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A New York City high school senior has won a very prestigious award from Princeton University. Ayisha McHugh, from Poly Prep graduating class of 2012, won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her community service work in starting an organization that enables students to safely discuss race, gender, identity, and diversity issues. Her organization [...]

Manhattan's all-girl private school Brearley has spent six months looking for a new head and has finally announced who that will be. Jane Foley Fried will be the next head of school and that has a lot of people in the community excited to look toward the future. Ms. Foley comes from Phillips Academy in [...]

Horace Mann, the NYC private school in Riverdale, received some unwanted publicity this past week. So far, articles have been published in The New York Times and Gothamist about an assembly that occurred on Tuesday at the school. Visiting poets and professors Denise Duhamel, M.F.A. (Associate Professor at Florida International University) and Maureen Seaton, M.F.A. [...]

The mother of a student attending one of New York City's outstanding Firm Schools has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. The name of the recipient is Leymah Gbowee, who is a peace activist responsible for uniting Christian and Muslim women to stand up for the civil rights of children and families in [...]

On July 11, a blazing fire destroyed the Upper East Side building that houses Kehilath Jeshurun and The Ramaz School. While no one was injured in the fire, it left many students with no place to study. That is, until Temple Emanu-El (Reform; Mayor Bloomberg attends) offered its building to Ramaz's first through fourth grades. [...]

Let's be clear: starting a new private school in New York City is a difficult endeavor. Many people (non-New Yorkers and New Yorkers alike) think that the market is over-saturated, given that there are over 800 Firm Schools across the five boroughs, and it would be absurd to consider starting a new school. But as [...]

There are many reasons a person, in any field, and his or her employer separate. When a head of school voluntarily or involuntarily separates from his or her private school employer though, there is often a vacuum, a void, a hole left unfilled for the entire community of parents, faculty, and staff. Changes in heads [...]