One of the often overlooked keys to educational success is the ability of parents to keep on top of their students' ongoing needs and successes. Good communication with teachers can be critical but can also be a challenge in busy, competitive environments, like Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the rest of New York City. The following is parenting advice for those who want to optimize their experience at school conferences. read more
Sometimes schooling plans can go awry: families move to New York City during the course of an on-going school year; students face extended time away as a result of illness, behavioral sanctions, or poor performance; sometimes even a combination of the two. Whatever the case, throughout the city, and especially in Brooklyn and Manhattan, we have seen an increase in recent years of families considering short-term homeschool as a option to bridge the gap. Here, our homeschooling specialists weigh in on the considerations and options families face.