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If a Charter School Operated Like This Non-Charter “Public” School It Would Be Shut Down

“Hunter is the original charter school,” offered a Hunter parent at a panel on NYC Selective School admissions that I moderated last month at BASIS Independent Manhattan School. I’d never thought of it that way but, as soon as he said it, it made perfect sense. And yet, I don’t see activists clamoring to close Hunter… Continue reading If a Charter School Operated Like This Non-Charter “Public” School It Would Be Shut Down

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Two-Thirds of NYC Children Eligible for Gifted & Talented Programs are Denied Access

New York City has more Gifted & Talented children than it can accommodate. And it is doing everything to fix the problem — except the most obvious thing. Each year almost fifteen thousand children take the test that would qualify them for public G&T programs. (This year applications close on November 14.). And each year thousands… Continue reading Two-Thirds of NYC Children Eligible for Gifted & Talented Programs are Denied Access

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I’m on a One-Mom Mission to Help All NYC Parents Find the Right School for Their Child

I didn’t grow up in New York City. My African-American husband did, though. He, now a teacher, was the one who first suggested that finding a school for our children might not be as simple as I assumed when he told me, “I know what happens to Black kids in public schools.” I didn’t know… Continue reading I’m on a One-Mom Mission to Help All NYC Parents Find the Right School for Their Child