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New York City private school kindergarten results are here! Abacus Guide parents are feeling joy. Three emails we received today:
Happy Kindergarten Notification Day! We are thrilled to tell you that we just received an acceptance letter from <elite girls school> (our top choice)!
Thank you for all of your help!
I’m thrilled to report <child> got into <elite boys school>!!!
Thank you so much for all of your advice over the last year. You were amazing. Please let me know if we can ever serve as a reference - we’d be happy to do it.
Here are the results! What a process.
I really want to thank you for everything you have done. Honestly, you’ve been the most helpful of anyone at any point in this entire endeavor. Including my family!
Every month, we send out our exclusiveNYC Private School Admissions Newsletter. A former client emailed us back:
Thought you might like to know that <son's name> finished his 9th grade in good standing, with a high GPA for the year, even with all the time management struggle with honors classes, after-school sports, and outdoor activities. His goal is to do even better next year, so we're keeping our fingers crossed!
Can't thank you enough for your help in getting him into a good school! I am starting to worry (of course, right?) about what to do with regards to college, but I guess we have time to prepare.
We enjoy your newsletters as always (thank goodness, we can just now read it with amusement as we reflect on our own experience)!
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Education entrepreneur Chris Whittle, a co-founder of Edison Schools and Avenues, is founding a new Brooklyn school this fall, named, appropriately enough, "Whittle School". The initial description of the school sounds a lot like Avenues:
Whittle School plans capacity for 90,000 students in 15 countries, with much of its leadership from China, India and the U.S. "We were building from scratch an organization that was very intentionally bi- and tri-cultural," Mr. Whittle said. "It's been very challenging."
Here at Abacus Guide, we will be waiting and seeing before recommending this new school to our clients. We certainly foresee that there may be strong demand from international students from East and South Asia, as their parents and school consultants frequently call us for help finding schools.
Whittle still owes $5.8 million to his previous start-up, Avenues. According to Leslie Brody at the Wall Street Journal:
Avenues officials said Wednesday that Mr. Whittle still hadn't paid the debt and that they are seeking to force a sale of his estate in Long Island's East Hampton, which they say was appraised at more than $100 million. It sits near the Atlantic Ocean with a view of Georgica Pond.
"Chris has failed to meet his commitments to Avenues," said Jeff Clark, president of Avenues: The World School, by email.
David Shaw made a hedge trade on his children's academic futures, donating $1 million every year for ten years to Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Princeton, and half that to Brown and Columbia. Just solid asset management, according to Dealbreaker.
The Meritocracy Trap: A new book argues that rather than being a democratic ideal, acquisition of status and wealth based strictly on merit has been a disaster for America. The Wall Street Journal review.