DOE Aims to Desegregate NYC Schools

There are two known NYCDOE desegregation policies that are currently in effect. Last year, the NYCDOE allowed seven schools to save seats for “disadvantaged” students. These schools can save as much as 60% of available seats for students from  low-income families. 193 more words


True Grit vs. Socioeconomic Status

The idea that a student’s work ethic predicts academic outcomes and future success, was famously coined as “true grit” by psychologist, Angela Duckworth. Duckworth found that teachers could teach grit to their students and that grit ultimately predicted GPA and graduation rates. 161 more words


It's time to push Fariña on unfair funding, bad principals

There are a ton of major issues to push with the NYC Department of Education. But my gut says these two should be priority. What do you think? 604 more words

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5 Things You Should Know About the NYCDOE

1. New York City’s education system is controlled by the mayor.

In 2002, Mayor Mike Bloomberg attained control of the NYC education system from the state legislature. 298 more words


National Hot Dog Day, Kindergarten Math, and More

 “I’d rather hear it from an avatar.”

Who’s with us? We know the millions of teachers who use Voki worldwide can agree, but we’ll speak for ourselves—avatar technology rocks. 434 more words

Many NYC High Schools got treated badly by Bloomberg/Klein - when do we fix the damage?

My caucus brought the following resolution to the UFT Executive Board June 1, 2015 – 51 weeks ago. The Unity leadership tabled it, and never brought it back. 522 more words

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