Archives for August, 2013


School Registration – NCLB Waivers – Pres. Obama and Higher Ed

8-29-13 News roundup! NYC School registration opens, the President tackles Higher Ed, Arne Duncan talks beer, NCLB exceptions tighten.   Registering for school The NYC Department of Ed has opened nine student registration centers in the city as of today. Starting today, High School students can register (and must do so in their borough at […]


Ed People – Find a Job or Find a Teacher

8-26-13 – Find a Job or Find a Teacher College of St. Rose / CITE Admin Program alumnus Adam McCabe co-founded edPeople, an online Education Networking Group, to help teachers get proactive about their job searches, and to help schools find quality teachers to interview. We talked to Adam about his exciting new venture. […]


President Obama’s Higher Ed Plan

8-22-13 The Affordable College Plan President Barack Obama will lay out his plan for college affordability today in Buffalo, NY. Here are the three main parts, according to – debt relief for those burdened by student loans, capping loan repayment at 10% of monthly income, along with a plan to publicize this option. – […]


Simi Minhas – Math Coach – Alumni Spotlight

8-20-13 Alumni Spotlight: Simi Minhas My name is Simi Minhas, and I’m currently working as a Math Achievement Coach for CFN 204. I started the SBL program in October 2011, and completed the program with my certification by the end of May 2013. When I was taking classes with [the College of St. Rose in […]


Back to School Photo Contest

8-16-13 Show us your Best Back to School Photos! Are you a teacher, with an awesome classroom ready for kids? Are you a parent with adorable kids ready for the new school year? Are you hopelessly (but hilariously) swimming in back to school supplies and lists?? Do you want a BRAND NEW iPAD?! Show us […]


Back to School Resources

8-14-13 Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors! Just in time for the first chilly day in NYC, we’ve put together some resources to help ease your back-to-school prep.   LESSON PLANNING: Lesson planning/ sharing including Common-Core-oriented example lessons and aligned resources.   COMMON CORE: On 8-21-13, join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz for a free webinar […]


Job Opening

8-13-13 Job opening — Educational Supervisor, Preschool SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Infant and Child Learning Center, in Brooklyn Position Description: Educational Supervisor coordinates appropriate services for preschool students in typically developing and special education settings. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervision of educational staff, curriculum development and implementation, maintenance educational records, coordination of […]

By John Russo | Administration

Teachers Want To Teach

Amid all the test-score hoopla, the Florida/Indiana Education scandal, and the Common Core brouhaha you may have missed this one — This article was going around last week, and in case you missed it, we’ve put the link here. This newly-retired high-school teacher takes us through the challenges he faced on a daily basis: […]



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