Celebrate a Rite of Passage by
it may be fashionable to see today’s younger generation as self-centered
and money-minded, many of this year’s college graduates prove
the stereotype wrong. These young people are testaments to perseverance
and have managed to retain a healthy dose of idealism.
Street Commencement Explores Ways to Improve Education by
at the Bank Street College of Education originates from the belief
that education is the most essential process in people’s lives
and has an unmatched impact on our society as a whole.
Cappella and Dinosaurs at Barnard’s Graduation
am your child; remember me. Oh, Lord, remember me.”
Bernice Johnson Reagon repeatedly sang this gospel line while
standing at thepodium on Barnard College’s Lehman Lawn. (more)
Grads Breathe Sigh of Relief… And Search for Jobs
at the Columbia University School of Journalism say that now they
are graduated, they are not only broke, but some add that they
were dissatisfied with the education they received at the institution
that regards itself as the top-rated journalism program in the
Future Teachers Receive Scholarships from MCC by
this room are the elements of your success: power, the press,
money (I’m going to say it), and the love of teachers and parents,”
said Superintendent W.L. Sawyer to the students gathered in the
cafeteria of the Richard Greene High School for Teaching.
SchoolsReach Toward Excellence by
Sixth Annual Award Program of the Reading and Mathematics Institute,
entitled “Commitment to Excellence for All Students”, was indeed
an excellent occasion.
the Circus at School by
stilts, unicycles, silly clowns, kazoo bands buzzing... Is this
the circus? Almost.
Profile: Neesha Milligan
and Learn by
these two facts: 1) the quality of parenting one receives in early
childhood has the greatest impact upon a person’s growth and quality
of life, and 2) parenting is the only skill that isn’t—and has
never been—taught in schools.
Satisfaction Survey; New
Head of Hunter College Campus Schools; Middle
Schools Taskforce; Fourth
Grade ELA Results
in History compiled
by Chris Rowan
Houses at CUNY Community Colleges
Dean Arthur Rubenstein, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
A Curricular Face-Lift at Mount Sinai
Jacob M. Appel
years the faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine thought
of their 33-year old institution as young, at least in relation
to the 149-year old Mount Sinai Hospital. Arthur H. Rubinstein
Killers, Addiction & Pain Management by
Dr. Richard Frances and Nancy Helle
only about two to three percent of the 34 million people who have
chronic pain develop a major addictive problem from pain medication,
there are many more who are addicts—several million—who abuse
painkillers when they can get them for any reason.
Prescription Drugs Online? Caveat Emptor
hundreds of drug-dispensing websites in business, how can consumers
tell which sites are legitimate?
Teachable Moments of Spring: Growth is Universal by
magic of spring can be a wonderful vehicle for teaching young
children many new concepts.
Honor of Teachers by
Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
Superintendent of Syosset Schools for the past 11 years, I have
interviewed too many teachers to count. While I evaluate teacher
qualifications—their professional and life experiences—I also
make sure to ask myself one question: “Would I like to be a student
in this person’s class.”
Clues videos are very popular with young children, but parents
watching them may not always know the education goals of each
Y Receives National Recognition
nearly three years of reorganizing, improving, planning and measuring
the quality of their After-School Program, the Virtual Y site
at P.S. 22, a public elementary school on Staten Island, became
the first after-school program in New York City to meet the National
School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA) standards.
Street Children’s Book Awards: Another Important Election
makes a children’s book award most meaningful? If children themselves
vote on it.
Is Good for the Best Is Good for the Rest
Impossible: Leadership Lessons from Inside and Outside the Classroom
by Lorraine Monroe
Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years: Understanding Dyslexia,
ADHD, Assessment, Intervention, and Research by
Joan Shapiro and Rebecca Rich
and Self-Help in America
in Children: 8 Signs Fall Short
Therapy We Trust: America’s Obsession with Self Fulfillment
Eva Moskowitz .
Proof Your Kids Now: How to Recognize the 8 Warning Signs and What
to Do About Them by
Erika V. Shearin Karres
Outdated Language of Children
Lore and Language of Schoolchildren by Iona & Peter Opie
the June Heat and Read by
Selene S. Vasquez
Budget Would Slow City Spending on Schools
the New York City Independent Budget Office
four years of increasing city funding for the Board of Education
(BOE), the Mayor’s Executive Budget for fiscal year 2002 would
hold city funding essentially flat.
Rules against Curriculum Censorship
three-judge panel of the second U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
against the efforts of three Catholic families to censor the curriculum
in the Bedford Central School District in Westchester County.
for Girls in Non-Traditional Subjects: The Go Girl Act
Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) introduced a bill last month authorizing $50
million in grants during fiscal year 2002 to encourage girls,
grades 4 through 8, to succeed in math, science, engineering and
technology courses, and pursue jobs in these fields.
from Milwaukee: School
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
& Chess: The Luzhin Defense by
Luzhin, the main character in The Luzhin Defense, one of Vladmir
Nabokov’s lesser novels, is an idiosyncratic Russian chess grand
master, here played with stunning intensity by the great actor
Treat: King Hedley II by
Wilson’s King Hedley II, directed by Marion McClinton (Jitney),
plays more like an opera than a play.
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Could Its Troubles Be Over?
the past few years, the Royal Opera House (ROH) has been plagued
by debt, scandal and bad publicity. But the appointment of the
latest American Arts Administrator, Michael Kaiser, as chief executive
in 1998—the third such appointment within one year—seemed to put
the ROH back on track.
has become cool, at least at Long Island City High School (LICHS).
Supervision of Mentoring Programs by
Assemblyman Steven Sanders
there are countless mentoring programs run by social service,
academic, health and community institutions which match youngsters
with caring adult volunteers. These adults serve as positive role
models and provide extra support, guidance and friendship in a
young person’s life.
at the Robert F. Kennedy School
is hope for some emotionally disturbed students who have been
unsuccessful in mainstream educational environments.
the Eye Care Specialist: Protecting Your Eyes From The Sun by
Lori Brenig, MPH
Kids at Asphalt Green by
by the charismatic, triple gold-medal Olympic swimming champion,
Rowdy Gaines, and the entertaining MC-ing of Bill Evans, an ABC
News meteorologist, the Sixth Annual Big Swim was a “splashing”
IX and America’s Schools by
is good news and bad news regarding the status of women’s sports
in schools since passage of Title IX, the portion of the 1972
Education Amendments that prohibits sex discrimination in educational
institutions that receive federal funds. (more)
Bacchanalian Feast in the Napa Valley by
Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Napa Valley, a verdant checkerboard of vineyards, picturesque
towns with sophisticated restaurants, comfortable inns nestled
in the hills and art galleries combined with local wineries make
for a marvelous California vacation.