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  1. NYC Schools Is there anywhere in NYC that I could take a high end designer dress and have it dyed a darker color? 10-14-2017 9:51pm (2 replies)
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    • Mme. Paulette 10-14-2017 9:53pm
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      • Thanks! I didn't know they dyed too. 10-14-2017 10:00pm
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  2. NYC Schools When send recommendation letter?...(more) 10-5-2017 2:06pm (6 replies)
    applying for K, when is best time to have friend send a recommendation letter to the school? before interview? closer to decision time? TIA
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    • What friend? Some random person with no affiliation or a mega donor? 10-5-2017 2:08pm
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      • on board, sent multiple kids there? not sure about $ 10-5-2017 2:09pm
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        • Hw cl She is friend to you? 10-5-2017 2:10pm
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          • know each other professionally 10-5-2017 2:13pm
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            • but close. she offered to write a letter to help us before we even thought about applying 10-5-2017 2:14pm
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              • WOmt really help much. Depends on the school, though. 10-5-2017 2:19pm
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  3. NYC Schools Anyone here with dc in high school at The Ideal School? Are you happy there? Anyone who considered it but ultimately decided against it? Why? TIA 9-23-2017 11:26am (12 replies)
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    • This may not be helpful, but my kids' school plays them in sports and it seems like a nice school. My kids' school is for "typical" kids and I think Ideal School's inclusiven...(more) 9-23-2017 11:28am
      is an interesting model. I would want it for a kid with certain kinds of learning differences. I think it might be a harder sell for kids without, but I love
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      • ^but IZ lo 9-23-2017 11:29am
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        • ^ugh still trying, keyboard issues. Anyway I love the mission but I don't know the specifics of the curriculum and learning approach and how they make it work. 9-23-2017 11:29am
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          • I was hoping that there might be someone with a "typical" student there who might be able to say how they feel about the academics. Their website doesn't seem to mention actual 9-23-2017 12:01pm
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            • ^^actual curriculum. 9-23-2017 12:02pm
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    • what is The Ideal School? 9-23-2017 11:31am
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      • I believe it is a school that is meant to be inclusive of kids with special needs, but tries to keep a balance of typical and sn kids. 9-23-2017 11:35am
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    • You might get more response on Special Needs. I realize your DC may no shave Special Needs, but that school is more known to SN community. 9-23-2017 11:34am
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      • yes, I thought about that, but I'm curious about DC without special needs, so I figured I would see what people said here. I like the concept of the school, but wonder whether it...(more) 9-23-2017 11:45am
        is a good school for kids without learning challenges. Is it a reasonably decent school generally speaking? I'm assuming it wouldn't be able to be as strong as schools like Horace Mann/Dalton/Trinity...but maybe Trevor Day..or at least Dwight or York?
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        • Yes, sorry, I don't really know. I think it is a choice to make that has socially strong implications and not everyone wants the pressure cooker environment of a Horace Mann. I...(more) 9-23-2017 11:49am
          have heard people say they would not choose it for a kid without learning challenges unless sit was a sibling etc. But how academically strong does a lower school have to be? Does this school stop in 8th grade? I can see a kid thriving and rising to the top academically and then you see what kind of learner they are and can go to Dalton etc in 9th grade of that kind of kid. Where od kids move onto from their? If through 8, look at high school placement and se the range. If through 12, what is the college placement like? I would be satisfied if even just a few at top colleges. If none at all, that tells a different story.
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          • They now go up to high school, but they haven't graduated a senior class yet. That will happen in 2018. If their "typical" students get into good schools (not...(more) 9-23-2017 11:57am
            necessarily ivies, but a the strong liberal arts colleges and strong state schools, that will be a sign that their model can work. (and if they can get even one or two of their special needs students in few of those schools or SUNY/CUNY schools that will be an important marker).
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  4. NYC Schools Anyone on with experience of Avenues school?...(more) 9-18-2017 4:18pm (69 replies)
    I feel like it looks good on paper, but I don't trust Chris Whittle after reading Class Clowns.
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    • Chris Whittle is evil. Avenues, and any for-profit school, is evil 9-18-2017 4:19pm
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      • The key to penetrating insight is overgeneralization. 9-18-2017 4:20pm
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    • I considered it when it first opened. One of the biggest turn offs for me, apart from it being a for profit school, was that the board was comprised almost entirely of white men....(more) 9-18-2017 4:19pm
      Didn't sit well with me for a "world school."
