Archives for December, 2015

Dec
29

Renewal Schools Update

The city actually released its goals for renewal schools and put them on their websites.  It still doesn’t call for the elementary and middle schools to average a passing grade on the math or language arts exams, but at least they are somewhat clear.   Here’s the link to the Chalkbeat article. http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/12/08/after-criticism-city-publishes-renewal-goals-arguing-they-top-state-targets/#.VmbuDriDGkp Here’s a […]

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Dec
23

flexible curriculum

This is a great post from a teacher who changed her 6th grade science class from earth science, a highly abstract topic for most students, to a coding class which has practical possibilities for all of them.  Her situation is a little bit different because she is in a charter school, but she has practical […]

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Dec
22

Test Scorers (job opening)

Optimum Solutions Corp. is looking for certified K-6 and 7/8 ELA, MATH & SCIENCE teachers to electronically score NYS assessments during April, May and June 2016. You should have experience either teaching the Common Core curriculum in a classroom or scoring the Common Core Assessments during the last 2 years. Retirees can also meet certain […]

By John Russo | Job Posting
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Dec
21

Closing Schools Do Not Lead to Improved Student Performance

New York, NY – Council of School Supervisors & Administrators President Ernest Logan issued comments on the release of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools report, “High School Closures in New York City:””CSA takes the Research Alliance study at its word that it “cannot identify the precise mechanisms that explain closures impact or […]

By Jared Gellert | Administration . Best Practices . news
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Dec
17

Professional Teacher Certification Schedule

Cohort 17 – Professional Teacher Certification Program Starting March 2016 – Saturdays in Brooklyn Spring 2016 EDUC 605 – Literacy in the Content Area Saturday – March 12, 19; April 9, 16, 23 EDUC 603 – Competency in the Teaching of Literacy Saturday – April 2, 30; May 7, 14, 15 Summer 2016 EDUC 656 – […]

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Dec
16

Doctoral Program Hailed as ‘Historic’ “Groundbreaking”

Excerpted from Clem Richardson Fifteen CSA members broke notable ground for their union recently, becoming the first to earn Doctorates through a new, collaborative degree program. For information on the program, go to www.citesage.com The fifteen, each a Principal, Assistant Principal or administrative staffer, spent 27 months – classes started in 2012 – working on […]

By John Russo | doctorate
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Dec
15

How Do I Get Teacher Certification in NY?

You need certification to teach, but sometimes it can be confusing to figure out which classes will get you the right certification. We offer programs to help you get initial certification, professional certification, special ed certification, and administrative certification. How do I get teacher certification in NY? What about counselor or administrator certification? Here’s a […]

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Dec
14

Quality Review Assessment

One of the services our team of Professional Development experts handles is a Pre-Quality Review Assessment for schools. Here’s how that works, as detailed by Matt Zagami and Carl SanFilippo, CITE Coordinator/Consultant for Professional Development. For the Pre-Quality Review Assessment we adhere to the following on-going process. 1. Review the school’s previous Quality Review assessments, recent […]

By John Russo | Professional Development
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