opponents to a community meeting Tuesday night at P.S. 11 in Chelsea. But principals of two schools that now share a zone say the proposal to give them distinct and separate zones would make planning easier.

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Rezoning Plan for District 2 Has Many Parents Unhappy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The third and final education council zoning committee hearing on the Department of Education's rezoning proposal for District 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night, and parents are expected to express their concerns about the affect on their property values and their disappointment that their children would no longer attend the school they had planned for.

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