PLNY Blog

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by Carrie Solomon, Parents League School Advisor

In the NYC public school system, pre-kindergarten is available for all 4-year-olds. All New York City families with children born in 2015 are eligible to participate in Pre-K for All for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Feeling overwhelmed by NYC preschool admissions process? Parents League is here to help. With notification time upon us, we can answers your important questions regarding the timeline, possible outcomes, and effective communication with schools.
 

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by Gina Malin, Executive Director and Lisa Khakee, School Advisor

How do you know if your child is old enough for preschool? What programs and activities can you do before your child is old enough for preschool? Learn the answers to these questions from the school admissions experts at Parents League of New York.

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by Alfie Kohn, Writer and Lecturer

Even someone who really does buckle down and try harder when he fails may be doing so out of an anxious, compulsive pressure to feel better about himself rather than because he takes pleasure from what he’s doing.

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by Steve Nelson, Head, The Calhoun School

While “independent” is partially employed as a less exclusive euphemism for “private,” the independence is real. As an educational and political progressive, I’ve accepted the euphemism with ambivalence. “Independent” implies, often explicitly insists, that our schools are exempt from much public policy. I deeply appreciate the freedom, while also recognizing the privilege implicit in operating outside the constraints of public education.