At Long Last, Upper West Side to Get a New School

by - January 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm - - 2 Comments

The Department of Education has finally responded to parents who complained about overcrowding in Upper West Side elementary schools, agreeing to open a new school on the Upper West Side this fall. Read More / Comment »

CB7 to Vote on Bringing School Bake Sales Back

by - January 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm - - Comments Off on CB7 to Vote on Bringing School Bake Sales Back

cupcakeIt’s been a long, cold, cupcake-less year, but local officials want that to change. The community board will vote Tuesday night on whether to ask the city to allow bake sales at public schools. Read More / Comment »

2010 UWS Preview: Fashion, Controversy, and Trader Joe’s

by - January 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm - - Comments Off on 2010 UWS Preview: Fashion, Controversy, and Trader Joe’s

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The Upper West Side will get a lot more trendy and stylish in 2010, as Fashion Week moves from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center in September. So beware walking down Broadway in the 60’s without Read More / Comment »

UWS School Called “Dangerous”; Students Disagree

by - December 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm - - Comments Off on UWS School Called “Dangerous”; Students Disagree

Middle School 256 at 93rd street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues made an inauspicious list this month. Along with nine other schools in New York City, the middle school¬†has been labeled ¬†“persistently dangerous”, according to the Columbia Spectator. Read More / Comment »

Upper West Side Kindergartners Packed In Like Sardines

by - December 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm - - 3 Comments

New data from the city Department of Education reveals that the Upper West Side has had the largest jump in kindergarten enrollments in the city, forcing local schools to stuff more and more kids into each class. Read More / Comment »

Gifted and Talented School Deadline Looming

by - October 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm - - Comments Off on Gifted and Talented School Deadline Looming

chessYes, every child is talented, but some of them are off the charts, like those kids who can beat adults at chess. If your 4-year-old can play chess, parcheesi or backgammon, or even handle the pieces without putting them in his or her mouth, you Read More / Comment »

City Wants Frank McCourt Writing School on West Side

by - October 14, 2009 at 9:55 am - - 1 Comment

frank mccourtSchools Chancellor Joel Klein has thrown his support behind opening a specialized writing high school on the Upper West Side named after Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and teacher Frank McCourt. Read More / Comment »

More Pre-K Slots Open on Upper West Side

by - July 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm - - Comments Off on More Pre-K Slots Open on Upper West Side

The city opened a second round of applications to Pre-K today and there are dozens of seats available at schools on the Upper West Side. Eleven schools in District 3 still have seats Read More / Comment »

PS 9 Mom Wages War on Cupcakes

by - June 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm - - 1 Comment

Meme Roth, the mother of two students at PS 9 on 84th Street, is at war with the school over sugary snacks. A New York Times column today covers the battle, which lead the school to offer Roth’s family an ultimatum Read More / Comment »

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