Archives for February, 2016

Feb
24

ALST Writing Practice

You might make a great teacher. But. You can’t become a licensed teacher if you can’t pass the teacher exams, including the ALST.  Most people find that the hardest part of the test is the writing aspect.  Therefore, we have instituted tutoring programs to help with the writing part of the test.  We believe that […]

By Jared Gellert | New Teacher
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Feb
22

Doctoral Open Houses

We have 2 upcoming doctoral open houses:  CSA members: (Sage College) Wednesday, March 9th at 5 p.m. at the CITE Brooklyn office. RSVP: jennifer@citeonline.com Program info here. NON-CSA members: (Dowling College) Saturday, April 2nd at 10 a.m. at the Brooklyn CITE office RSVP: chris@citeonline.com Program info here. CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and […]

By John Russo | doctorate
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Feb
17

Farina Interview

There’s an interesting interview of Chancellor Fariña on Chalkbeat.  I want to highlight her school by school approach, two very good metrics she is using, her emphasis on professional development and the issue of the relationship between the board of ed and principals. Fariña is highly oriented towards solving problems one by one, school by […]

By Jared Gellert | news
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Feb
16

What does the Increased Graduation Rate Mean?

The city just released a report saying that the High School graduation rate crossed 70%, its best ever.   That’s up from 46% in 2005, ten years ago.  So what do we make of this obvious success?  The first question we should ask is why has the graduation rate increased?  Is it a function of […]

By Jared Gellert | Uncategorized
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Feb
15

NYC Teacher Numbers Falling

Joseph Spector, in the Democrat and Chronicle, reports: New York has nearly 13,000 fewer educators than it did five years ago, while the number of retirees continues to swell, state records show.  “The baby-boomer generation is retiring across every segment of our society, and teachers and educators are among those,” said Michael Borges, the executive […]

By John Russo | news
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Feb
09

NYC Schools Engaging More Parents

According to this NY Daily News post, NYC schools are engaging more parents.  Some telling stats include:  The number of school-based workshops for city families increased by 60% to date this academic year compared to last year. City schools have held 8,000 parent workshops on topics such as financial literacy and college awareness since September, […]

By John Russo | news
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Feb
09

Are Introverted Teachers Burning Out?

The Atlantic published an a story about introverted teachers burning out.  The premise of the story is that introverted teachers are burning out because  the rise of collaborative teaching approaches such as professional learning communities means more meetings.  The story is long on anecdote and short on even any good correlation.  There’s a lot of […]

By Jared Gellert | New Teacher . news
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Feb
08

Public Advocate Sues City over Special Education

The public advocate is suing the city over what’s happening in special education for NYC students.  The problems, according to the advocate, are both that too many students aren’t getting the services that are written into their I.E.P.s (Individualized Education Plans) and that the city is failing to collect Federal Medicaid money that is owed […]

By Jared Gellert | news
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