Category: High School

One Last Opportunity to Shine

Don’t forget that Wednesday, September 20 is the deadline to enter the 5th Annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion™ Competition. Do you know a student who would like to pursue a passion further? Violin? Soccer? Chess? Science? Drawing? Video Game Design? Debate? Social Justice? Improv? If they are in 2nd to 12th grades in New York City, then they are eligible for the fifth annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion™ Competition. Applications will be accepted from April 22, 2017 until September 20, 2017. Previous…

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,…

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…

RIISE Parent Power Conference is Today!

Just a reminder… Don’t miss the Parent Power Conference 2014 today hosted by RIISE. We’re big fans of RIISE – for families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. The one-day event,  Saturday, June 7, will be held at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, brings together highly engaged parents & private,…

NJAGC Annual Conference & Family Event

Reserve your Zipcar or book your train ticket and take the kiddos along to the NJAGC’s 22nd Annual Conference, ‘Gifted in the Real World.’ The two-day event offers a day for educators on Friday, March 8 and a Family Day Program for parents and kids on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 pm, at The Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater…

It’s ‘Parents as Partners’ Week in NYC

This just in… As part of a new initiative by the DOE, we’re pleased to see a dedicated week-long event for parent involvement that starts today! We’ve contacted the DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement Executive Director Jesse Mojica for more information, so stay tuned. For registration, sign up here. According to the DOE website: The Parent Academy is…

Young, Gifted & Neglected

If you missed the NYT op-ed by Chester E. Finn Jr., a longtime education analyst who heads the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, it’s worth a read. The good news, New York City has 24 EXAM schools that met the criteria for his study. The op-ed hits the main points that those of us who’ve found the ‘right fit for our child’ already…

Finding New York City’s ‘Top’ School for YOUR Child

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. That’s what I’ve learned, and sometimes it pays off. With so many choices in New York City– and yet sometimes so few appropriate or viable options– how do you choose the best school for your child? As parents, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hoops you have to jump…