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Summary from POV website: "American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from [...]

Do you have a child that is going to be attending nursery or elementary school in New York City in Fall 2014? Are you stressed out with the lengthy and obscene process of trying to gain admittance to the limited number of schools? Do you feel the admittance process for nursery and elementary schools has [...]

As we now do every year, we are are highlighting "Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1 and Part 2. Below is Part 3. Among the NYC schools, topics, and [...]

As we now do every year, we are are highlighting "Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1. Below is Part 2. Among the NYC schools, topics, and people highlighted: Wendy [...]

We are recommending the American Promise Documentary, which opens at the IFC Center & Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on October 18th, 2013 in NYC. Here is the film summary: The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper [...]

As we now do every year, we are are highlighting "Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. Below is Part 1: To see other video clips available on the NYC Private Schools Blog, look at: [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Below is Part 6, where we learn where the children will attend school. Among [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Below is Part 5. Among the NYC schools, topics, and people highlighted: Wendy Levy from Ephiphany [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Below is Part 4. Among the NYC schools, topics, and people highlighted: Steve Nelson from The Calhoun School; [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1 and Part 2. Below is Part 3. Among the NYC schools, topics, and people highlighted: Wendy Levy from Ephiphany Community Nursery School; Dr. [...]

Brooklyn Castle opens today, October 19, 2012, in NYC at The Landmark Sunshine Theater and Lincoln Center - Elinor Bunin Theater. This inspring film is worth a trip for the whole family to watch together: Official Synopsis: "Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1. Below is Part 2. Among the NYC schools, topics, and people highlighted: Wendy Levy from Ephiphany Community Nursery School, Marlene Barron from Westside [...]

"Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. Below is Part 1: To see other video clips available on the NYC Private Schools Blog, look at: Kindergarten Admissions, Nursery School Admissions, Prep for Prep, Private School [...]

What if you looked at war as though women mattered? What if you looked at peace as though women mattered? These two questions are at the heart of Women, War & Peace, a comprehensive global media initiative on the changing roles of women in war and peace. Filmed in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia [...]

Gospel for Teens

In case you did not catch Lesley Stahl's 60 Minutes segment on Gospel for Teens, it aired again tonight. In the the segment, Ms. Stahl follows the leader, Vy Higginsen, and students of this inspirational Harlem gospel music program for a year. Oh, and yes, as Deadline recently reported, Illuminaton Entertainment and Universal Pictures recently [...]

What do you get when you cross teenage angst with an elite Manhattan private school? Answer: "The Art of Getting By." The movie starring Emma Roberts, Julia's less illustrious though still beautiful niece, hasn't exactly received rave reviews. But the reviews haven't been all bad either. The New York Times gives it a firm "ehh, [...]

Another year, another film focusing on the NYC kindergarten admissions or NYC nursery school admissions process. "The Best and the Brightest," is a new comedy set in the world of NYC kindergarten admissions. The film is co-written and directed by Josh Shelov and stars Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Kate Mulgrew, Christopher McDonald, [...]

Filmmaker Douglas Morse presents a parent’s eye view of New York City Admissions, The Kindergarten Shuffle. The 90 minute docudrama follows parents as they search for the best school for their children. For parents of preschoolers, this is a can’t miss event! Post screening talkback with director and actors and Q&A about the admissions process. [...]

Can YOUR NYC SCHOOL CHEF make the cut, or will HE or SHE be CHOPPED? Food Network is seeking the next round of skilled chefs to compete on one of the hottest cooking completion shows. AND… They are expanding their reach to chefs from the New York City educational system (NYC Private & Public Schools) [...]

Blackboard Bubble, a documentary by Jeff Deutchman (Calhoun and Riverdale alum), explores the subculture of NYC educators, asking teachers why they chose to teach at private schools rather than public schools, how they think the crisis in public education might be fixed, and whether private school teachers are part of the problem or part of [...]

To celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary, BBC is offering a free download of Planet Earth's first episode, "Pole to Pole" on iTunes. It will be available from April 12 – 26. The series, first released in 2007, includes 11 episodes, all of which are also available for download at the price of $1.99 per episode [...]