PLNY Blog

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Many families will be hearing from preschools about admissions soon. Our Senior School Advisor Lisa Khakee provides insight into the New York preschool admissions process, from when to expect notifications to what to do if your child is accepted or is waitlisted at a NYC independent school.

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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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Gina Malin sits down with Mark Lauria, the executive director of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), to talk about what is an independent school, how independent schools are regulated and how to find the right school for your own child.

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Executive Director Gina Malin and School Advisor Lisa Khakee tackle common questions parents may have as admission notifications are delivered from independent and private schools throughout the area.

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by HOPE NIMAN PROSKY, Former Director, Grace Church School

Tiny and helpless, a new baby is embraced by adoring parents who open their hearts to this long-awaited presence. Life radically changes as the new parents become acquainted with their offspring’s burgeoning personality. The first crooked smile emerges as the baby gazes into their loving eyes. Many other “firsts” follow—first tooth, first word, first step.