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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.  

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Founded on this day in 1913, a coalition of parents and private schools began its mission to serve as a resource and support network for families. For 105 years, Parents League has helped generations of families seeking resources and educational options, and through unequaled affiliations, has produced an array of parenting workshops and publications.



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Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting experience, and if you need help, support is available. Regardless of where you live in the country, you will likely find people to assist you.