PLNY Blog

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Parents League executive director 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.

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by Jean Schreiber, Early Childhood Educational Consultant

Parents League Executive Director, Gina Malin, sits down with early childhood educational consultant, Jean Schreiber, after Jean's informative presentation at JCC Manhattan.

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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.