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RIISE Parent Power Conference 2014: Reasons to Choose an Independent School for School Choice! About RIISE RIISE = Resources In Independent School Eduration. RIISE builds bridges between families of color and the culture of independent schools with strategies for success through recruitment, retention and beyond. Location: Convent Avenue Bapist Church (420 West 145th Street @ [...]

On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that. Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, literacy and enrichment activities that will keep your K-6th grader engaged all summer [...]

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU's Courant Institute for our FREE 4-Part Math Series. CMT's Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo will show parents and educators what's Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children. What kinds of activities help children develop their mathematical abilities? This [...]

What are the best Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs in NYC?…….. Well, we all know that depends on YOUR child…...and of course who you ask….. So come find out more, as we go NAVIGATING NYC’s G&T OPTIONS: Parent Perspectives Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] and our panel of parents from Hunter, Citywide, Districtwide, [...]

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU's Courant Institute for our FREE 4-Part Math Series. CMT's Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo will show parents and educators what's Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children. What kinds of activities help children develop their mathematical abilities? This [...]

The PSAT/NMSQT® may not seem that important compared to the SAT® or ACT®, but taking this exam, and doing well, has significant benefits! Taking the PSAT junior year, gives students the opportunity to qualify for several scholarships. Also, according to the College Board, on average students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score 146 points higher on [...]

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU's Courant Institute for our FREE 4-Part Math Series. CMT's Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo will show parents and educators what's Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children. What kinds of activities help children develop their mathematical abilities? This [...]

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU's Courant Institute for our FREE 4-Part Math Series. CMT's Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo will show parents and educators what's Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children. What kinds of activities help children develop their mathematical abilities? This [...]

Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] is pleased to present the PALNYC Workshop Series, Spring 2014 Season. Our signature workshops are back including, Navigating NYC's G&T Options with an inside look at the programs that best accommodate advanced learners, and Supporting Your Child's Gifts & Talents All Summer Long, offering practical ways to prevent learning [...]

Starting to think about sending your child to camp for the first time? The New York Family Camp Fair Series consists of free events, presented by the American Camp Association- NY & NJ and brings dozens of camps straight to parents, providing previews of the summertime experience that can have a huge, positive impact on [...]

It’s that time of year when questions like “What’s on the SAT?”, What’s on the ACT?”, “Should I take both? “How important are these exams really in the college admissions process?” can preoccupy the minds of students and parents alike. To demystify it all, Kaplan Test Prep will holds its free National Practice Day on [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Please contact shamir@shamirkhan.com directly to obtain a discount code for NYC Private Schools Blog readers (or if your need a scholarship to attend for free). If you a school administrator, please [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Below please find a PARTIAL list of confirmed speakers & moderators. There are a number of other speakers who have committed, but we are awaiting final confirmation and will publish their [...]

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 26, 2013! It’s time to Collaborate, Innovate and Educate for the benefit of NYC’s high potential youth. The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium, a one-day symposium, is the first of its kind- a collaborative effort, reaching across university and school boundaries, past politicians and beyond bureaucracy. It’s about parents [...]

Resources In Independent School Education (RIISE) presents: 4th Annual RIISE Boutique Recruitment Event: Bridging the Gaps between Families of Color and the Culture of Independent Schools Where: Sarah Lawrence College Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013 Time: 2pm - 5:30pm Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8177100929/riiseorg What You Can Expect: Inspiring Keynote Address RIISE Roadmap to Independent School Success & [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is an NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day [...]

Resources In Independent School Education (RIISE) presents: 4th Annual RIISE Boutique Recruitment Event: Bridging the Gaps between Families of Color and the Culture of Independent Schools Where: Sarah Lawrence College Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013 Time: 2pm - 5:30pm Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8177100929/riiseorg What You Can Expect: Inspiring Keynote Address RIISE Roadmap to Independent School Success & [...]

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 26, 2013! It’s time to Collaborate, Innovate and Educate for the benefit of NYC’s high potential youth. The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium, a one-day symposium, is the first of its kind- a collaborative effort, reaching across university and school boundaries, past politicians and beyond bureaucracy. It’s about parents [...]

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 26, 2013! It’s time to Collaborate, Innovate and Educate for the benefit of NYC’s high potential youth. The NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium, a one-day symposium, is the first of its kind- a collaborative effort, reaching across university and school boundaries, past politicians and beyond bureaucracy. It’s about parents [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. workshop series helps parents understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a dialogue with you about [...]

RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013: What it Takes to Get In and Succeed at an Independent School About RIISE RIISE = Resources In Independent School Education. RIISE empowers families of color and independent schools to build networks and bridge the gap through a vibrant community built on a digital platform supported with live events. The [...]