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4/27/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #13: Private, Public & Charter NYC Single-Sex Schools

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4/21/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #12: STEM: How NYC Schools Teach Science, Technology, Engineering & Math K-12

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4/7/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #11: Benefits of Inclusion Programs for Special Needs & Typically Developing Students

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3/28/17

      Everything You Need To Know About Getting Into NYC High-School (via Gooroo.com)




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3/22/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #10: Exploring Religious (and all Lower Cost) Private Schools

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3/15/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #9: Shocking True Cost of NYC Education (Private School Financial Aid & Public School Test Prep)

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3/8/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #8: Secrets to Getting Off the Waitlist and Into Your First-Choice School

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2/22/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #7: Transferring Kids to Public, Gifted, and Private Schools AFTER Kindergarten

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2/15/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #6: How To Pick a Preschool That Will Get Your Kids Ready for Kindergarten Admissions

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2/8/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #5: Private School Testing, Child Interviews & the One Question Parents Should Never Ask Admissions

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2/1/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #4: Everything You Need To Know To Get Into Hunter College Elementary School

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1/26/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #3: How Charter Schools Earn Top State Test Scores - And You Can, Too

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1/17/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #2: Insider Tips for How to Prep and Apply To Public School Gifted Programs

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1/9/17

      Raising Your NYC Bright Kids #1: Everything the Department of Ed Won't Tell Parents About Filling Out Kindergarten Connect

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12/5/16

      Episode #30: Why Choose General Ed Over G&T
Is your school cafeteria violating the health code, Kindergarten Connect opens, help for parents whose school was rezoned, Hunter and G&T test prep tips, and find out why one Manhattan mom turned down a gifted program for General Ed!




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11/28/16

      Episode #29: Why Take a Chance on a New Elementary School & New G&T Planned!
High School and Middle School applications due, Kindergarten Connect opens, many families have just been rezoned out of their local schools, gifted programs will be harder than ever to get into, a new G&T is coming, but it’s one you don’t apply to. All your 2017 options explained, plus an interview with BASIS Independent Manhattan Head, explaining why parents should consider taking a chance on a brand new elementary school.




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11/14/16

      Episode #28: How To Move From General Ed to Citywide G&T
Which UWS schools are set to be rezoned, more competition for G&T and unzoned schools than ever, middle-schools finally reveal how they pick students, and Brooklyn mom spills the beans on how she managed to move her child from General Ed to a citywide accelerated school for 1st grade - and how you can, too!




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11/7/16

      Episode #27: The Difference Between District Gifted & General Ed
They use the same curriculum, so what’s the actual difference between General Education and District Gifted & Talented programs? Queens moms tells all! Plus, middle school applications, UWS rezoning, and when you can start applying for public school Kindergarten 2017!




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10/31/16

      Episode #26: Secrets of Getting Into Hunter College Elementary & High-School
Hunter College parent and test prep expert explains what you can do to get your child in, plus admission deadlines and how to pick the perfect test date!




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10/24/16

      Episode #25 Secrets of Getting Into Private School & Rezoning Shocker
Will your Kindergarten be rezoned? Will there be fewer G&T spots? Plus, charter school applications open & Parents League Head reveals what private schools are really looking for.




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10/17/16

      Episode #24: Benefits of a K-5 School & Applying to G&T 2017
Could there still be spots left for G&T and top General Ed 2016? Plus, a new way to hold back Fall birthday kids and why you should consider a K-5th grade school.




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10/10/16

      Episode #23: Testing for Kindergarten, Testing for High-School and New Dual Language Program
Hear all the latest NYC School News, including Gifted & Talented Kindergarten applications, how to rank different high-schools to maximize your chance of getting in, test prep tips for all grades, and there’s a brand new Dual Language program coming to the Upper West Side (that’s open citywide)! The Google Doc referenced in the interview is available at: http://bit.ly/1RTJvlT




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10/3/16

      Episode #22: Manhattan Country School Head explains their sliding scale model, plus all your private school Financial Aid options. In the news: District 3 rezoning, charter school expansion, trouble at two Performing Arts High-Schools, and a new way to transfer public schools.



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9/25/16

      Episode #21: UWS Dad reveals what's really going on with District 3 rezoning, SHSAT gets major overhaul, charter school wins $10,000,000 grant & options for NYC parents looking for a more international education.



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9/18/16

      Episode #20: The very latest news on testing for Hunter College Elementary School and public school Gifted & Talented programs, plus applying to high-school for 2017 and exclusive SHSAT test prep tips.



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5/23/15

      Episode #19: What Can I Do Over the Summer to Prep My Child For Kindergarten Testing in the Fall? -- Mention this podcast and get a 10% discount on the Summer Camp below!



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5/16/15

      Episode #18: The Why, When & How of Transferring Your Child From Public to Private School



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5/9/15

      Episode #17: How To Transfer From Private School Into a Public G&T or General Education Program in a Non-Entry Point Year



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5/2/15

      Episode #16: Unhappy With My Public School Placement, Waitlisted at All the Private Schools I Applied To... Is It Too Late To Apply To Other Private Schools?



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4/25/16

      Episode #15: Waitlisted for Public School? What Parents Can Do!



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1/11/16

      Episode #14: Applying to NYC Kindergarten 2017? What You Should Be Doing Starting Right NOW!



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1/4/16

      Episode #13: Your Dual Language Program Options (Public, Charter & Private)



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12/14/15

      Episode #12: All Your NYC Religious School Options: Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker & More



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12/7/15

      Episode #11: How Should Preschool Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten Admissions?



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11/30/15

      Episode #10: Traditional or Progressive Education - What's Best For Your Child?



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11/16/15

      Episode #9: School Options for Your Child With Special Needs: Inclusion & Stand Alone Programs



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11/9/15

      Episode #8: Gifted Schools: Should You Opt For Public Or Private?



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11/2/15

      Episode #7: Charter Schools: The Good, the Bad & the Controversial



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10/26/15

      Episode #6: It’s About Time: Holding Your Child Back, Accelerating Them & a Timeline of Everything



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10/19/15

      Episode #5: To Prep or Not to Prep: Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten Testing



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10/12/15

      Episode #4: Gifted & Talented Programs: Citywide v. District, Accelerated v. Enriched, When/Where Can You Test, How High Do You Need to Score, Odds Of Getting In?



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10/5/15

      Episode #3: Your Public School Options: Districts, Zones, General Education, Dual Language, Magnet Schools, Kindergarten Connect & More!



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9/28/15

      Episode #2: Hunter College Elementary & Private School Admissions: Applications are already available!



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9/21/15

      Episode #1: What Are My Choices? When Do I Apply? How Do I Get In?



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