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by Clara Hemphill Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:21
If you have a child who will turn five in 2017, now is the time to apply to kindergarten for the school year starting in September. Your child is guaranteed a seat regardless of when you enroll, but you'll have the best chance of getting into a school of your choice if you apply by Jan. 13. If you want to learn more about your options, come to our kindergarten workshop Jan. 11, or buy our new book, New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools. The city has kindergarten directories available online. Hard copies are available at local elementary schools and Family Welcome Centers. …
by Insideschools staff Wednesday, 07 December 2016 12:28
Here’s why you should support InsideSchools with an online gift today: 1. We visit schools in the snow and rain.
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5. We know test scores don’t tell the whole story. 
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by Insideschools staff Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:00
For nearly two decades, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a good public school for their child. This Fourth Edition of "New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools A Parents' Guide" features all-new reviews of more than 150 of the city's best public elementary scho…
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