Who Best to Teach Kids About Dogs?

For some of the children, the visits were an introduction to dogs in general. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Should District 3 Create a New Gifted & Talented Program in Harlem? Officials See More Drawbacks Than Benefits

The clear message from principals and teachers at the April 28 education council meeting was: don’t do it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Choosing Day Care: Upper West Side Moms Share Why and Where

Upper West Side parents are faced with many decisions, but the one that often tops the list is what to do about child care. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bloomingdale Inclusive Park and Playground Seeks Volunteer Gardeners

Time Out called the Bloomingdale Playground "the play space every neighborhood should have." … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Siblings Will Get Priority for Middle School Admission — But Is It Fair to Only Children?

Representatives from the Department of Education (DOE) announced plans to expand sibling priority in middle school admissio … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Unveils Changes to ‘Gifted’ Program, Adding 1,000 Seats to Third Grade

More students will have the chance to enroll in New York City’s gifted programs, officials announced Thur … Read the rest of this entry >>

New School Chancellor Talks Expanded G&T; Reduced Class Size, and Faster High School Responses

“My job more than anything else, is to recreate the kinds of programs and initiatives that would drive parents to come bac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Private Preschool Opening Second Location in the Ansonia

This September, The Goddard School -- a private, franchised pres … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bloomingdale Students Rally for Ukraine and Each Other; ‘We Are United in Our Diversity’

Children, parents, and city officials gathered in the schoolyard of P.S. 145, The Bloomingdale Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Students Split Over Whether to Mask Up in School Now that Mandate Is Lifted

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams announced that masks would no longer be mandated throughout New York City Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Governor, Mayor Move to End School Mask Mandate Within Days

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced Sunday afternoon that the statewide school mask mandate would be lifted for all ages effective this coming Wednesday, Mar … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS School District Has City’s Second-Highest Vax Rate; Check Your School’s Stats

New York City School District 3, including the Upper West Side and part of Harlem, has the second highest vaccination ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mask Mandate for Outside on School Grounds Will End Monday, February 28; Inside Mandate Continues

Starting Monday, February 28, masks or face coverings will no longer be required when students and staff are outside on school gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

CEC3 Data on Parent Reactions to Omicron Could Inform Policy for Possible Future Surges

A survey of parents with kids in public schools on the West Side found a majority felt safe sending their kids to school just after the peak of the Omicron … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: ‘Peg Leg Pete’ Revised; Unvaxed Kids ‘Bullied’; Two Landlord Lawsuits

A year-long, 17-member task force at the prestigious and elite private school Colle … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Omnipresence of Scaffolding and Its Impact on Lives; Why and What Is Being Done?

The imposing entrance of the landmarked Joan of Arc Junior High School building on W. 93rd Street first towered over Upper West Side stu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Raptors Thriving; Appetizing Stores Endangered; A Radical Amenity

Though an increasing number of humans are leaving urban areas for greener pastures, birds of prey, incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Middle School Admissions Time is Here, and Covid Has Changed Some of the Rules

“This is a time of angst,” Loughlin noted with empathy, explaining that she, too, had once been the parent of a 5th gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents Dissatisfied With Local High School Options, as Application Deadline Looms

Parents in District 3 are unhappy with the choices in front of them as they face down a March 1 deadline for applications to NYC Department of Education (DOE) high sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

For What It’s Worth: How Can All Children Attend School Safely in the Age of COVID?

From New York City to Los Angeles – and virtually every town and city between - the latest COVID-19 brouhaha has settled on schoolchi … Read the rest of this entry >>