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Edward R. Murrow HS teacher wins prestigious Sloan award

How do you teach complex macroeconomic concepts like supply and demand, balance of trade and inflation to high school students? … Full Article
 

Poly Prep begins search for new headmaster

In the wake of a surprising announcement from the headmaster of prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School that he plans to leave his job at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the co-chairs of the school’s board of trustees said they will immediately begin a search for a new headmaster. … Full Article
 

Maimonides doctor says kids need 10-12 hours of sleep

Here’s an unusual back-to-school tip for parents: Children need plenty of ZZZs in order to learn the three Rs. … Full Article
 

Meet Leng Tan, East Midwood Jewish Center's Israeli dance teacher

Mazel tov, Leng Tan. The shayna maidel (which loosely translated means “lovely lady”) who teaches Israeli dance at a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Midwood is the daughter of immigrants from Hainan Island, China. … Full Article
 

Teens conduct litter sweep of Bensonhurst streets

More than 100 Bensonhurst teenagers are spending the last weeks of summer vacation before school re-opens sprucing up the sidewalks of their neighborhood and encouraging their fellow residents to do the same. … Full Article
 

Second phase begins for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Drivers will have to pay extra attention on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has entered its next phase. … Full Article
 

Religion Vs Education: City probes Orthodox schools, 38 in Brooklyn

The story that Yeshivas serving New York's Hasidic communities – including 38 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods -- provide scant secular education to their students has hit a nerve with readers across the Internet. … Full Article
 

Teaching kids how to save, one penny at a time

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” as the old saying goes. Louis Peters agrees with that theory wholeheartedly. … Full Article
 

Felder launches ‘Wear a Helmet’ campaign for bike safety

In response to a recent report which labeled the 66th Police Precinct in Borough Park as the second most dangerous precinct in the city for bike riders, state Sen. … Full Article
 

Nadler endorses Iran nuclear deal after Obama letter

A personal letter from President Barack Obama to U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

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