educators

Apr
15

NYC promises 2,000 additional teachers to address shortage. Principals union says that falls ‘woefully short

City officials promised Monday to scrounge up an additional 2,000 teachers to help fill staffing shortages plaguing the city’s partial school reopening plan — but critics say the influx of staffers will barely scratch the surface of the personnel crunch. “The 2,000 additional teachers the Mayor referenced in his press conference today is woefully short […]

By John Russo | New Teacher . news
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Mar
29

They were targets of racist remarks. Now, these NYC students want to talk about Asian American history — and hate.

For New York City high school students Amanda Chen and Joyce Jiang, the recent mass shooting in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent, was more heartbreaking than surprising. The teens have been painfully aware of the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year. Across the five boroughs, […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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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
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 […]

By John Russo | Blog . Educational Policy . news
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Feb
24

26% more LI educators filed for retirement in 2020, data shows

Retirement applications from Long Island public school teachers, principals and other educators spiked last year, data shows, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on education and possibly worsening a teacher shortage. For those entering the education workforce, this means there is going to be a good opportunity to find and keep a job as a teacher. […]

By John Russo | Blog . masters program . New Teacher . pre k . TESOL
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Feb
23

A (remote) day in the life of NYC third graders

Chalkbeat has an interesting look at a day in the life of a 3rd grader in NYC. “Nearly a year after the pandemic changed learning for the city’s roughly 960,000 public school students, Chalkbeat took a look at a day in the lives of 8- and 9-year-olds from all five boroughs to compare how they are […]

By John Russo | Blog
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Feb
11

NYC’s middle school students and returning to school.

New York City’s middle school students will return to their campuses on Feb. 25, education department officials told principals on Monday. Middle school teachers will return the day before to ready their classrooms, and they will be prioritized to receive coronavirus vaccinations during the mid-winter recess, from Feb. 12 – 21, according to education department […]

By John Russo | Blog
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