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Sep
29

Still hiring: Teacher vacancies up as year begins, limiting recovery plans

From Chalkbeat: Unprecedented shortages of bus drivers and substitutes. A coronavirus variant that has quarantined swaths of students and staff. Pressure to help students readjust and catch up. As schools face this battery of challenges, they’re short another key resource: teachers. In 18 of 20 large U.S. school districts that provided data to Chalkbeat, the […]

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Sep
29

The Master’s Degrees that give the biggest salary boost—up to 87% more money

From Chalkbeat: In September 2020, the National Student Clearinghouse estimated that while enrollment in undergraduate programs for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees fell by 9.7% compared to 2019, enrollment in master’s programs increased 6%.  Most recent tallies for the Spring 2021 term found that while undergraduate enrollment has decreased by 4.9% since 2020, graduate enrollment has […]

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Sep
29

Massive school safety agent shortage looms in NYC as vaccine mandate set to take effect

From Chalkbeat: More than 5,000 school safety agents guard the doors and hallways of New York City’s roughly 1,600 schools. This coming Tuesday, hundreds of these officers, if not thousands, might come off the payroll, as the city’s vaccine mandate takes effect. Schools are trying to prepare for the fallout from the city’s vaccine mandate, […]

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Sep
29

NYC preschools pledge defiance, scramble for staff ahead of vaccination mandate

From Chalkbeat: One preschool director on the Upper West Side may have to combine classrooms to fill in for unvaccinated teachers. Another in Harlem anticipates being down a few staffers and hasn’t heard whether substitutes will come. Yet another in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, plans to keep her teachers in the classroom — vaccinated or not. […]

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Aug
26

Things are changing fast’: More schools requiring masks for all, vaccines for teachers

In just a week, more than a dozen of the country’s large urban school districts have shifted policies to require masks for all students and staff. And on Monday, the country’s largest school district announced it will require all school staff to be vaccinated, joining Chicago and Los Angeles.  New York City’s decision came just […]

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Aug
12

Job Posting – PS/MS 4, (3K – 8) – Assistant Principal

HIRING NIOW! PS/MS 4, (3K – 8 School) is currently looking for an Assistant Principal to support grades 3K – 5! The candidate should possess and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, management skills, and a strong work ethic. Furthermore, the candidate should have knowledge of best practices to enhancing teacher pedagogy coupled with […]

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Jul
13

CDC lifts mandate requiring wearing of masks in schools, NYC isn’t on board with new guidelines yet

From Chalkbeat:  Students may finally be able to trade in their masks for a thinking cap. Under new federal guidelines, vaccinated teachers and students will no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, even though children below the age of 12 are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine. The new relaxed guidelines announced […]

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