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Students for 9/11
Drs. Jonathan Cohen & Steven Marans
As the one-year anniversary
of September 11th approaches, many children and adults are still
experiencing significant reactions to the tragedy...
Schools Observe 1st Anniversary of 9/11
11th falls on a Wednesday this year. Over a million children
will be in school across the five boroughs. Or will they?...
Events for 9/11...
Lose Great Teachers In a Sea of Red Tape By
As classes begin this month throughout the five boroughs,
a slew of newly certified teachers step to the front of the
York City Welcomes Over 8,000 New Teachers
Last year, hundreds of teaching positions were still vacant
just days before school started. A lot has changed since then,
and with the academic...
School at General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
By Sybil Maimin
Among the many wonderful secrets waiting to be discovered
in New York City is the Mechanics Institute, a tuition-free
school started in 1820...
11: One Year After
Raffa Cuomo and Susan Moesker
The unthinkable horror has passed, and we are left with the
memories: the remorse, the heroism, the frightening questions,
and the gaping hole in...
In Education: Cynthia
Kind of Town, Chicago Is . . .” By
Joan Baum, Ph.d.
If Chicago is not only her “kind of town” but her “kind of people
too,” as the Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen song has it, one
Future of Education By
Astonishingly, I am more optimistic today about the future of
NYC public schools than during my past 43 years as an educator...
Adds Up At CCNY Teacher Training Program By
It takes a suspension of disbelief to participate in “Mathematics
in the City.”...
the Superintendent’s Office
Angelo Gimondo: District 30
Superintendent Gimondo has a unique
understanding of the immigrant children who attend the 30 schools
under his jurisdiction. At the tender age of...
in History Compiled
by Chris Rowan...
Education Without Labels By
Jan Upton, Ph.D.
Homeschooling offers kids who do not easily fit into the system
an educational option that can be more readily tailored to
their individual needs...
Brooklyn College School of Education By
Deborah A. Shanley, Dean of the School of Education at Brooklyn
College, is in an enviable position...
Barbara Sirvis, Southern Vermont College:
A Special Leader for a Special Place
Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Baileigh, who sits not too far from the president of Southern
Vermont College (SVC) is probably the college’s most visible recruiter...
Offers New Program in Law Enforcement
As a direct result of the public safety concerns raised by September
11, the School of Continuing Studies at Long Island University’s
Required for School
Herman Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
the school year about to begin, it is useful to review the New
York City Department of Health’s requirements for school children...
Endorse Meningitis Vaccine
This Fall, thousands of college students will be vaccinated
against meningococcal meningitis...
You Ask Dr. McCune
About Children and Grief–in the Long Term
By Lorraine Mccune, Ph.d.
Some believe that if a loss occurs when a child is too young
to know their parent personally, or to remember a parent who has
died, that the...
the Superintendent’s Seat:
an Unforgettable Day
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
“Where were you?” For many parents of schoolchildren today, that
question was usually followed by “when President Kennedy was shot.”...
Fall Festivities in
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, NY Botanical Garden
This fall surround yourself with the orange, yellow, and red leaves
of the trees in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and experience
Hearing Impaired Teacher Helps Children Discover the World
Linda Bodner has been teaching hearing-impaired children at Saticoy
Elementary School in North Hollywood, California for 17 years...
Child Study Center & Museum of the City of New York
Sponsor Joint Art Exhibit
exhibition marking the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks
on the World Trade Center presents the art of New York area children
Recently, parents, students, teachers and a variety of Kellogg’s
representatives–including Snap, Crackle and Pop and, of...
Compiles Children’s Reactions to 9/11
I thought I had done with weeping for September 11...
By Selene Vasquez
Dreading going back to school? Take comfort in books about...school!...
By H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore
& Wipe & Let’s Play Along By
As we all are aware, teaching children takes time and often
an infinite amount of patience. Silver Dolphin Books, publisher
The Technology of the Future:
Has DVD Made the Opera House Obsolete? By
The advent of DVD (digital video discs), a medium that combines
an outstanding digital video image with superb surround sound,
Throughout history, education has usually placed emphasis
on the teacher-student relationship...
Museum Runs Nostalgia Train
Riding the New York Transit Museum’s Nostalgia Train really does
make you ponder the passage of time. For instance, what would
happen in 2002 to...
Hilliard Brings Gymnastics to Harlem By
first African-American to make the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics National
Team–she later became its captain and coach–Wendy Hilliard also
S. Dept. of Ed.: “What Works Clearinghouse”
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a five-year, $18.5
million contract to a special joint venture to develop a national
What Works Clearinghouse,...
of New York City’s Finest By
Albert Robles, Jr.’s choice of a police career was, quite
literally, due to a heady rush of inspiration...
Word with Jesse Sheidlower, Lexicographer, Oxford U. Press
Part cultural archive, part authoritative database, nothing, perhaps,
fits the definition of “living document” as well as the dictionary...
School System: Unfinished Business By
Assemblyman Steven Sanders
On July 1, a new system of governance for the New York City
public schools was begun. This marks a truly historic new beginning
for public education....
Helps Finest and Bravest Build on 9/11 Heroism
By Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Five months ago, Police Commissioner Kelly and Fire Commissioner
Scoppetta asked the highly respected consulting firm of McKinsey
Afterschool Series on PBS By
Continue to inspire post September 11 patriotism with the
“revolutionary” new kids’ show, Liberty’s Kids, a clever animated
PBS series which features...
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