PLNY Blog

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by Lydia Spinelli, Director, The Brick Church School

Although young children may not remember or understand everything they learn about children who live far away, exposure to them may create the disposition to be a global citizen and a feeling of responsibility to help those who have so much less than they do.

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by Scott R. Reisinger, Head, Trevor Day School

Each year thousands of parents make one of the most important decisions of their lives: To which school shall I send my child? This question reflects our concerns, worries and anxieties about competition and what we hold dear, speaking to our very core values. Where can my child find both academic success, and the pursuit of happiness? This individual decision making reflects one of the essential debates going on in a larger scale in American schooling: Can a school be a place of both academic rigor and happiness?

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by Molly H. King, Head of School, Greenwich Academy

Now more than ever the world needs the skills that engineers bring to the table. For starters, there is a pressing demand to address the fundamental human needs of food, shelter and care on a global scale. Prominent colleges and universities have joined industry in responding to this demand. University of Virginia Provost Tom Katsouleas shared with me that engineering, at its core, is simply about solving humanity’s problems.

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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.