early childhood

Dec
02

Vaccine clinics return to some NYC schools this week and will be back again for second doses

From Chalkbeat: Schools with high vaccine demand among 5- to 11-year-old students will get another chance to issue first doses this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. And, in a reversal, all schools serving students in that age group will begin offering second doses beginning Nov. 30 instead of requiring families to visit neighborhood […]

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Nov
01

‘There’s been a teacher shortage crisis looming across the country’

From Yahoo: Aaron C. Spence, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the impact of teacher shortages and burnout. We’re dealing with a lot of things, obviously. We’re trying to keep school up in the middle of a pandemic. And we’re dealing with fairly significant staffing shortages and dealing with some […]

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Nov
01

With 1.9% enrollment drop, NYC schools have lost 64,000 students since pandemic started

From Chalkbeat: Enrollment in the nation’s largest school system has dropped roughly 1.9% this school year, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the education department. Roughly 938,000 students are enrolled in New York City’s public schools, down from about 955,000 last school year, when the system saw a significant decline related to the coronavirus […]

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Apr
15

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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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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Oct
02

Job Posting Montessori School

JOB OPENING: Montessori School Seeks Classroom teacher with 2 other teachers, Montessori classrooms are mixed ages 2.5 – 4 years old NYS Early Childhood Certification Birth – 2nd required    School: Nazareth Nursery Montessori School 216 W15th Street New York, NY 10011 Contact: Jennifer Olivera – director@nazarethnursery.org  212-243-1881  Hours: 8:30 – 5:30 We go by an academic […]

By John Russo | Early Childhood . Job Posting . pre k
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Aug
06

8 Things Teachers Should do Before the End of Summer

August?? It’s August?? Oh, man. Where does the time go! Before you hit Staples for the back-to-School sale, please do yourself a favor. Check out our new list: Listen to this post! 8 things teachers should do before the end of the summer. 1. Read something the kids are reading (but NOT that you’re teaching) […]

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