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The rejection of pomp and circumstance

The Class of 2024 has lost so much. Don’t take away their graduation, too! That’s the refrain from folks concerned about the numerous cancellations of that all-important rite of walking in a cap and gown to collect a diploma. After all, this particular cohort of undergraduates missed that opportunity four years ago—just weeks after the…

Free and low-cost Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) prep

Entry to ż’s eight specialized high schools – Stuyvesant HS, Brooklyn Tech HS, Bronx Science HS, Staten Island Tech HS, HS for Math, Science and Engineering, HS of American Studies, Brooklyn Latin HS and Queens HS for the Sciences – is based exclusively on a student’s Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) score. …

Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 6 through 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Started over 70 years ago by former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, it’s a national holiday that reminds us to stop and show gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our children’s educators. From receiving words of acknowledgement to getting discounts from businesses, here are some ways…

Unique summer camp ideas in ż

The last day for ż Public School students is Wednesday, June 26. While that is nearly two months away, it’s not too early for parents to begin planning for their kid’s summer.  Here’s a list of unique summer camp ideas worth checking out: Maritime College has Maritime Adventure Camps. Campers get to go…

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