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PALNYC Sponsored Content: IdeaMath Contest Prep Program

PALNYC Sponsored Content IdeaMath offers AMC8 Contest Prep Programs starting Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Speyer Legacy School near Columbus Circle. Focused, tailored preparation, unique materials, problems targeted at the most challenging part of the test and independent sessions provide a strong practice for the AMC8. The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) are a series of examinations and curriculum materials…

NYC AMC8 for High Fliers in Math

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly…

Getting Back to Basics: Learning How to Learn with Summer Study at Riverdale

PALNYC Sponsored Content Despite the focus on executive function, metacognition and neuroscience and the teen brain, many teens are still reaching 8th grade without the tools they need to be great students. Quality academic instruction, self-advocacy, developing good study habits, understanding one’s own learning style, improving time-management skills, getting plenty of sleep, and healthy eating all contribute to academic success,…

Your Checklist for College Begins in 9th Grade

College Steps for High School Students, by PALNYC Guest Writer Franca Rawitz, founder of ReadySetCollegeNYC While high school juniors are now in full swing with their college search (and seniors have submitted applications), many freshmen and sophomore parents are also thinking about college steps. In fact, with the ever-increasing competition for college seats, more and more families are beginning the…

The 30,000 Ft View

As my kiddo prepares to take the ISEE and SHSAT and consider her high school options, I find myself realizing that rather than stress her out, I need a solid lay of the land. So who better to reach out to than experts and parents who’ve traveled this road before us. We are launching the ROADMAP to High School to…

Rutgers Gifted Education Conference – November 17

Classroom teachers, gifted ed specialists/coordinators, principals, and assistant superintendents/superintendents, learn how to identify and address the needs of gifted students at the Rutgers Gifted Education Conference on November 17, 2017. This year’s conference is designed with all K-12 educators in mind: Whether they’ve been identified or not, every educator works with gifted students.   Internationally recognized field leader Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska will…

Shining a Light on Gifted Children

Educators, administrators and parents, don’t miss one of education’s best conferences to support gifted and talented students at the 2017 64th Annual Convention ‘Shining a Light on Gifted Children‘ by The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) on November 9-12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. More than 300 sessions  with 16 topics strands in gifted education will be available throughout the…

PALNYC TALENT TALKS 2017, a New Collaborative Speaker Series

JOIN US for the launch of PALNYC TALENT TALKS, SPRING 2017, a new collaborative speaker series with topics YOU want to hear–– interdisciplinary, engaging and always to benefit the strengths, passion and talents of our NYC youth. We envision it as a sort of Ted Talks meets StoryCorps. So Parents, School leadership, PTA committees, PALNYC Partners, tell us what topics matter to you, what speakers and experts…

Discover YOUR Passion APRIL 22 for FREE

PALNYC invites you and your family to the Spring 2017 PALNYC TALENT TALKS, a collaborative new series featuring Hunter College’s Dr. Elissa Brown at the 4th Annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Discover Your Passion Awards Ceremony to celebrate our 2016/17 Perelstein Scholars on April 22, 2017 at The Riverdale Country School. Dr. Brown will share insights on How to Harness A Child’s Passions and Strengths, prior to…

Michael Perelstein Memorial $25,000 Scholarship Fund’s 4th Annual Discover Your Passion™ Competition, Deadline is September 30, 2016

Does your child excel in an academic area? Or 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? Entrepreneurial pursuit? If they are in 2nd to 12th grades, then they are eligible for the fourth annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Discover Your Passion™ Competition. The application deadline is fast approaching: September 30, 2016. Previous applicants who did not receive an award are…