Eastern Suffolk BOCES Workshops

Please join us for our next Professional Learning Opportunity: How to be Flexible, Creative and Adaptable with Research-Based Literacy Practices in Order to Promote Independence Presented With Erica Pecorale, presenter This full day workshop will pull from the most reliable names in Literacy Education to provide multiple strategies that will empower educators to incorporate well-researched […]

A former tutor’s off-Broadway show tackles NYC’s high-stress high school admissions

New York City’s high-stakes high school admissions process is taking center stage in a new off-Broadway production. School Pictures, running through Dec. 3 at Playwrights Horizons theater, draws on playwright Milo Cramer’s experience as a tutor, which often entailed preparing kids for the Specialized High School Admissions Test that determines entry to eight coveted public […]

With influx of migrants, NYC school enrollment ticks up for first time in 8 years

The number of students attending New York City’s public schools increased for the first time in eight years, a sign that enrollment may be stabilizing in the wake of deep declines during the pandemic. About 915,000 children from 3-K to 12th grade enrolled this year, up 0.9% from last year, or roughly 8,000 additional students, […]

NYC launches free online therapy for teens

New York City teens now have access to free online therapy through a city program that launched Wednesday, officials said. City teens, ages 13-17, can text, call, or video chat with licensed therapists through the online platform Talkspace without providing payment, insurance information, or referrals, officials said. The teen telehealth initiative, which Mayor Eric Adams […]

The secret to good teaching? Teamwork.

Twelve years ago, when I left a career as a lawyer to become a history teacher, my vision of what a “good teacher” looked like was shaped in part by movies, such as “Stand and Deliver” and “To Sir, With Love,” which depict teachers who overcome institutional dysfunction to connect with students and inspire them […]

Modern Career and Technical Education is for everyone. Here’s why it should start in middle school.

When my grandfather entered the workforce with a seventh-grade education in the early twentieth century, he mined coal in western Pennsylvania, did factory work after serving in WWI, and retired as an City Councilman. My grandfather owned a home and a car and led a comfortable life. My father graduated high school toward the middle […]