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by Pamela Wheaton Monday, 29 September 2014 12:48
Middle school admissions season kicks into high gear this week for parents of 5th-graders. You can meet school representatives at evening district fairs beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30. Middle school directories for 2014-2015 are online and hard copies are available at elementary schools.Now is the time to sign up for school tours and open houses! The Department of Education website lists some open house dates here. If you don't see the school you want to visit listed, check its website or call the school to find out. In some popular schools, especially in Manhattan where there is active school choice, many tours are already fully booked. If you're shut out, try contacting the parent coordinator to see if additional tours will be added. Be sure to ask about admissions requirements when you vis…
by Andrea Marpillero-Colomina Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:33
Applying to high school in New York City is a confusing process. Here's a summary of our Sept. 23 panel discussion busting the myths. You can also view the entire discussion on video at the bottom of this page. MYTH: The specialized high schools are the best and only ones worth applying to. BUSTED…
by DNAinfo Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:06
(This artiicle first appeared on DNAIinfo.com on Sept. 18, 2014. It has been edited slightly)  Jayden Todman, an eighth-grader at East Harlem's PS/IS 7 Samuel Stern school, had the same routine every day after school last year — he went home, did his homework and watched television. His mothe…
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