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      • What do you have against white men? 9-18-2017 4:20pm
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        • np. why is a school board all white men. 9-18-2017 4:21pm
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          • That doesn't explain why you think it is bad. Are they "bad" white men? 9-18-2017 4:22pm
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            • don't be obtuse. 9-18-2017 4:22pm
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              • don't avoid the question 9-18-2017 4:25pm
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                • She's making a choice about where to send her child to school. The fact that the board did not have anyone of color or any women on it was a turn-off to her. Get it? 9-18-2017 4:26pm
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                  • I do. Absolutely. She is making judgements based on literally the most superficial level, without assessing the content of anyone's character. She should learn more about MLK jr....(more) 9-18-2017 4:28pm
                    Maybe Avenues can help her child be less ignorant.
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                    • I am making my judgment based on the fact that I was completely turned off that there were apparently no non-male, non-white thought leaders in the entire country who they could...(more) 9-18-2017 4:29pm
                      find for their "global" project.
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                      • Yes, that is your judgement. Wonderful. It isn't without its own bias. 9-18-2017 4:40pm
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                        • it isn't biased to know that the world is not 100% white males and that if you're expecting a global perspective, hiring only white males is a strange way to get it. 9-18-2017 4:41pm
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                          • Wouldn't it depend on the content of their characters? 9-18-2017 4:42pm
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                            • sure. You're telling me that only the white males had sufficient character to get the position? 9-18-2017 4:43pm
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                              • Not at all! But why should something so superficial as skin color be your sole criteria? 9-18-2017 4:43pm
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                                • why feed this troll? 9-19-2017 3:55pm
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                • come on. The board doesn't just "happen" to be all white men. It was deliberate. Best case scenario - it was subconscious. 9-18-2017 4:26pm
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                  • Oh, so you have insight into the subconscious? 9-18-2017 4:28pm
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                    • no. but I can do math. 9-18-2017 4:40pm
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                      • Wait, it was the slippery mist of the subconscious and now its mathematics? Lol. 9-18-2017 4:42pm
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                        • good lord, you're an idiot. 9-18-2017 4:42pm
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                          • I think what is being revealed here is your deficiencies. :( 9-18-2017 4:43pm
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            • in 2017, i would think that women would be on a board. I mean, more than half the people in this world are women. In fact, you could argue, that more women are knowlegeable about...(more) 9-18-2017 4:23pm
              education of children then men.
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              • why, that seems to rely on stereotypes with a sprinkle of bigotry. 9-18-2017 4:26pm
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                • I hate people like you. Loathe. Have a nice night! 9-18-2017 4:26pm
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                  • You mean people who challenge the bias in your own paradigm? People who think out of your little echo chamber. Maybe one day you will truly embrace the "diversity" you only...(more) 9-18-2017 4:30pm
                    pretend to now.
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                    • It's "know" not now. and I can't deal with people who think that there's reverse racism against white people. I bet you're one of those "all lives matter" peopl 9-18-2017 4:31pm
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                      • or - hilarious - just posted similar. #whitelivesmattertoo 9-18-2017 4:32pm
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                      • No cries of "reverse racism" from me. There is either racism or there isn't. 9-18-2017 4:35pm
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                      • Thanks for the help with my typo. Means a lot. 9-18-2017 4:37pm
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                        • it's not a typo, it's a grammatical error. You're welcome. 9-18-2017 4:39pm
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                          • You are trying so hard to make a typo into a thing. That's funny. Says a lot about you and your pettiness. :) 9-18-2017 4:41pm
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                      • Can you explain how we can achieve an equality of spirit and compassion without valuing all members of society? 9-18-2017 4:39pm
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                    • you're trying to sound smart and yet.... 9-18-2017 4:31pm
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                      • and yet, I don't care what you think at all. 9-18-2017 4:38pm
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                        • yet here you are, keeping on keeping on. 9-18-2017 4:39pm
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                          • How is being on your board equivalent with caring what you think? You seem egotistical. 9-18-2017 4:44pm
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                • ok jeffery lord. 9-18-2017 4:34pm
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        • what do you have against diversity? 9-18-2017 4:22pm
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          • Nothing, I am for it. Starting with intellectual diversity. Don't believe it is a paint by numbers approach 9-18-2017 4:23pm
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            • yet it just happens that the board is all white men. 9-18-2017 4:23pm
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              • Are they somehow unworthy or unsuited to the job? 9-18-2017 4:26pm
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                • are you purposefully missing the point or just dumb? 9-18-2017 4:27pm
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                  • she's a big fan of the #whitelivesmattertoo movement 9-18-2017 4:32pm
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                  • I don't think so, it seems you have a problem with people who don't conform. 9-18-2017 4:32pm
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                    • It's not about conforming, it's about understanding the problem with having an all white male board. It is not difficult. 9-18-2017 4:34pm
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                      • You haven't explained the problem except that you don't like the optics. I think it is more about content of character, so did MLK jr. Do you know these men to be of sub-standard...(more) 9-18-2017 4:46pm
                        character?
