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Jan
06

NYC school COVID testing is falling short, some educators say

As city officials investigated whether a slew of positive COVID cases should close down Millennium Brooklyn High School, science teacher Mike Stivers tried to get swabbed on Tuesday during the school’s weekly testing visit. Stivers and other teachers were turned away. They hadn’t filled out the newly required consent forms three days earlier — before […]

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Jan
06

Albany 101: Here are the big NYC education issues to watch in the new legislative session

When New York state’s legislative session begins this month, don’t expect to see the familiar rallies of advocates, union leaders and lawmakers pressing the governor to boost money for schools. That’s because state lawmakers passed a budget last session that, for the first time, committed to fully cover Foundation Aid, the formula that provides the […]

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Dec
13

Porter to step down as NYC school chancellor, clearing the way for Adams to make his pick

Meisha Porter will step down as New York City schools chancellor when Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure comes to a close at the end of the year, she announced Wednesday morning. Porter, who rose up through the ranks of city schools, stepped in to lead the nation’s largest school system in March following the sudden […]

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Dec
13

NYC schools to allow on-site COVID tests for teachers once again

With children ages 5 to 11 getting vaccinated, New York City schools may soon see a drop in the number of students participating in their on-site weekly COVID testing program since the program is only supposed to test unvaccinated students. But the swabs might not go unused. The city’s education department plans to change its […]

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Dec
13

NYC expands translation of special education plans, but onus still on parents with limited English to request it

Parents of students with disabilities who don’t speak English have long struggled to get their children’s learning plans translated into their native language, a crucial barrier to advocating for extra help or ensuring they are receiving the correct services. Officials are now taking more significant steps to address the issue. Last school year, the education […]

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Nov
01

Only 1 in 5 NYC students took last year’s state tests, making results almost moot

From Chalkbeat: About a fifth of New York City’s third through eighth graders took the state’s English and math exams last school year, when a majority of students learned remotely and the tests were deemed optional, according to data released Thursday by the state education department. With only about 20% of students in the five […]

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Aug
19

MS. 296 Teacher Job Posting!

MS. 296 is seeking a TESOL or LOTE Certified Teacher who also speaks Spanish. We invite you to apply today! If you’re interested please send your resume to: MTejada8@schools.nyc.gov ____________________________________________________ CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education. For over 25 years, CITE has and continues to train: TEACHERS: General and Special Ed Masters (Early […]

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