The Greenburgh school district recently announced that R.J. Bailey School, its grade 4 to 6 elementary school, will become a “professional development school” through a partnership with Manhattanville College. Teachers in the school would get enhanced professional development provided by the college and college students training to become teachers will work at the school to get real-world experience. Read the details in our story here.
That seems like a good deal for the district and college, but local students and parents could be the ones to really benefit. As part of the deal, any student who graduates from Woodlands High School in the Greenburgh district with at least a B grade average will be eligible for a Manhattanville scholarship that would cover half of their tuition. Teachers in the district who enroll for classes would receive a 33 percent discount.
Tuition for 2009-10 is about $16,000, so this is welcome news for local parents.