Early Childhood


America’s new “national teacher shortage” is neither new nor national

The narrative goes as follows. America is suffering from a nationwide teacher shortage. Teachers have been leaving the profession for years, but recent stresses from the pandemic and the culture war have caused the entire profession to hit a tipping point. Educators are leaving in droves. School leaders are using desperate measures to recruit. Some […]

By John Russo | Blog . Early Childhood

Podcast – Meisha Porter

Cite Executive Director Dr. Donald James speaks with Dr. Meisha Porter about her decision to take on the role of NYC Schools Chancellor in a difficult time, the opportunity we have to reinvent the systems in our schools, and what the pandemic taught us about the classroom and about leadership in moments of crisis. Dr. […]


Which Teacher Ed Program Do I need?

We offer several options for those interested in becoming teachers, as well as those teachers who are in various phases of their career. Please refer to the chart below to find out which program is right for you.   I am a Pre-K to Grade 12 Teacher with initial certification who needs a State Mandated […]


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CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education. For over 25 years, CITE has trained high-achieving professionals including 25% of principals in NYC, a former chancellor, and a multitude of district and city-wide leaders in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the NYC area.  Find information on all CITE programs: www.citeprograms.com   Download the CITE 2022-2023 […]


‘There’s been a teacher shortage crisis looming across the country’

From Yahoo: Aaron C. Spence, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the impact of teacher shortages and burnout. We’re dealing with a lot of things, obviously. We’re trying to keep school up in the middle of a pandemic. And we’re dealing with fairly significant staffing shortages and dealing with some […]


NYC students go without mandated services because of staffing shortage

The staffing shortage caused by the thousands of unvaccinated teachers and staffers who were out of a job wreaked havoc at some city schools, where students skipped mandated services or were taught by inexperienced teachers. At PS 204 in Bensonhurst and PS 185 in Bay Ridge, there was a lack of speech specialists. At IS […]

By John Russo | Blog . Early Childhood . New Teacher . news

Still hiring: Teacher vacancies up as year begins, limiting recovery plans

From Chalkbeat: Unprecedented shortages of bus drivers and substitutes. A coronavirus variant that has quarantined swaths of students and staff. Pressure to help students readjust and catch up. As schools face this battery of challenges, they’re short another key resource: teachers. In 18 of 20 large U.S. school districts that provided data to Chalkbeat, the […]


‘How do we rebuild a sense of community?’ A Brooklyn school seeks to find joy and connection after a devastating year

From Chalkbeat: Milagros Reyes’s husband was in the first wave of New Yorkers to succumb to the coronavirus, taking his last breath in their East New York apartment. His death in April 2020 left Reyes alone with her two children, ages 3 and 10. Reyes called 911 to retrieve her husband’s body, which was quarantined […]

By John Russo | Blog . Early Childhood . news


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