Principal

Dec
13

77 Percent of principals and District Leaders said They Have Struggled to Hire a Sufficient Number of Substitute Teachers

“A nationally representative survey, conducted by the EdWeek Research Center Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, found that 77 percent of principals and district leaders said they have struggled to hire a sufficient number of substitute teachers. More administrators pointed to difficulties hiring subs than any other staffing position. Before the pandemic, the national average fill […]

By John Russo | 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 evaluation deal dials back teacher observations to account for pandemic

“NYC evaluation deal dials back teacher observations to account for pandemic” New York City officials are pressing forward with plans to evaluate educators this school year, after reaching a deal with union leaders that will reduce the minimum number of observations administrators must conduct and tweak the way student assessment data is used. The changes […]

By John Russo | Blog . Educational Policy
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Mar
09

Want big advances from students and schools? Invest in principals, says new research

School principals, who rank second only to teachers in influencing how well students learn in school, matter even more than previously believed, according to major new research. In fact, replacing a below-average principal with an above-average one will result in an additional three months of learning in math and reading annually for the average student, […]

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Apr
20

Zen Principal – 5 Tips

Dr. Hawkins teaches in the College of St. Rose Administration Program, with which CITE proudly partners. Ask any of his SBL or SDL students what sticks in their mind from the courses, and they’ll tell you about what Dr. Hawkins calls his “tattoos.” What are these Tattoos? These are not literal tattoos. Instead, they are […]

By John Russo | Administration . Best Practices
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Sep
02

Tips for New Administrators

20 Tips for New Administrators  (Better Known As: How to Stay Off the Front page of the New York Post!) Administrators have a tricky job! Here are 20 Tips on how to navigate the school system with efficiency and professionalism, compiled  over many years in the world of school safety, parental conferencing, student learning, professional […]

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Teacher Evaluation that makes sense

Teacher Evaluation that makes sense by Jared Gellert Great teachers make a difference.  Lousy teachers also make a difference.  The better the teacher body, the better for the kids.  These are obvious points.  But how to determine who is good and who is lousy and should no longer be a teacher is a serious point […]

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Education Administration Graduate Perry

Education Administration Grad Willis Perry We recently caught up with Willis Perry, Principal at Lawrence Middle School, on Long Island. Willis is a graduate of our education administration program, given in partnership with CITE and the College of St. Rose.   1. What is your name and what is your new job? Willis Perry- principal […]

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