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]

New York Family Partner: The Alexander Robertson School

By Eric Messinger

With an accomplished new leader, the Alexander Robertson School is attracting families excited by their outstanding academics & nurturing environment

ARS Irwin and Leslie Feb 2014 ARS head of school Irwin Shlachter. Photo by Jessica Earnshaw. Located on the Upper West Side, near Central Park, the Alexander Robertson School (ARS) is the very model of a small, nurturing private school (Pre-K through grade 5) where all the teachers and administrators know all the students, and parents, too, are an important part of the school community. This [more]

Education News: Universal Pre-K

By Mia Weber

Mayor de Blasio recently sat down for a round-table discussion with teachers and bloggers about the changes coming to New York City’s Pre-K landscape

BpOV0skIgAABN_Y Last Tuesday, June 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery, attended and participated in a round-table discussion on the Mayor's universal pre-K goals and programs (a top priority of de Blasio's administration). The discussion with educators, administrators, and bloggers (including Amy Oztan of Selfish Mom, Isabel Kallman of alphamom, and New York Family's [more]

The 2014 Blackboard Awards For Teachers: Event Photos

By New York Family

See a photo slideshow from the 2014 Blackboard Awards for Teachers ceremony at Scholastic

IMG_9869 On Monday, June 2, the 2014 Blackboard Awards For Teachers honored 15 of the finest educators in the city at a special ceremony at Scholastic’s headquarters in Manhattan.  Dana Points, the editor-in-chief of Parents and American Baby magazines, was the emcee. In addition to Scholastic, the sponsors included the United Federation Of Teachers (UFT), the City University of New York (CUNY), [more]