Archives for February, 2014

NYC DOE Co Location Plan

NYC DOE Co-location plan Co-locations are the term for NYC school buildings that house both NYC Public schools and charter schools. Co-locations have been a flashpoint recently, with community groups on both sides rallying their supporters and trying to get their point of view heard. Among the issues: tax funding for these private charters, resources […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Doctoral Program in Education Alumna

Cherry-Ann  Joseph-Hislop is an Assistant Principal at P.S 59 in Brooklyn.  She began her teaching career in Trinidad and Tobago over 15 years ago and then accepted a contract from the Bahamas as a specialty teacher for piano and voice from 1999 to 2001.  A new experience awaited Cherry-Ann as she joined the New York […]

By John Russo | Alumni

Simplify the Common Core Rollout

Simplify The Common Core Rollout by Jared Gellert Mike Schmoker has written one of the most intelligent things I’ve ever read about education.  It’s so good that I am going to simply quote some portions.  In an article in Education Week he writes “Perhaps no enterprise is more crippled by complexity than school improvement.”  He […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Snow Days for Schools – A Proposal

Snow Days for Schools – A Proposal Winter 2014 should be more memorable than too much snow, ice and extreme weather. Hopefully, this winter of discontent will resolve the questions: What is a Mayor and Chancellor to do? To open or not to open our city’s schools?  First, the problem. What is the primary purpose […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

Administration Student Spotlight Wickline

Administration Student Profile: Joshua Wickline Joshua Wickline is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in the field of Biological Basis of Behavior who was accepted to the New York City Teaching Fellowship in 2005 as a high school science teacher. Since then, he has taught Regents biology, chemistry, and physics to great success at […]


Resources for Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten

Resources for Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten This question came to us from a NYC teacher, and it was such a good one that I wanted to share it with you: What are some strategies for teaching literacy in kindergarten? (specifics, please) We’re happy to help! I’m going to look quickly at Balanced Literacy (which was […]


How to use Social Media in Schools

How to Use Social Media in Schools You ask, we answer! *seriously, ask us things How to use social media in schools is a daunting question! Where do you start? Which social media platforms are appropriate for school use? What’s the purpose? Are you trying to communicate with Parents? Can Teachers use it to showcase work? […]


Common Core Changes and State of the City

Common Core Changes in NY / The State of the City – UPDATED! It’s a busy Monday for NYC Education! The NYS Regents Board held a meeting to announce recommendations for common core changes, and Mayor De Blasio delivered his State of the City speech, pushing hard for his Pre-K and Middle School plan. Here are […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy


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