Archives for March, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Proposal

Teacher Evaluation Proposal Principals in NYC have to evaluate each teacher according to one of two options: once formally and three times informally OR six times informally Listen to this post! PRINCIPALS Let’s say I’m a Principal in Brooklyn with a k-5 school. Let’s say I have 1300 students. Let’s say I have 80 teachers. […]


PreK Teachers Needed

8000 PREK TEACHERS NEEDED  Mayor De Blasio says there are up to 8,000 prek teachers needed in the coming few years to fully implement his pre-k plan.  Listen to this post! CITE’s Masters in Literacy will certify you as an early childhood Literacy specialist (not a classroom teacher), BUT if you have initial certification in […]


UFT Conference

UFT Conference Chancellor Carmen Farina will be the Town Hall speaker at this year’s UFT Spring Education Conference on Sat., April 26. There will be workshops to educate and inspire you, an exhibitors’ hall and a gala luncheon. There is still time to register for the union’s major education event of the year. See the […]

By John Russo | Conferences

Educational Administration Alumni spotlight – Rodriguez

Educational Administration Alumni – Rodriguez Deyci Rodriguez s a recent graduate of our Educational Leadership program with the College of St. Rose. She currently works at the Central Office for the NYCDOE. She was the coordinator for a guidance department, and now supports schools with professional development opportunities. She’s a good person to get to […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

What can we learn from the PISA Results

PISA Results and the Lessons We can Learn As we compare US Students to the rest of the world’s learners, we have a set of metrics we can use to see how different educational systems measure up against each other. This is the PISA. The idea is to test what 15 year olds know, and […]


UFT Protest: Charter School Fight

UFT Protest is about “vouchers” – The Charter Fight Heats Up Last week, the State Senate passed a budget resolution that would undermine the Mayor’s Pre-K bid, and would take away any leverage he has in his negotiations with Charter Schools. The resolution says that: – NYC can not charge rent to charter schools – […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

MD Superintendent Blasts State Tests

MARYLAND SUPERINTENDENT BLASTS STATE TEST The Maryland superintendents are protesting giving the existing Maryland State Assessment this year.  They argue that the test is simply not aligned with the Common Core and the state assessment has no consequences.  Therefore, they would rather use their scarce resources to focus on the issues of implementing the common […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

School Counseling alumnus – Matera

School Counseling Alumnus – Rick Matera My name is Rick Matera and I am currently a Program Coordinator and School Counselor at Rutgers University T.E.E.M. Gateway – Project Rise. I started the Alfred University / CITE School Counseling program in August of 2009 and completed in May of 2011. I was working while I attended classes […]

By John Russo | Alumni . Counseling


In-person, weekend courses


Competitive pricing, no hidden fees, financial aid available.


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


Telephone: 877-922-2483
Address: 50 Court St, #1111, Brooklyn, NY 11201