Message Board > how can I learn about NYC schools

Hi there. Hoping you might be able to help me. I am a former teacher/former professor and am moving to NYC to work as a full-time educational consultant/tutor/test prepper (have designed my own materials and tested them with great success). I know I'm great at what I do, but I also know I need to learn about the NYC school system in order to succeed. Aside from the NYC schools wesite, can you recommend any great sites that can help me? My experience has me prepared to work with pre-school through HS (though I don't want to do SAT prep, I also do college counseling). Any suggestions are most welcome and will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterformer professor
I think the most important thing you need to know is how competitive they are. Even public middle and high schools handle admissions on a competitive basis. To my knowledge, that makes NYC different than any other public school system in the country. For specific information about schools, there are trade books that list the private schools in New York and the public schools and describe the admissions policies and culture at each. Barnes and Noble carries them. The ones on the public schools are by Clara Hempill (sp?). I don't remember the name or author of the ones on private schools but the title is something like Best Private Schools in New York. Also check out the websites; and the website on private school admission run by Emily Glickman: Hope that helps. Good luck!
May 29, 2009 | Registered CommenterHelicopter Mom