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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown’s underground isn’t just made up of subway trains and tunnels. It is also home to an intricate network of water mains and other pipes that help transport water from the Catskill Mountains to New Yorkers’ kitchens and bathrooms, second graders from P.S. 276 learned during a field trip to the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The total number of kindergarteners anticipated to attend Lower Manhattan elementary schools is higher than it was this time last year, according to the city Dept. of Education, a fact that has Downtown parents concerned. Elizabeth Rose, the D.O.E.’s former director of portfolio planning for Lower Manhattan, delivered the news to […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  The unseasonably warm weather could have people feeling like it’s already spring, which would mean it’s time for the annual Taste of Tribeca. But we’re not yet quite there. However for the folks that dedicate their time planning the annual event, which serves as a fundraiser for P.S. 234 and P.S. […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Crowds gathered at Roosevelt Park on Monday for the Fireworks Festival, one of the day’s many events marking the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  If state legislators and other elected officials representing Lower Manhattan have their way, Chinese New […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Ten-year-old Owen Gallagher, who attends P.S. 89, lives the life of a typical fifth grader: He goes to class and, afterwards, plays sports and hangs out with his friends. Owen, however, can’t hear on his own. In third grade, he was diagnosed with moderately-severe sensorineural hearing loss and has relied on […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Marshall James Kavanaugh " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] The TeachLivE technology, developed to help future teachers learn to interact with students, was unveiled at Pace University last Wednesday. BY MARSHALL JAMES KAVANAUGH  |  It was a scene out of science fiction. Trina Schattenkirk, a Pace University School of Education graduate and New […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  One of the most common catch phrases among educators today is “global community.” Schools, whether private or public, are aiming to offer their students the best avenues to allow them to become global citizens and to receive an education that ensures success in any profession, anywhere in the world. A Lower […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES | The NYC Dept. of Education’s third go-around at a proposal to rezone schools in Lower Manhattan was unveiled on Monday night. And although the plan will likely be approved, it is still unsettling in the minds of some Downtown teachers, parents and education advocates. The major difference between the previous proposals […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The Department of Education’s latest school rezoning proposal was unanimously struck down, yet again, last week. The rejection could mean the Peck Slip elementary school will not get its own zone before it incubates in Tweed Courthouse next fall. At its monthly calendar meeting on Nov. 16, Community Education Council District […]

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  BY ALINE REYNOLDS | The city Department of Education, at the urging of Downtown parents, has devised a new proposal to rezone schools in Lower Manhattan. The only problem is some parents are still unhappy with the plan. At Community Education Council District Two’s Nov. 8 zoning committee meeting, Elizabeth Rose, the D.O.E.’s portfolio […]

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