EDUCATION

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
24

NYC students heading back to school got form letters instead of MetroCards to ride transit

From Chalkbeat: Julie Lam, 16, had to crawl under a turnstile to catch the subway on her second day of school this week. Lam relies on a school-issued MetroCard to commute to and from Manhattan’s Baruch College Campus High School. But, on the first day of classes, instead of a pre-loaded card to ride city […]

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Sep
24

Unvaccinated and masked students no longer have to quarantine as COVID testing becomes weekly in NYC schools

From Chalkbeat: After just one week of school, New York City will make a significant change to its COVID quarantine and testing policies. Unvaccinated students who are masked and follow the social distancing guidelines of three feet will no longer have to quarantine if they are a close contact of a positive student, Mayor Bill […]

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Sep
24

If there’s a COVID case at your NYC school, who has to quarantine?

From Chalkbeat: COVID is already interrupting learning for students in New York City-run schools and city-funded preschools, with 67 classroom closures underway by the second day of the new school year. Another 126 classrooms were partially closed, according to city data, since those have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated students. That is a tiny […]

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Sep
24

In major test, New York City schools reopen for nearly 1 million students

From Chalkbeat: Third grader Jaden arrived Monday morning at his Bronx elementary school with a lanyard around his neck holding hand sanitizer. Like most of the district’s nearly 1 million students, Jaden has not set foot in a classroom in almost 550 days. New York City threw open its classroom doors on Monday to all […]

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Sep
07

NYC plans to screen nearly 200,000 students in the early grades to uncover struggling readers. Then what?

From Chalkbeat: In a massive bid to gauge reading skills following COVID-related learning disruptions, New York City’s education department is introducing literacy screening for its nearly 200,000 children in kindergarten through second grade. This fall’s early literacy effort is part of a wider $635 million infusion, almost entirely federally funded, aimed at getting thousands of […]

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Sep
07

This NYC counselor is helping students work through COVID-era trauma

From Chalkbeak: After Randy Bowen lost three family members to COVID-19, he knew he needed to prioritize the activities that center him, such as meditating and riding his bike, so that he could show up for his students at Community Health Academy of the Heights. Bowen, a school counselor of 14 years and a certified […]

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Sep
07

COVID makes school lunch complicated in NYC

From Chalkbeat: Bronx mom Grisel Cardona is hopeful that her daughter’s fourth-grade class will be able to eat on the playground this year as often as possible, even if it means sitting picnic-style on the ground. She’s worried about students socializing together during a time of day that they can’t wear masks and hopes that […]

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