NYC sends $12 million to schools serving newcomers. The city’s budget watchdog says they’re owed more.

New York City is distributing nearly $12 million in extra funding to schools that have welcomed new students who are homeless, officials announced Monday — though the city’s budget watchdog claims that schools are owed substantially more. Roughly 7,200 students who live in temporary housing have enrolled in the city’s schools since July 2. Many […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

Alumni Success Story – Diana Weaver

We caught up with Diana Weaver, the new Assistant Principal at for the New Hyde Park, Garden City Park School District, serving as the first Assistant Principal position ever held in the district. We’re very excited for her successes and grateful to call her an alum! Tell us a bit about yourself! The 2019-2020 school […]

By John Russo | Alumni . Uncategorized

Chaotic end to NYC school year: Rage over budget cuts

A wave of disappointment and anger is spreading across New York City school communities, touched off by Mayor Eric Adams’ recently announced budget cuts: Parents fear they’ll see programs discontinued in the fall, and teachers are worried about their jobs. While the cuts are tied to K-12 declining enrollment —which has dropped by 9.5% since […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

Job Postings – Week of 5-9-2022

At CITE, we strive to provide tools and resources to our community, not only while you are students, but as you go into the professional world. Below is a list of job postings from our network. If you feel you are a good candidate, please contact the organization directly through the info below. If you […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

This bestselling Holocaust novel is getting a sequel. I won’t be teaching it.

From Chalkbeat: My bookshelves bridge genres and formats, but fiction has always been my first love. When we escape into a text that we know is made-up, we let our guards down, and that vulnerability can force us to face truths that we might otherwise avoid. Reading can foster empathy, and studies have even shown […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

NYC to end school mask mandate Monday for most students

Most New York City students will no longer have to wear masks in schools, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday, saying that health indicators have improved enough to do away with a layer of COVID protection that has been a staple throughout the pandemic. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can shed their masks beginning Monday, […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

What’s going on with remote learning in NYC? (Hint: It’s confusing.)

New York City families and educators may be feeling confused by mixed messages over whether the nation’s largest school system is poised to offer a remote option. Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday tamped down any expectations for a robust remote learning option for students. His comments came days after schools Chancellor David Banks told parent […]

By John Russo | Uncategorized

Racial, economic gaps are widening among NYC’s free pre-K programs, researchers say

Chalkbeat has this article: The quality of programs serving mostly Black and Latino students has stalled or declined slightly, and is lower in census tracts with higher poverty levels, according to the Berkeley analysis released this week. Meanwhile program quality was improving at centers serving mostly white and Asian children, and was higher in wealthier […]

By John Russo | Blog . Uncategorized


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