NYC DOE And the new Framework is not working.

I think that the new NYC Public schools support structure clearly lacks any real support. In that there is little to no effective use of leadership and even once decent teachers now turned admins have lost their skills to lead by example. 547 more words

NYC DOE Public School Parenting

de Blasio / FariƱa - not performing up to expectations

I think those who are trashing them are wrong.

I think those who are defending them are wrong.

I’ll leave out the non-education stuff – that’s more complicated, and while de Blasio has chalked up some pretty big blunders, he’s miles better than the guy he replaced. 903 more words

New York

Thoughts on the New NYC Framework for Great Schools

Right now I am supposed to be working on my undergraduate thesis and/or graduate school applications, except that I have writer’s block. And the best thing to do when you have writer’s block is to write, so here I am, procrastinating from writing about education by…writing about education. 1,235 more words

Bicycles are STEM

Last week the NYCDOE ran their first ever STEM Institute. It was a fairly large event; I want to say there was over 400 teachers… 282 more words


A 4% Chance You'll Be Ready for High School

A decision to close a school – no matter how poor the results – can never be an easy one. It’s one thing to sit behind a desk and look at lists of test scores and how they compare to city averages; but it’s yet another to have to sit down with families and let them know they need to find a new place for their child to attend school, or with teachers to tell them to look for new jobs. 556 more words

2015-2016 Sabbatical Applications on-line - due 3/17

Did you know the New York City Department of Education still grants study sabbaticals? Well, they do. I took one last year. I know two people on them this year. 490 more words


The Quad School Visit

I went to an open house today at the Quad school, its a new school that just opened in the east village. The school is only 18 children from ages 7-14. 83 more words

NYC DOE Public School Parenting