Racial, economic gaps are widening among NYC’s free pre-K programs, researchers say

Chalkbeat has this article: The quality of programs serving mostly Black and Latino students has stalled or declined slightly, and is lower in census tracts with higher poverty levels, according to the Berkeley analysis released this week. Meanwhile program quality was improving at centers serving mostly white and Asian children, and was higher in wealthier […]

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Meet the Moment – Race and Education

Meet the Moment – Race and Education Black lives have a unique experience when it comes to living in America. As educators, what are we doing to contextualize and unpack this moment in history? How are we modeling our own learning and growth for our students? Where can we find resources for educators? In the […]

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Joe Maiello Tribute

We at CITE are saddened by the loss of Joseph Maiello, who passed away on June 30th at his family compound in East Quogue, NY. Joe was a gregarious figure, well known in the NYC DOE. Joe helped form the core of our Professional Development team at CITE, bringing the knowledge and experience of his […]

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Dr. Lucia Perez-Medina – Alumni Spotlight, The Sage College Doctorate Program

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Lucia Perez-Medina, The Sage College Doctorate Program Dr. Lucia Perez-Medina completed her Ed.D at Sage College. She began her career in the NYC Department of Education eighteen years ago as a bilingual teacher. She was recently promoted and currently serves as the Director for Multilingual and English Language Learners at the NYC […]

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Dr. Jennifer Shirley-Brown – Alumni Spotlight

She is a recent graduate of the Sage Colleges of Albany where she obtained a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

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Parents Shocked by Plan to Defund Special Ed Health Centers

In case you missed it: Parents across New York are deeply upset by the plans to change the way Special Ed Centers operate. Currently these centers support parents by helping them find resources for children with disabilities from birth until age 21. The centers can help parents find providers of required special education evaluations, figure […]

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College of Saint Rose – 2019 Honors Convocation and Commencement

Each year, The College of Saint Rose recognizes students who have demonstrated distinguished academic achievement at Honors Convocation. The 2019 Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3:00pm in the Picotte Recital Hall of the Massry Center for the Arts. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in Standish Atrium of […]

By John Russo | Administration . Uncategorized

Special Ed and Bilingual Teacher Shortages

The November 1 report on meeting the needs of students with requirements in Special Education in NYC schools brings to light some interesting data, among which: There are not enough Special Education Certified Teachers to meet demand Not all students receive all of the supports in their IEPs (though it’s getting better) The City needs […]

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