Archives for January, 2014

DeBlasio and Farina Meet Principals

DeBlasio and Fariña Meet Principals Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Fariña met with Principals at Brooklyn Tech High School. Chirlane DeBlasio introduced her husband, speaking about the importance of making students aware of their choices. The Mayor spoke about his Pre-k and after-school plan, and set the tone for his administration’s stance on schools: “I’ll say it […]


State of the Union for Educators (quick teacher’s guide)

The State of the Union (quick teacher’s guide) Recap, quotes, reactions, fact-checking, who’s who, Twitter reaction   “I’m busy, I need a quick RECAP.” You’re in luck. As always, the Ed Week blog comes in with a useful and easily readable post, “A Recap for Busy Teachers.” So, you know, go there.   “But […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Concerns Over Student Data Privacy

Concerns Over Student Data Privacy – UPDATED! (Excerpt from U.S. News and World Report, January 23, 2014, Allie Bidwell @alliebidwell) Parents Worry Student Data Will Be Used for Marketing, Not Education. Data privacy groups urge states to adopt policies addressing privacy and security concerns.  Most American adults are concerned about third-party companies having access to student data […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Test Taking Tips for the Literacy CST

12 Test Taking Tips for the Literacy CST  Before taking your test be sure to eat foods that will aid in your success.  Foods such as milk, nuts, seeds, rice and oats help your study efforts by releasing natural study enhancers called CCKs (cholesystokinin).  All of these chemicals enhance the neurotransmitters associated with memory. Read […]


MLK and Education

MLK and education   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored today as an influential leader. Here we look at 3 facts about MLK and education.   King argued that education had a moral and practical purpose in an article in the Morehouse College newspaper, the Maroon Tiger. He believed that, “character and moral development […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Writing Tips for Grad Students

  Four Writing Tips for Grad Students If you’re in a Master’s Program or taking a graduate course, you need to write papers. You might be researching a topic, writing anecdotal observations, or compiling your notes from lectures. Maybe you’re making an argument based on several sources. In any case, you’re going to need to […]


Literacy cohort 13 schedule

  Schedule for Literacy cohort 13   Literacy Cohort 13 Schedule (click to download a pdf)     Cohort 13 Spring 2014 EDUC 505 – Literacy in the Content Area  (Non-Matric) with Cohort 12 –        January 11, 25; February 1, 8; March 1 EDUC 545– Learning Disabilities with Cohort 12 –        March 15, 22, 29; April […]

By John Russo | Professional Development

Student Perspective Hussain Abdullah

  Student Perspective – Hussain Abdullah  Hussain is a member of the Administration Program, given in partnership with CITE and the College of St. Rose.  Hi, my name is Hussain “Mr. H” Abdullah. I am a third year Mathematics Specialist at P.S.971, an elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Before officially having the opportunity to lead […]



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