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West 61st street, between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, is a unique street. It is the only block in New York City that has five schools. But it is also a street of changes, as these private and public schools have partnered to beautify the block while building community around it. At events on May [...]

Students from four Upper West Side private and public schools teamed up on May 24th to beautify the community and take care of trees located on 94th, 96th and 97th streets between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. The Street Tree Initiative Planting Day was part of Kids Grow New York, The Mandell School’s kindergarten yearlong class [...]

The debate over using public school space for charter and private schools in NYC has been steadily building, quite literally. The NYC Public School Parents Blog carried a recent article with some very stinging arguments and points about wealthy patrons funding and creating specialty charter schools in NYC. It appears from an article in the [...]

A controversy over health and homework is being given new life, sparked by a recent article in the NY Post. The discussions about how much homework is healthy for children has been in debate for generations, occasionally with the balance swinging wildly one way or another, but a newer debate is directly attaching health concerns [...]

NYC private and public schools located on West 61st street, between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, have come together to 'green' their block and change the face of the community. On October 24th, more than 200 children, parents and teachers planted in 16 tree beds along 61st street, marched in a community parade, and made [...]