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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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Apr
15

Education advocates discuss teacher shortage

The teacher shortage is here, and Chalkbeat has this article about it: Educators met on Friday to share their budget proposals for next year, but an issue facing schools for years to come took center stage. Over the next decade, the New York State Educational Conference Board said about 180,000 new teachers will be needed. […]

By John Russo | New Teacher . news
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Apr
15

How this NYC special education teacher creates a supportive ‘village of love’ for students and families

Chalkbeat has this great teacher profile: Danielle Guggenheim missed her physical classroom so much, she took on a weekend volunteer shift at her neighborhood farmers market in the Bronx. Every Saturday this past year, weather permitting, Guggenheim has sat outside and read books aloud to any children that wanted to stop and listen while their […]

By John Russo | news
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Apr
15

NYC restored funding to schools that lost students. Will principals be able to spend it in time?

When New York City officials refunded money to schools that expected their budgets to be cut due to shrinking enrollment, they said the move would come as a relief to principals who are trying to keep students engaged during the pandemic. As roughly $130 million comes flooding back into the budgets of nearly 900 schools, […]

By John Russo | news
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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 […]

By John Russo | Blog . Uncategorized
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Mar
17

Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling 

The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open. “As exposure to the coronavirus forced thousands of teachers across the United States to stay home and quarantine this winter, administrators in the Washoe County School District, which serves 62,000 students in western Nevada, pulled out all the stops to […]

By John Russo | New Teacher
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Mar
09

Pay Parity is now a Reality!

Are you currently teaching in a CBO early childhood center in NYC? Or are you a teacher in k-8 with initial certification? If so, we have good news. Earning your Masters Degree can lead to a substantial salary increase for certified teachers. A teacher with a master’s degree earning a starting salary of $53,580 in […]

By John Russo | Blog
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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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