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Mar
14

High school match day: NYC’s eighth graders get offers 3 months earlier

New York City’s eighth graders were awash in jitters and excitement Thursday as they awaited their long-anticipated high school admissions offers. The annual rite of passage for the city’s 13-year-olds caps a notoriously complex, monthslong application process that requires students to select 12 top choices from a list of over 400 high schools across the […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
14

As mental health toll on NYC educators mounts, schools scramble to offer support

The dire mental health conditions for staff and a wave of teacher resignations at one Brooklyn charter school prompted administrators to create a new position this year: a social worker responsible for supporting educators. The staffer tapped for the role, Marcelle Davies-Lashley, a former city education department social worker, was skeptical at first. But she […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
14

With greater access to devices, NYC teachers are folding more tech into instruction

Before the pandemic, U.S. history teacher Travis Malekpour hesitated assigning his students work in the classroom that required a computer. He knew not every student had a laptop or tablet. Three years later, Malekpour, who teaches in Queens, doesn’t think twice about assigning and grading in-class work that requires a device. After COVID shuttered campuses […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
06

Mental health safety net for youth: Adams outlines vision to catch kids in crisis

As New York City continues to grapple with youth mental health challenges, Mayor Eric Adams laid out a sweeping vision on Thursday to help schools better recognize student mental health needs and create a safety net for kids in crisis. The needs are high: About a fifth of children ages 3 to 13 had one […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
06

6 Great Benefits Of Getting A Teaching Job In NYC

New York City is a great place to be a teacher. The city is filled with rich culture, diversity, and of course some great teachers! Teaching in NYC comes with many benefits that make it a great place to work. Whether you’re looking to start your teaching career or continue your career as a teacher, […]

By John Russo | Blog . news . pre k . Special Ed . TESOL . Why teach?
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Mar
06

NYC to match LGBTQ+ youth with ‘supportive’ summer jobs, officials say

As some states pass anti-LGBTQ+ laws, New York City is moving in the other direction with plans to offer “safe and affirming” jobs to LGTBQ youth through its sprawling summer employment program. The effort will be part of the city’s now 60-year-old Summer Youth Employment Program, or SYEP, which last year provided about 100,000 paid […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
06

Teacher turnover hits new highs across the U.S.

The data is in: More teachers than usual exited the classroom after last school year, confirming long standing fears that pandemic-era stresses would prompt an outflow of educators. That’s according to a Chalkbeat analysis of data from eight states — the most comprehensive accounting of recent teacher turnover to date. In Washington state, more teachers […]

By John Russo | Blog . news
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Mar
06

Tackling Michigan youth mental health crisis: Detroit teens say it takes self-love, inner peace

About 20 Detroit teens last summer set out to answer some important questions about how their peers are dealing with mental health struggles. These high school students, part of a city youth organization called Local Circles, wanted to know two things about their peers: How they practice self-love, and how they find peace in a […]

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