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

Embracing the Common Core?

EMBRACING THE COMMON CORE (vs. WAFFLING) I want to talk about the cost of waffling, rather than either rejecting or embracing the common core standards and the assessments based on them.  Listen to this post! California, according to  Charles Taylor Kerchner, a professor at Claremont Graduate College, is embracing the common core and its assessments.  They […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy