Posted on: by , Principal, New Dawn Charter High School .

Creating a school culture and changing an established school culture may take you to both sides of the argument- creating the culture is much easier than changing the establishment. Having been on both sides of that fence, I am going to argue on the side for creating a school culture

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Posted on: by , Principal, New Dawn Charter High School .

During December and January I talked about the work our PICCS cohorts were doing in Instructional Rounds. The data, along with the research that we are connecting to the work based on the school we are visiting, is allowing all observers to look at instructional patterns across classrooms and then

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Posted on: by , Principal, New Dawn Charter High School .

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

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Posted on: by , Principal, New Dawn Charter High School .

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.

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Posted on: by , Principal, New Dawn Charter High School .

Being transparent is a hard job. It means that you have to have the courage to acknowledge where your weak spots are. For a small transfer school with very large shoes to fill (cough*Wildcat*cough), it is no big secret that we are searching for the right potion to make our

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