The teacher shortage is not a local issue, it’s a crisis!
‘Crisis that’s turned into catastrophe’: Fort Worth schools grapple with teacher shortage Shaquila Anderson has known she wanted to be a teacher since she was a child in suburban Tulsa. Anderson’s fourth-grade teacher was an important mentor in her life, she said. She showed Anderson how to work for things she wanted, and told her […]
School shortages are happening on a state to state level!
Educators and parents: Tell News4JAX how a teacher shortage has affected your school? News4JAX has reported that Duval County has more schools in need of extra support than any other school district in Florida. A Florida Department of Education report outlines a dire need for English teachers this upcoming school year. Exceptional Student Education (ESE), […]
Bill would give $25,000 to aspiring school counselors, social workers
Bailey Adling would stay up some days until 3 a.m. studying for his master’s degree in school counseling, and then wake up at 7 a.m. to work a full day as a substitute teacher. He was so exhausted he often considered dropping out of the program. While Priscilla Park was enrolled full-time in her graduate […]
NYC budget deal cuts school funding amid declining enrollment
New York City lawmakers reached a $101 billion budget deal Friday that finalizes cuts to school budgets for the 2022-2023 school year. Many details of the agreement, which sets the city’s financial plan from July 1 through June 2023, were still unavailable Friday evening. But in April, the mayor’s proposal showed a $1 billion drop […]
As Eric Adams keeps control over NYC schools, he’s forced to lower class sizes
Mayor Eric Adams won control of New York City’s public schools for two more years, but not without several changes to the system along with a new mandate to lower class sizes by 2027, state lawmakers decided early Friday. Sen. John Liu, a Queens Democrat who helped craft the agreements, described the compromise over mayoral […]
How to help struggling students? NYC’s Comfort Dog Program might unleash some answers
Literacy coach Meredith Loftus sometimes has a special helper for her phonics lessons with struggling readers at P.S. 70 in the South Bronx. Chip, a 1.5-year-old shih-poo (poodle/Shih Tzu mix), joined her on Thursday, as she worked with a small group of third graders as they sounded out words with digraphs, two letters that sound […]
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 […]
New CDC guidance: Vaccinate teachers, but don’t wait to open schools
“Highly anticipated new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says schools don’t need to wait for staff to be vaccinated to reopen. Students should return full-time where spread is low or moderate, and with regular testing, the CDC says schools can open for some in-person instruction even when community spread is high. Masks and […]