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Sep
29

The Master’s Degrees that give the biggest salary boost—up to 87% more money

From Chalkbeat: In September 2020, the National Student Clearinghouse estimated that while enrollment in undergraduate programs for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees fell by 9.7% compared to 2019, enrollment in master’s programs increased 6%.  Most recent tallies for the Spring 2021 term found that while undergraduate enrollment has decreased by 4.9% since 2020, graduate enrollment has […]

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Sep
29

Massive school safety agent shortage looms in NYC as vaccine mandate set to take effect

From Chalkbeat: More than 5,000 school safety agents guard the doors and hallways of New York City’s roughly 1,600 schools. This coming Tuesday, hundreds of these officers, if not thousands, might come off the payroll, as the city’s vaccine mandate takes effect. Schools are trying to prepare for the fallout from the city’s vaccine mandate, […]

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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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Sep
29

Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for New York City teachers and staff

From Chalkbeat: New York City’s vaccination mandate for education department employees was put on hold after a federal judge on Friday night temporarily blocked it, officials said. The requirement to receive at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine was set to take effect close of business Monday, with unvaccinated staffers barred from entering schools […]

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Sep
24

NYC students heading back to school got form letters instead of MetroCards to ride transit

From Chalkbeat: Julie Lam, 16, had to crawl under a turnstile to catch the subway on her second day of school this week. Lam relies on a school-issued MetroCard to commute to and from Manhattan’s Baruch College Campus High School. But, on the first day of classes, instead of a pre-loaded card to ride city […]

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Sep
24

Unvaccinated and masked students no longer have to quarantine as COVID testing becomes weekly in NYC schools

From Chalkbeat: After just one week of school, New York City will make a significant change to its COVID quarantine and testing policies. Unvaccinated students who are masked and follow the social distancing guidelines of three feet will no longer have to quarantine if they are a close contact of a positive student, Mayor Bill […]

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Sep
24

NYC teachers union calls for weekly covid testing for some students as first school closes with at least 16 positive staff cases

From Chalkbeat: New York City’s teachers union called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ramp up the frequency of random coronavirus testing in schools for students under 12, just one day after the city’s first school closure of the year due to widespread virus transmission among staff. The city should test 10% of students under […]

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Sep
07

NYC plans to screen nearly 200,000 students in the early grades to uncover struggling readers. Then what?

From Chalkbeat: In a massive bid to gauge reading skills following COVID-related learning disruptions, New York City’s education department is introducing literacy screening for its nearly 200,000 children in kindergarten through second grade. This fall’s early literacy effort is part of a wider $635 million infusion, almost entirely federally funded, aimed at getting thousands of […]

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