Get Ready To Go Back To School With Staples!

By Gavriella Mahpour

Staples makes back-to-school shopping easy.

This 3M Cat Post-It Dispenser can be purchased at staples.com; photo courtesy of Staples This 3M Cat Post-It Dispenser can be purchased at staples.com; photo courtesy of Staples We know that shopping for back-to-school supplies can be time-consuming, confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, Staples is committed to simplifying this process for you and your kids! Whether you enjoy going to your local Staples store or prefer to expedite things by shopping at [more]

The 2014 Blackboard Awards For Teachers Winners

By New York Family

The City’s Brightest Teachers Offer Advice To Parents On How To Help Their Children Thrive In School And Beyond

Lisa Schalk, left, with a young student. Photo by Tashween Ali Lisa Schalk, left, with a young student. Photo by Tashween Ali Editor's Note: For more on education in New York City, see our article "Know Your Resources" One of New York Family’s community-minded events is the annual Blackboard Awards, which is the longest- running and most prestigious celebration of excellence in local education, honoring schools, principals, and teachers from [more]

Hot Trends: Cool Classes

By Mia Weber

These popular classes have technology, craft, and, other unusual focuses

Launch Math & Science Centers Launch Math & Science Centers Editor's Note: For more on classes in New York City, see our 2014 Guide To Kids' Classes Tech-tastic It’s undeniable that kids these days are going to wind up more tech-savvy than their parents. So why not hop on the very sleek and cool bandwagon and nurture your child’s tech tendencies with a fun [more]

Education 2014: Know Your Resources

By New York Family

To ensure that a child growing up in the city gets a good education, parents really do have to turn themselves into educated consumers

Launch Math & Science Centers Launch Math & Science Centers Editor's Note: For more on education in New York City, see our 2014 Blackboard Awards for Teachers To ensure that a child growing up in the city gets a good education, parents really do have to turn themselves into educated consumers. We have four thriving educational sectors—public, private, charter, and parochial—and they all [more]

20 Things To Know If Your Child Has Special Needs

By Joanna Dreifus

A Local Mom Of Two (And Special Needs Consultant) Shares Her Wisdom About Raising Children With Developmental Challenges

Winston Preparatory School.  © Thomas Volpe Winston Preparatory School. © Thomas Volpe Editor's Note: For more information on special needs, see our articles "Special Needs Evaluation Centers & Advocacy Groups" and "Entering Kindergarten With Special Needs" New York City is an exhilarating place to raise a family, but I think most parents would agree that it can be stressful, too. What’s more, if your [more]

Spend City: Navigating The City In A Financially-Savvy Way

By Hillary Chura

Our Top Expert On Thrifty Family Living In NYC Offers Some Savvy Tips On Saving In The City

Money-pile In my experience, there are ways to reduce the cost of almost any good or service your family enjoys in the city—it just takes a little creativity and moxie. I’ll get you going with some of my favorite money-saving tips for New York families, but once you start noodling it over, I’m sure you’ll come up with some of your own. I [more]