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 >>

School Nursing Shortage Has UWS Parents on Edge: ‘It’s Just a Nightmare’

On a recent Monday morning, PS 191’s assistant principal stood in front of the gleaming new school building on 61st Street and West End Avenue gre … Read the rest of this entry >>

Schechter Manhattan Launches New Name, Logo, and Website

SPONSORED: Schechter Manhattan, a K-8 Jewish day school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, announced today the launch of a new name, logo and web … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Whole Foods Anniversary Party, Sudden School Leadership Change, ‘Kickbacks for Crayons’

August 26, 2019 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 77 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lead Paint Found in UWS Classrooms; Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday

Deteriorating lead paint has been found in over 900 public elementary schools throughout New York City, including some on the Upper West Side. The p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Award Winning Entrepreneurship & Robotics Learning Center for Kids Opens on the UWS

SPONSORED: Elon Musk was only 12-years-old when he created and sold his first business - a sci-fi space game called Blastar. The coding of that game helped shape young Mu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Schechter Manhattan Special Tuition Initiative for Entering 5th Grade, Fall 2019. Come for a Spring Tour!

SPONSORED: Is your child entering 5th grade in September? Do you know someone who has a child entering 5th grade in September? Schechter Manhattan is proud to announce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meet Community Board 7’s Youngest Member; ‘Paying Attention to What’s Going On’

Pete Buttigieg has nothing on Julian Giordano, the newly appointed, 16-year-old member of Community Boa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday: Panel With Chancellor Carranza Will Talk Race and Education on UWS

A panel including Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will discuss race and education on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at the Wadleigh Secondary S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents Raise Questions About Pre-K Oversight After School’s Sudden Closure

Finger Painted Hands (FPH), the Universal Pre-K (UPK) program on West 84th Street that closed on February 28th with virtually no wa … Read the rest of this entry >>

KIPP Charter Network Gets Permission to Open New Middle School Despite Local Board’s Opposition

KIPP, a national charter school network known for strong student achievement, was given permission by a state board to open a middle school in Distr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snow Day! Public Schools are Closed on Monday

A snowstorm that was just getting started on Sunday evening is likely to inundate the city by Monday morning, and city offi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Universal Pre-K Program on 84th Street Closes Suddenly, Stranding Dozens of 4-Year-Olds (and Their Parents)

A local Universal Pre-K (UPK) program closed literally overnight last week, leaving 26 families with four-year-olds scram … Read the rest of this entry >>

KIPP Charter School Plans to Open Neighborhood Location; Local Parent Group Will Discuss on Wednesday

KIPP, a national charter school network, is planning to open a location in District 3, which includes the Upper West Side and West Har … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Charter School Program ‘Exploring’ District 3 for New Middle School, Sparking Emergency Meeting

KIPP NYC, a free public charter school program with a network of 13 schools between the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and Washington Heights, is considering … Read the rest of this entry >>

Changes to Stuyvesant and Other High School Admissions Would Have Big Local Impact; CEC3 Considering Position on Wednesday

The de Blasio administration wants to change the admissions process for the city's specialized high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in order to make those schools more div … Read the rest of this entry >>

Carranza Speaks about Diversity, Technology and Those Who ‘Aren’t as Enlightened’ at Upper West Side Town Hall

Parents, students, educators, staff, and politicians packed the auditorium at PS 163 on 97th Street Wednesday night, where New York … Read the rest of this entry >>