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by Lydie Raschka Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:09
There's been a rush to sign up for pre-kindergarten in the past few days. Yet, under Mayor DeBlasio's huge pre-k expansion effort there are still some good options among a variety of pre-k choices—regular public schools, charter schools and programs housed in community organizations. (These organizations, such as churches, temples, libraries and YMCAs are called Community Based Early Childhood Centers.) And, even at this late stage, the Department of Education is adding new seats. For a complete list of programs go to the Department of Education website. To find out if a program still has seats, you'll have to call directly. Here are some promising new programs that still had seats when we called just before Labor Day. Call first, and then go in person to sign up, bringing your child, th…
by Dr. Jane S. Gabin Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:36
School starts on Sept. 4 and for high school juniors and seniors, this means it's also time to start thinking about college. Here's my advice on what to focus on as you look ahead to college. Juniors: The most important thing you can do for yourself this year is to concentrate on your studies. Take…
by Pamela Wheaton Friday, 22 August 2014 11:57
Students who are new to New York City public schools or who are re-entering city schools after a time away, may register at special temporary enrollment centers beginning on Aug. 27 in all boroughs. The centers are open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 3 pm through Sept. 12, with the exception of Sept. 1, Lab…
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