Comment of the Week: A Public School Teacher Asks the Tough Questions About Reopening

I am a public school teacher. Although I miss being in a school building and teaching my students – and recognize that remote learning … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s School Plan Will Mix In-Person and Remote Learning; Local Parents See Challenges to Making it Work

The city released the first details of its public school reopening plan on Wednesday, and made it clear that most students will get a mix of remote and in-person learn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lack of Guidance Leaves Columbia Students and Professors Unsure About The Fall

Columbia University’s administration has yet to announce whether it will hold fall classes in-person or remotely due to pandemic concerns, leaving students and profe … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Parents Want More Real-Time Video Teaching; Some Don’t Want Kids In School Before a Vaccine is Released

Parents spoke out in a meeting over Zoom on Thursday night about the successes and failures of remote learning during the pandemic. Students have been lea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Setting the Bar for Distance Learning at Schechter Manhattan

SPONSORED: Join Schechter Manhattan at a Virtual Info Session for prospective parents to speak with and hear from administrators, alumni, and parents of current students on June 4th at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sign of the Times: A Lonely Graduation Photo

Amy Mosedale caught this telling moment in front of Butler Library at Columbia University as the sun set on Tuesday. A lone graduate … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mayor Says Schools Won’t Reopen This Academic Year But Governor Undecided; How is Remote Learning Going for You?

Public schools will be closed through the end of the academic year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday. That means remote learning is scheduled to con … Read the rest of this entry >>

New York City Public Schools Will Close Until At Least Monday, April 20

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the New York City public schools will be closed starting on Monday, and will be closed until at least Monday, Apri … Read the rest of this entry >>

How the City Thinks About Closing Public Schools Due to Coronavirus: Local Councilmember Mark Levine Explains

What will happen if the coronavirus enters the New York City public school system with its more than 1.1 million students? Is the city ready and how will it res … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two More Private Schools and Juilliard Cancel Classes Due to Coronavirus; Activities for Older People Suspended

The Heschel School and Fordham University both canceled classes on Monday because of the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbia and Barnard Cancel All Classes for 2 Days and Plan for Remote Learning After Person Placed in Quarantine

Columbia University and Barnard canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday after someone at the university was placed on quarantine, and the university ex … Read the rest of this entry >>

Channeling Coronavirus Concern into Charity, High Schoolers Prepare to Host Homeless Men Tonight

Amid growing anxiety about the coronavirus, a group of high school students decided to redirect their energy from worry to helping the homele … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Private School Closed for Coronavirus Cleaning

The Collegiate School, which is now located between 61st and 62nd Streets near the Hudson River, closed its doors on Friday for a thorough cle … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Boys Charged in Morningside Killing Attended Same Middle School; ‘Parents Were Shaken’ But Rally to Recover

The fatal stabbing of Barnard student Tessa Majors this December in Morningside Park has reminded many New Yorkers of the 1989 Central Park Five inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

New French-English Preschool Opening on Riverside Boulevard

SPONSORED: La Maternelle is a bilingual preschool set to open this April at 80 Riverside Boulevard, between 63rd and 64th Streets. The new French and English s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposed Dual-Language High School on the UWS Wins Community Board Support

Félicitations are in order for Lafayette Academy, a public middle school currently serving grades 6-8, which received initial approval to move ahead with expa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dance With Miss Rachel Comes to the UWS; Special January Enrollment Offer

SPONSORED: Dance with Miss Rachel began in 2012 with one teacher, a rolling suitcase, and big plans. After earning a following teaching ballet to young chi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighboring School and Nonprofit Team up to Tackle a Tough Problem: Attendance

Recently, the West Side Rag went to visit PS 36, on Amsterdam Avenue and 122nd Street. A celebration was taking plac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beit Rabban Day School Gives Thanks; Experiencing the Great Programming and Learning Environment

SPONSORED: Beit Rabban Day School, a progressive Jewish day school for children in Nursery-8th Grade, warmed up the Upper West Side on the eve of the Thanksgiving Day P … Read the rest of this entry >>

Phasing Out Gifted Programs Would Have a Big Impact on the UWS; Parents Weigh In

A city proposal to eliminate gifted and talented public school programs has started a complicated discussion on the Upper West Side, where a particularly large perce … Read the rest of this entry >>