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principles and principals, they're not interchangeable

A teen mother, living in poverty; she works hard to extricate herself from her situation, eventually earning two masters degrees. She becomes a teacher and goes on to become a public school principal. 158 more words

True Crime

Teachers: How to Talk to Students about the Eric Garner Incident

A 43-year-old Staten Island Black man, Eric Garner, died after a police officer used a chokehold that is apparently not authorized by the New York Police Department regulations. 356 more words

A call to adopt Balanced Literacy

An article in the New York Times caught my eye, it highlights New York schools chancellor Carmen Fariña’s proposal to adopt a balanced literacy approach in more New York City classrooms (link to article provided below). 131 more words


Rising Number of Homeless Students in NYC Creates Social, Economic Strain

With the number of homeless children in New York City a startling 76,816 in the 2012-13 school year from 68,371 in the previous year, according to the Independent Budget Office, shelters are now housing more children than adults. 281 more words