MEET THE BASIS INDEPENDENT PARENT COMMUNITY ON JANUARY 7

SPONSORED: At BASIS Independent Schools, we have a phenomenal community of parents drawn from many cultural backgrounds and professions. With that diversity … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 191 DOUBLED ITS STATEWIDE LITERACY TEST SCORES; PRINCIPAL CREDITS CHANGES IN CURRICULUM

Standing alone, PS 191’s English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency levels, measured by a statewide test administered every spring to stu … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: A PS 191 PARENT MAKES THE CASE FOR THE SCHOOL

“That’s the letter A!” My four and a half year-old son raised his closed fist with his palm facing … Read the rest of this entry >>

MONDAY: PS 191 PRINCIPAL WILL PRESENT HER VISION FOR THE SCHOOL

Dozens of new families are now zoned for elementary school PS 191, which will open in a new building on 61st Street and West End Avenue next … Read the rest of this entry >>

BASIS INDEPENDENT MANHATTAN, K-8 PRIVATE SCHOOL – NOW ENROLLING FALL 2017

SPONSORED: BASIS Independent Manhattan (Grades K-8) opens on the Upper West Side fall 2017. The private school follows sister school, BASIS Indepe … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS APPEAL SCHOOL ZONING DECISION, A FIRST STEP TOWARDS POTENTIAL LAWSUIT

Parents upset by the Upper West Side's new school zoning lines have appealed the decision to the Department of Education, potentially se … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS BOARD PASSES ‘HISTORIC’ SCHOOL REZONING PLAN

After months of contentious meetings, the Upper West Side school board passed a plan on Tuesday night to rezone 11 Upper West Side schools, and move three schools into new build … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST REZONING, SAY IT SIMPLY SHIFTS THE OVERCROWDING PROBLEM

Parents at the first scheduled public hearing about the city's school rezoning plan on Monday night said the plan won't actually address overcro … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES FINAL REZONING PROPOSAL, CLAIMS IT BENEFITS ALL SCHOOLS

The city Department of Education presented its final rezoning plan for the Upper West Side on Wednesday night, and insisted it includes "benefits for every impacted sch … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY TO RELEASE FINAL SCHOOL REZONING PLAN WEDNESDAY

Mark your calendars and get a sitter! The Department of Education is set to release its final rezoning plan this Wednesday, Novemb … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER REZONING MEETING CANCELLED AS CITY HAS NO NEW PLAN; STATE SENDS CRITICAL ADVISORY LETTER

The Department of Education isn't ready to present a new plan to rezone Upper West Side schools, so Community Education Coun … Read the rest of this entry >>

EQUITY IN EDUCATION GROUP ARGUES THAT CEC3 REZONING PLAN DOESN’T REALLY ADDRESS SEGREGATION

Two groups of parents and educators that have been pushing for a broader plan to desegregate Upper West Side schools registered disappoin … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY SCHOOL REZONING HEARING POSTPONED

The Department of Education hasn't finished drafting a new school rezoning plan for the Upper West Side, so the Community Education Co … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARENT ‘COALITION’ SENDS SCATHING LETTER OPPOSING SCHOOL REZONING, THREATENS LEGAL ACTION

A group of parents going by "The Coalition of District 3 Parents" has sent a letter to Community Education Council 3 opposing … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO PARENTS WEIGH IN ON THE PROPOSALS TO MOVE PS 452

Under one of the three current city proposals to rezone Upper West Side elementary schools, PS 452 on West 77th Street would be … Read the rest of this entry >>

WITH LITTLE TIME LEFT, BIG DECISIONS LOOM ABOUT UWS SCHOOL REZONING; RANCOROUS MEETING SOLVES LITTLE

Community Education Council 3, the Upper West Side version of a school board, took a bold stand this week when it drafted its own rez … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCHOOL BOARD BACKS REZONING PLAN THAT WOULD MOVE PS 452, ADD BUILDING TO PS 191 ZONE

The Upper West Side school board is backing a plan to rezone local schools that would result in PS 452 on 77th Street being moved to West 61st Street, despite parents' pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCATIONS RELEASED FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL REZONING MEETINGS

Take note: the school board has added information on the locations of upcoming school rezoning meetings. Here's the updated cale … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCHOOL BOARD REVEALS NEXT DATES FOR REZONING MEETINGS

The Community Education Council (the UWS school board) is continuing its meetings about the possible rezoning of up to 11 local elemen … Read the rest of this entry >>

BASIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: WHERE THE ARTS FLOURISH (SPONSORED)

When people think of strong STEM schools, they do not normally have in mind performing arts classes where 4th grade stu … Read the rest of this entry >>

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