Category: Elementary

Hello P.A.L [Parents of Accelerated Learners] NYC,

Welcome to PALNYC, If your child exhibits advanced abilities in reading, music, art, math or other areas, seems intensely curious or sensitive, appears bored or acts out in the general ed classroom, is already a bit too good at negotiating, or if you are simply looking for resources, programs and innovative tools to support your child’s learning needs, then you…

Every Student Succeeds Act

Everyone’s talking about the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will render No Child Left Behind virtually obsolete. According to The Atlantic: The Senate on Wednesday approved the Every Student Succeeds Act, the bill that will reauthorize the nation’s 50-year-old omnibus education law and make the “pretty-much-universally despised” No Child Left Behind obsolete. The legislation, which has already gotten the Obama administration’s…

It’s Here! The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented ‘Right Fit’ Symposium & Benefit, March 12, 2015

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12, 2016 and join PALNYC and our partners at the 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit— one day to invest in your child’s future. Update your calendar! PALNYC announces the second biennial 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit is now on Saturday, March 12, 2016! — one day to invest in your child’s future. This day-long symposium,…

PALNYC in partnership with School Choice Solutions announces $20,000 in scholarship available for students with exceptional talents!

The 2015 Discover Your Passion Competition is now taking applications for the chance to win $5,000 in scholarship money and the September 16th deadline is fast approaching! Does your child have a passion they would like to pursue further? Music? Soccer? Science? Drawing? Video Game Design? Debate? Entrepreneurship? If your child is in the 2nd to 8th grade and enrolled in…

Finding the RIGHT FIT at the Wrong Time

The school year is coming to a close and while most families have secured school placement for the 2015/2016 school year, many parents are looking for back-up plans. What do you do when you’re in a pinch to find a better program and you’re not able to plan a year in advance? PALNYC asked Alina Adams, author of Getting Into…

Reminder: Don’t Miss Breaking Through Walls 2e Conference

Calling all parents of Twice Exceptional Learners: Breaking Through Walls- Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education Conference & Gala is tomorrow and you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and collaborate with educational professionals, physicians, lawyers, advocates and other parents at this groundbreaking conference. Book your ticket now to the premiere NYC conference for parents of Twice Exceptional children.…

PALNYC Supports ‘Breaking Through Walls & Featured Events for G&T Families

Spring is fast approaching and with it, more great local workshops for parents, educators and families. Check out the new line up of Spring Workshops from PALNYC and then head over to the Spring 2015 Calendar of Events for a complete listing of other great local workshops and conferences happening this Spring.

Featured Event: Breaking Through Walls

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.39.16 AMBreaking Through Walls- Breakthroughs in Twice Exceptional Education Conference & Gala with The Quad Preparatory School – As the first and only NYC conference focusing exclusively on Twice Exceptional children, this national conference, hosted by The Quad Preparatory School, will bring together cutting-edge Twice Exceptional providers including physicians; educators; psychologists; therapists; lawyers; and advocates; children who are gifted and learn differently, and their parents. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event page.

Location & Details: 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

9:00am – 5:00pm

The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St

Prices start at $75 for students and up Continue reading

Who was Your Favorite Teacher?

We all have one… My third grade teacher Miss Fletcher still stands out in my memory as the teacher responsible for my love of language, whose weekly spelling bees made learning fun and built confidence at the same time. To celebrate teachers like her, The Blackboard Awards, founded by New York Family‘s parent company, Manhattan Media celebrate teachers and principals of excellence from…

The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair

Welcome Families, Educators & Ed Tech Enthusiasts! Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC and New York Family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair:  Introducing Families to Ed Tech Learning Tools through Engaging Play Part carnival, part scavenger hunt, part education fair for parents and their children in kindergarten through 8th grade, the A’Fair is an interactive, fun-filled event that introduces NYC…

A Game Show Opportunity, Smart Families Only Need Apply…

A casting crew reached out to PALNYC for an upcoming Prime Time Game Show opportunity. Lion Television is looking for NYC families and you guys are it: Is your family fun-loving, competitive and ready for prime time? Then you’ll have a blast and earn some cash trying out this big, brand new prime time game show. Lion Television, producers of Cash Cab,…