New York

Jul
13

CDC lifts mandate requiring wearing of masks in schools, NYC isn’t on board with new guidelines yet

From Chalkbeat:  Students may finally be able to trade in their masks for a thinking cap. Under new federal guidelines, vaccinated teachers and students will no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, even though children below the age of 12 are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine. The new relaxed guidelines announced […]

By John Russo | Blog . 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
24

NY education officials propose removing Regents exams from graduation requirements

Chalkbeat has this story about changes to testing: “The decision comes after the Biden administration said testing will be required this year, but that schools wouldn’t be held accountable for scores. New York high school students may not need Regents exams this year to earn a diploma, state education officials announced Tuesday. State officials plan […]

By John Russo | Blog
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