• The 2012-2013 Ultimate Guide To Education

    New York Family’s annual guide to school success for city children.

    By New York Family

    Issues

    The Loss Of Our “Secret Sauce”
    A Local Educator Worries That A Single-Minded Focus On Standardized Test Is Killing What’s Truly Great About An American Education

    The Hot Education Book For Parents
    A New Book Reports On The Surprising Ways That Traits Like Grit And Curiosity Can Improve Success In School And Life

    What Parents Can Learn From Teachers
    We Asked Some Of NYC’s Best Teachers For Advice On How Parents Can Help Raise Successful Students. Take Out Your Notepads

    Plans For The Precocious
    What You Need To Know About Raising A Gifted Child In The City

    The Revenge Of The POS (Parent Over Shoulder)
    To Put Together A Glossary Of Teenage Texting For Parents, We Knew Just Who To Ask: Our Summer Intern!

    Admissions

    Are All Those Crazy Things One Hears About NYC School Admissions True?
    New York Family’s Editor Shares His Experiences As A Journalist And A Parent

    Looking Ahead
    A Talented NYC High School Senior Shares Her Thoughts On What Middle School And Early High School Students Can Do Now To Prepare For College (Without Driving Themselves Crazy)

    Enrichments & Extracurriculars

    Leaders Of The Pack
    Ask Your Kid: The Best Backpacks Are Sturdy, Stylish, And Fun

    Changing Their Environment
    Six Projects Show How NYC Schools Are Putting Green Teaching Into Practice

    15 Ways To Turn On Learning
    The Latest And Greatest Apps That Will Teach Your Kids To Love Learning (Seriously)

    Educate Yourself!
    Our Recommended List Of Education Resources For Local Parents, Plus Crib Notes On New Schools.

  • Calendar

    AMNH Fall Morning Bird Walks At Central Park

    Observe the beauty of fall bird migration with the American Museum of Natural History and ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays, 7... [more]

    Toddler Tuesday At Lakeside Rink

    Get your little one on wheels at Toddler Tuesday at Prospect Park's Lakeside Rink. You and your child can skate around the... [more]

    Mad. Sq. Kids EXPLORE! In Madison Square Park

    Discover the hidden delights of NYC's iconic Madison Square Park with your little ones! Go on a scavenger hunt, learn... [more]

    Open House At Dancewave

    Brooklyn's Dancewave  studio is opening its doors for a full week of free dance classes for all ages and abilities!... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    Open House At Dancewave

    Brooklyn's Dancewave  studio is opening its doors for a full week of free dance classes for all ages and abilities!... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    Open House At Dancewave

    Brooklyn's Dancewave  studio is opening its doors for a full week of free dance classes for all ages and abilities!... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    5Pointz Collaboration With The Children’s Museum Of The Arts

    Practice the art of graffiti while learning about the famous 5Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens. 5Pointz has hosted works... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    Family Day At The Queens Zoo

    All ages are invited to the Queens Zoo for Family Day! Zoo visitors will learn about the animals of the... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

    Natural Histories at American Museum of Natural History

    Now through October 2014, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can learn how scientific illustration played a key... [more]

    IMAX: Great White Shark at American Museum of Natural History

    Narrated by Bill Nighy, Great White Shark, the latest IMAX documentary film at the American Museum of Natural History, gets... [more]

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