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by Lydie Raschka Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:05
Which elementary schools offer a great education in math and science? We scoured the city for schools that give ordinary kids an extraordinary education—zoned neighborhood schools, not gifted programs or schools with a special application process. We picked schools that are willing to open their doors and share their knowledge—in the hopes that these might serve as models for others. We chose schools with good test scores, but we avoided ones with too much test prep or paper-and-pencil drills. Most of all, we picked schools that foster a love of math and science while giving children the skills they need to be successful later in life. Here are our favorites. Manhattan PS 171, East HarlemWhy we picked it: Where else do little kids use words like "heart valve?" Teachers at PS 171 know …
by Pamela Wheaton Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:14
This weekend, Sept. 20 and 21, is the Department of Education's gigantic citywide high school fair from 10 am to 3 pm at Brooklyn Technical High School. Prepare for a hectic day, where you will meet teachers, students and administrators and find out about their schools. You can attend information s…
by Insideschools staff Thursday, 04 September 2014 16:38
On Tuesday, September 23 Insideschools and the Center for NYC Affairs at The New School will co-host an event: High School Choice: Busting the Myths. Clara Hemphill, Insideschools staff and a panel of experts will discuss common mistakes that students and parents make when applying to high school a…
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