news

May
23

New York to increase weekly instruction for medically fragile students

New York state officials will increase the number of hours students with medical conditions must receive after a flurry of questions from parents and school districts — but the mandate won’t take effect until the 2023-2024 school year. The changes affect students who, for medical reasons, won’t be in school for at least 10 days […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

Will expanding ‘gifted’ programs help or hurt NYC schools already struggling with enrollment?

Chancellor David Banks has argued it’s important to dramatically expand New York City’s gifted and talented program to lure families back to public schools amid years long sagging enrollment. But in one corner of Harlem, the city’s plan set off a debate over whether opening more classrooms for “gifted” students would really be a boost […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

‘Sensory canoes’ and climbing walls: Inside NYC’s recovery program for students with disabilities

Five-year-old Bradley often struggles to sit still and is prone to wandering. But on a recent Saturday morning, he was calm, sprawled on a bean bag chair in a Brooklyn classroom, the lights turned down, and his socks cast aside. The only glow came from four illuminated vertical tubes filled with bubbles and a laptop […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

NYC’s ‘community schools’ are a lifeline for many students. Dozens are bracing for cuts.

Big cuts are coming to nonprofits that partner with dozens of New York City’s “community schools,” providing them with wraparound support for students, such as mental health services, attendance monitoring, and dental or vision check-ups. One organization that serves a 1,600-student Queens high school may have to slash a program helping students apply for college. […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

State officials: 180,000 teachers needed over the next decade

The New York State education industry is facing a crisis. The New York State Teacher Retirement Program projects more than one third of teachers are currently eligible or will soon be eligible to retire. They estimate districts will need up to 180,000 teachers within the next decade. “The teacher shortage is definitely not looming anymore. […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

NYC education panel approves school funding formula after last month’s rejection

Following a stunning rejection last month, New York City’s education panel approved Wednesday the city’s school funding formula for next year, as Schools Chancellor David Banks promised to create a group that will review the 15-year-old formula. The commitment from the city followed concerns from some panel members and public school advocates who want the […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
23

Embrace of Phonics … In the Fight Over How to Teach Reading, This Guru Makes a Major Retreat

Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading. Critics may not be appeased. For decades, Lucy Calkins has determined how millions of children learn to read. An education professor, she has been a pre-eminent leader of “balanced literacy,” a loosely defined […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL
May
17

NYC to expand transfer high schools to help English language learners

New York City education officials are planning to expand the number of transfer high schools that can serve students learning English as a new language, using a Bronx school for newcomer immigrants as one model, according to a top department official. The city shared few details but the move could be an answer to calls […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
DETAIL

Convenient

In-person, weekend courses

Affordable

Competitive pricing, no hidden fees, financial aid available.

Practical

Real-world training for your job, and the support to help you get there.

CONTACT

Email: learnmore@citeprograms.com
Telephone: 877-922-2483

CITE Brooklyn Address:
50 Court St, #1111, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CITE Long Island Address:
3305 Jerusalem Avenue Suite 108, Wantagh, NY 11793

TOP