What’s Next For Charters?

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As a privately located school, we are not feeling the heat that many of my co-located charter school brethren are feeling since Mayor DiBlasio has taken office. It seems in the weeks since the mayor has officially taken office, the outlandish comments being made by folks on both sides of the issue are just getting… Read more »

Marking your time and being accountable for it

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I don’t have to tell any of you that are administrators in a school that your time is always limited. You never have enough time to read lesson plans, or sit in classrooms, or listen to students and parents, and problem solve with your staff and conduct quality professional development. And the list goes on…. Read more »

Understanding Charters, AGAIN.

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With the new administration beginning to get comfortable in New York City, an increase in polarizing comments being slung between charter advocates and unionized public school advocates has taken to the airwaves. This is getting tiring. This is a time when school leaders and the talented teachers who work in New York City should be… Read more »

More Common Core Myths to Bust

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I was having an email exchange with a very dear friend in Albany, and the conversation invariably turned to issues with the Common Core. My friend was telling me about how at a staff meeting a co-worker was going on and on about this whole conspiracy entrenched in the standards- from data mining to mind… Read more »

Addressed vs. Assessed Standards: Completing the Curricular Aligment

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It is always refreshing to attend the Network Team Institutes in Albany. Every time I go there, I always seem to find a big “aha” moment that connects back to what we are attempting to do at New Dawn. To continue from one of the major “themes” of our staff development from Year One, aligning… Read more »