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    • I do not have personal experience but I don't think school and for-profit should go together. Your child is necessarily less important than the bottom line. 9-18-2017 4:20pm
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      • You idiots are amazing. Do you know what kind of fat stacks non profit Harvard is sitting on? Avenues at least is being honest. 9-18-2017 4:21pm
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        • It's still different. You're pretty exercised about this, though. Are you an Avenues investor or something? 9-18-2017 4:22pm
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          • Have no connection whatever. 9-18-2017 4:23pm
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            • whatsoever 9-18-2017 4:24pm
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              • thanks, really helpful. 9-18-2017 4:25pm
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            • So a Betsy Devos fan then? 9-18-2017 4:24pm
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        • having a large endowment is COMPLETELY different than being a for profit school you moron 9-18-2017 4:23pm
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          • LOL, yeah. Because schools don't use the interest to endow chairs or pay operating expenses or build new structures or anything. Which one of us is the moron? 9-18-2017 4:24pm
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            • I can't with you. Really. 9-18-2017 4:25pm
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              • Come on back when you know how schools are run 9-18-2017 4:51pm
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        • honest about making it's management rich, sure. 9-18-2017 4:24pm
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          • You think nfp admins don't make a shitload? 9-18-2017 4:51pm
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    • They took a kid who was counseled out of DC's school for biting, among other things. They don't sound so discriminating down there. 9-18-2017 4:27pm
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    • It DOES look good on paper, but in practice, has a HUGE douche factor. 9-18-2017 4:28pm
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      • op - could you be more specific? 9-18-2017 4:35pm
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    • op - while this has certainly launched an interesting discussion, I'm still looking for information. Anyone? 9-18-2017 4:37pm
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      • You didn't ask about information 9-18-2017 4:39pm
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  5. NYC Schools What do you wear to a public high school tour? Today is the first one for us. It's one of the screened schools. 9-18-2017 1:20pm (11 replies)
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    • parent or child? 9-18-2017 1:23pm
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      • Parent 9-18-2017 1:25pm
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        • jeans and a tshirt 9-18-2017 1:25pm
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    • neat 9-18-2017 1:24pm
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    • do you really think someone is taking notes on your attire? they just want to get the damn tour over with as fast as possible. 9-18-2017 1:24pm
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      • op: I don't think they are taking notes but this is a school that requires a test and an interview so obviously they care about their admissions process. 9-18-2017 1:25pm
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        • they are focused on grades and intreview, not on attire. seriously. 9-18-2017 1:26pm
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        • Which has nothing to do with you and your clothing. 9-18-2017 1:28pm
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          • op: I understand that. I'm just asking about appropriate dress, not planning on shopping for a dress to impress outfit. 9-18-2017 1:32pm
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            • No one cares what you wear. Whatever you want. 9-18-2017 1:37pm
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    • Casual dress 9-18-2017 1:25pm
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  6. NYC Schools Anyone know the open house dates for the Clinton School or what time registration will start tomorrow? 9-11-2017 10:30pm (0 replies)
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  7. NYC Schools Anyone having any luck getting a link to register for tour at West End Secondary High School? 9-8-2017 8:14am (0 replies)
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  8. NYC Schools Rippowam / Bedford...(more) 9-6-2017 11:59am (1 reply)
    Trying to find out if Rippowam Cisqua in Bedford would be a good fit for us. We are POC, and pretty liberal.
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    • Oh. I am not sure how liberal the people are but they just redid it and it seems like a good school. Not a crunchy crowd at all. 9-8-2017 11:43am
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  9. NYC Schools St. Hilda's...(more) 9-6-2017 11:50am (2 replies)
    Thoughts on St. St. Hilda's? Progressive, Nurturing?
