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Dec
02

Year-round school in New York? De Blasio makes pitch as he hints at gubernatorial run

From Chalkbeat: As he eyes a possible political future in Albany, Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his next big education ideas Thursday: year-round school and extended school days across New York. De Blasio stopped just short of announcing a run for governor as he touted his statewide education plan on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and he […]

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Dec
02

NYC special education referrals plunge 57% from pre-pandemic levels

From Chalkbeat: Significantly fewer students were referred for special education evaluations last year, dropping 57% since the year before the pandemic started, raising concerns that thousands of students have not been identified for services they may need. During the 2020-2021 school year, 9,457 students were referred for evaluations to determine if they need more intensive […]

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Nov
01

NYC will receive 231,000 pediatric COVID vaccine doses next week. How will shots get in-arms?

From Chalkbeat: New York City parents and caregivers are likely days away from making appointments to get COVID vaccines for their children ages 5 to 11 — but city officials have yet to reveal what role, if any, schools will play in vaccine distribution. While the education department hosted clinics in nearly 800 schools this […]

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Sep
29

NYC preschools pledge defiance, scramble for staff ahead of vaccination mandate

From Chalkbeat: One preschool director on the Upper West Side may have to combine classrooms to fill in for unvaccinated teachers. Another in Harlem anticipates being down a few staffers and hasn’t heard whether substitutes will come. Yet another in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, plans to keep her teachers in the classroom — vaccinated or not. […]

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Jul
20

To keep Summer Rising running at one Bronx site, each day brings a new staffing puzzle

From Chalkbeat: In the brightly lit library at P.S. 382/M.S. 447 Creston Academy in the West Bronx, middle schoolers excitedly jostle around a camera to record interviews of each other. Across the hall, in the cafeteria, elementary school students draw self-portraits in quiet concentration. In the auditorium, hip hop thumps as rising middle schoolers on […]

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Jul
20

Job Posting Alert: Positions Available for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Where? Bronx Academy Charter School 1349 Inwood Ave Bronx, NY 10452 Please contact: Aldrina Ashravan aashravan@bronxacademyofpromise.com https://www.bronxacademyofpromise.com/apps/jobs/ Positions Available for the 2021-2022 School Year: NYS Certification Required for all positions posted. Certified NYS School Psychologist Elementary Classroom Teacher Elementary Special Education Teacher for ICT Classroom School Secretary (experienced with ATS) 4th Grade Leave Replacement (End […]

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Jul
09

NYC tells schools to expect an influx of summer students. With just days left, principals aren’t happy.

From Chalkbeat: Just days before summer school begins, city officials informed schools on Wednesday that they may need to accommodate an influx of students, frustrating principals who said the last-minute move could create a staffing crunch. Chancellor Meisha Porter informed principals that, “all schools should plan to serve all students interested in their site’s program,” […]

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