PLNY Blog

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by KELLEY GRANT, Executive Director, La Escuelita

Infancy through age 5 is believed to be a critical period in learning a second language. With 50 percent more brain synapses than adults, children can observe and process more at younger ages. By adolescence, the ability to learn an additional language greatly diminishes.

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by Kal Chany, College Financial Aid Consultant

Don't let the process of applying for financial aid intimidate you. Kalman A. Chany, a college financial aid consultant and the author of Paying for College Without Going Broke, tackles common financial aid questions and provides solid answers through in this discussion with Gina Malin, Executive Director, Parents League of New York.

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by JOHN PALFREY Head of School, Phillips Academy, Andover

Raising and educating children was hard enough as it was. The addition of a new variable to the equation seems a bit unfair. Our children’s use of technology, which seems to change by the month if not by the week, is like adding a whole series of new variables. The equations that have gotten harder have to do with social and emotional growth, concerns about getting into schools or obtaining a first job, and how to optimize technology use for academic development.

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by Kathleen Carroll Giles, Head of School, Middlesex School

I was running some errands last weekend along a busy suburban road, and as an inveterate (and involuntary) reader, I found myself noticing not only the plethora of garage sale signs that sprung up over the weekend, but also several advertising signs new to my eyes. “Playground falls can lead to lifelong injury,” warns the sign out in front of an acupuncture office. “Grades too low? Get help before exams!” exhorts a sign 50 or so yards down the road, posted in front of a franchised tutoring business.

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We were excited to bring Aija Mayrock to speak at Trevor Day School on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30pm! Watch this short video to learn more about Aija and her book.