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    • very traditional. 9-6-2017 11:51am
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    • really liked the school when we toured...(more) 9-27-2017 2:32pm
      small, traditional but many progressive aspects incorporated into the curriculum. kids seemed very happy, HOS greeted students every morning (she's a very enthusiastic, energetic, charismatic character). Friend's DC graduated from there and loved their time. also, they start second language early which is great.
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  10. NYC Schools Thoughts on tutors in 7th grade NYC public? My DS sometimes gets double 4s, but never high ones, and has gotten 3s too. Never prepped before; considering doing it this year...(more) 9-5-2017 12:40pm (0 replies)
    (along with SHSAT class). The class I have recos for -- but how much for a tutor? How long? Is it worth it? I hate all of it -- but it's 7th grade in an NYC public. . . I have a couple of tutors recs but trying to get a sense of the broader picture.
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  11. NYC Schools Is there a good book for NYC private and public high schools? 8-9-2017 2:11pm (0 replies)
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  12. NYC Schools Girls Go To A Trip in NYC...(more) 7-28-2017 3:18am (0 replies)
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  13. NYC Schools Talk to me about Wagner Middle School - would love to hear from current parents. 7-18-2017 1:36pm (0 replies)
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  14. NYC Schools Anyone with a kid who repeated a grade in public middle school? Would love some feedback - happy? regrets? 7-12-2017 12:02pm (0 replies)
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  15. NYC Schools Applying for 2nd grade at Hackley: is ISEE primary 2 required? 7-11-2017 11:55pm (1 reply)
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    • Don't know about 2nd grade but it is a good school and a very nice school in terms of the environment there. 7-12-2017 12:00am
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  16. NYC Schools Do kids who don't go to summer school get to appeal their promotion? 6-29-2017 6:10pm (0 replies)
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  17. NYC Schools What is the process to appeal a DOE decision not to promote a student? 6-28-2017 7:57pm (7 replies)
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    • portfolio goes to superintendent. why are you challenging? 6-28-2017 8:06pm
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      • ^^ also, is there an IEP? 6-28-2017 8:06pm
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        • There is an IEP but it does not specify any modification for promotion considerations. 6-28-2017 8:13pm
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          • DC just has to meet IEP goals and can be promoted. Did DC meet goals? 6-28-2017 8:15pm
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    • Challenging because dc can produce grade level work, but may not be able to attend summer school. 6-28-2017 8:12pm
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      • Where can I find out what needs to be in a promotion portfolio? 6-28-2017 8:54pm
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  18. NYC Schools Full-watch-hd-transformers-5-the-last-knight-free-online-streaming...(more) 6-22-2017 2:04pm (0 replies)
  19. NYC Schools Is summer school mandatory in NYC for students that are not promoted? 6-22-2017 8:27am (2 replies)
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    • Who 6-22-2017 8:28am
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      • Thank you grammar police. Do you have a useful answer? 6-22-2017 8:35am
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  20. NYC Schools Best District 2 middle school for dc with IEP? 6-22-2017 8:20am (1 reply)
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    • depends on the iep and child's challenges 6-24-2017 10:28am
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  21. NYC Schools Anyone have an opinion about Harlem Hebrew Academy? 6-17-2017 9:47am (0 replies)
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  22. NYC Schools Best sn or ms option for UES middle school student with IEP, language based LD and executive function issues? 6-5-2017 3:34pm (0 replies)
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  23. NYC Schools Middle school dc with LD needs help with writing and organization. Considering summer tutor. Who can recommend someone good? 5-24-2017 8:14pm (2 replies)
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  24. NYC Schools Looking into Windward Summer program - would love feedback from families who've had kids in it. How do families handle the commute from NYC to White Plains? 5-24-2017 7:39pm (0 replies)
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  25. NYC Schools That principal at PS 267 is awful...It is so obvious she doesn't like young kids...She lacks any sense of being child-friendly....chaotic school. classes are huge and one teacher...(more) 5-17-2017 7:11pm (3 replies)
    for 25 Kindergarten kids....crazy
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    • I donít know anything about her, but 25 kids in Kindergarten is absolutely standard in public school. Do you not have any older children? 5-17-2017 7:14pm
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    • Where is ps 267? 5-17-2017 7:16pm
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      • upper east side 5-17-2017 7:27pm
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