Teacher shortage: ‘Maligning and vilifying’ educators affects retention, union president says

Teacher shortage: ‘Maligning and vilifying’ educators affects retention, union president says Students across the country are heading back to school, but many without adequate teachers. According to the National Education Association, there are more than 280,000 fewer public school teachers nationally than prior to the pandemic. And the shortage is perhaps most acute in the […]

By John Russo | Blog . TESOL

Splashy initiative to provide $100 million boost for NYC child care

A new public-private partnership plans to invest $100 million in New York City’s youngest residents by supporting child care providers and expanding access to care for families.  The new effort, which is being called the Child Care Quality & Innovation Initiative for New York City, is funded by matching $50 million commitments from both the […]

By John Russo | Blog . news

NYC panel approves $43 million to replace troubled special education data system

From Chalkbeat: A citywide panel cleared the way this week for New York City to begin overhauling its special education data system, approving nearly $43 million to replace the costly and glitchy database more than two years after officials first announced plans to scrap it. The city’s Special Education Student Information System, known as SESIS, […]

By John Russo | news . Special Ed

COVID rates are down, but some Bronx parents are not ready for in-person learning

From Chalkbeat: For the first time in almost a decade, Bronx mom Lourdes Jibodh did not receive a letter from her son’s school saying that his promotion to the next grade level was in doubt. Instead, her 17-year-old son Christian Camacho has been performing well academically while learning online during the pandemic. The junior at […]

By John Russo | Blog . news

NYC gave thousands of students iPads. For English learners, those devices have not been up to the task

“We’re watching our students struggle with technology not designed to help them learn. We teach high school English to new immigrants in the South Bronx. During our online classes, we notice our students multitasking to survive this pandemic.  We see them providing child care for younger siblings, and we hear them working jobs to help […]

By John Russo | Blog . news

Coaxing NYC students back to classrooms: wins and struggles at one Bronx high school

When New York City high schools reopen on Monday for the first time in four months, the hallways at Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical High School will not be as crowded as they usually are. But they will be more bustling than many other city high schools. In a typical year, Smith welcomes just […]

By John Russo | Academic . Blog . news

Ed People – Find a Job or Find a Teacher

8-26-13 edPeople.com – Find a Job or Find a Teacher College of St. Rose / CITE Admin Program alumnus Adam McCabe co-founded edPeople, an online Education Networking Group, to help teachers get proactive about their job searches, and to help schools find quality teachers to interview. We talked to Adam about his exciting new venture. […]



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