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Mar
17

Stuyvesant students say the crushing workload is hurting their mental health. Here’s what they’re doing about it.

Stuyvesant students say the crushing workload is hurting their mental health. Here’s what they’re doing about it. “When a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School commented recently in a student Facebook group about feeling demoralized, burned out, and unsure if they could keep going, about 500 peers at the elite public school responded that they felt […]

By John Russo | Blog
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Mar
17

COVID SCHOOL SHUTDOWNS: ONE YEAR LATER

“A ‘daunting, dark and difficult’ time: How a Brooklyn school moved forward after losing its leader to COVID: High school student Etienne Musole remembered one of his first interactions with principal Dez-Ann Romain. She asked point blank whether he wanted to graduate.  It was a high stakes question at a place like Brooklyn Democracy Academy, […]

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Mar
17

Student Highlight: Anisa Lett (Teacher Education Masters Degree program for Childhood Education Grades 1 – 6)

This is Anisa Lett she is currently a Teacher’s Assistant at a charter school. She is currently in our Teacher Education Master’s Degree program for Childhood Education Grades 1 – 6. Anisa chose to get her Master’s while working as a Teachers Assistant (TA). Her experiences as a TA pushed her to further her career […]

By John Russo | Blog . masters program . New Teacher
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Mar
09

NYC high school buildings will reopen in March. Sports are set to resume in April.

“NYC high school buildings will reopen in March. Sports are set to resume in April.” New York City high school students will begin returning to their campuses on March 22, and athletes will rejoin their teams in April for a sports season that has been extended through the summer, the city’s education department announced Monday. […]

By John Russo | Blog . Educational Policy
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Mar
09

NYC evaluation deal dials back teacher observations to account for pandemic

“NYC evaluation deal dials back teacher observations to account for pandemic” New York City officials are pressing forward with plans to evaluate educators this school year, after reaching a deal with union leaders that will reduce the minimum number of observations administrators must conduct and tweak the way student assessment data is used. The changes […]

By John Russo | Blog . Educational Policy
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Mar
09

Want big advances from students and schools? Invest in principals, says new research

School principals, who rank second only to teachers in influencing how well students learn in school, matter even more than previously believed, according to major new research. In fact, replacing a below-average principal with an above-average one will result in an additional three months of learning in math and reading annually for the average student, […]

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Mar
09

Pay Parity is now a Reality!

Are you currently teaching in a CBO early childhood center in NYC? Or are you a teacher in k-8 with initial certification? If so, we have good news. Earning your Masters Degree can lead to a substantial salary increase for certified teachers. A teacher with a master’s degree earning a starting salary of $53,580 in […]

By John Russo | Blog
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Mar
04

Schools must still give standardized tests this year, but won’t be held accountable for results

Schools must still give standardized tests this year, but may use modifications, and won’t be held accountable for the results. The Biden administration said Monday that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for the results — and states could give shorter, remote, or delayed versions of […]

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