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Mar
26

Easing the 6-foot distancing rule could bring more NYC students back to campuses this year

About 70% of New York City students are learning from home full-time. Parents may get another chance this school year to opt their children into in-person schooling, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. De Blasio did not reveal dates for a possible opt-in period, but said that any relaxation of physical distancing guidelines from the […]

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Mar
26

This NYC bilingual educator shares what it means to teach for ‘equity, not equality

“Much of teaching a new language happens in the small moments: in the chatter among peers, in asking to use the bathroom. This year, with New York City public schools shuttered so frequently due to coronavirus cases, students had far fewer opportunities for these casual conversations and questions, said Rebecca Quiñones, a second grade dual-language […]

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Mar
17

Stuyvesant students say the crushing workload is hurting their mental health. Here’s what they’re doing about it.

Stuyvesant students say the crushing workload is hurting their mental health. Here’s what they’re doing about it. “When a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School commented recently in a student Facebook group about feeling demoralized, burned out, and unsure if they could keep going, about 500 peers at the elite public school responded that they felt […]

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Mar
17

COVID SCHOOL SHUTDOWNS: ONE YEAR LATER

“A ‘daunting, dark and difficult’ time: How a Brooklyn school moved forward after losing its leader to COVID: High school student Etienne Musole remembered one of his first interactions with principal Dez-Ann Romain. She asked point blank whether he wanted to graduate.  It was a high stakes question at a place like Brooklyn Democracy Academy, […]

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Mar
17

Student Highlight: Anisa Lett (Teacher Education Masters Degree program for Childhood Education Grades 1 – 6)

This is Anisa Lett she is currently a Teacher’s Assistant at a charter school. She is currently in our Teacher Education Master’s Degree program for Childhood Education Grades 1 – 6. Anisa chose to get her Master’s while working as a Teachers Assistant (TA). Her experiences as a TA pushed her to further her career […]

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