Coronavirus Virus School Proto...

Feb 4, 2020 by

It’s commendable when parents take their children’s education seriously and send them to school even when their kids...

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Dress Codes

Jan 31, 2020 by

So which is it:  fluff, smoke and mirrors, a red herring or an urgent assertion of human rights? The latest topic bedevilling...

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Carranza In Bayside

Jan 29, 2020 by

One of the key components of schools Chancellor Carranza’s philosophy, which he has infused into Department of Education...

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FBI/ Academic Fraud Investigat...

Jan 28, 2020 by

The FBI is reportedly investigating allegations of grade-fixing, cheating, potential academic fraud, complicity and wider corruption...

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Bedlam and Hope

Jan 25, 2020 by

Bail reform is a  bold and righteous idea. It is driven by a sound and morally-binding concept.  But to a degree it has...

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Reflection on Dr. Martin Luthe...

Jan 23, 2020 by

“Thank you, Martin!” An acquaintance of mine said that on Dr. Martin Luther King Day last week.  I thought he was...

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Teachers Choice

Jan 16, 2020 by

Teachers Choice, a program that annually reimburses teachers up to $250 and other educational titles lesser amounts for classroom...

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Hate Crimes/ Hate Speech

Jan 15, 2020 by

The Department of Education has rapidly responded to the latest wave of hate speech. Next year they will roll out a syllabus designed...

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Supervisors and Student Discip...

Jan 14, 2020 by

Teachers and school principals are natural adversaries but that does not mean they must be antagonists. A healthy dynamic tension is...

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Victory Against Unlawful Retal...

Jan 13, 2020 by

Francesco Portelos is a whistle-blower against whom a war of retaliation lasting several years was waged. It cost him his position in...

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The US Census: Meaning, Mobili...

Jan 8, 2020 by

The year of the first US census, Mozart was in his last full year of life and Marie Antoinette still had her head. Now it’s...

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Principal Abolishes Deadlines ...

Jan 8, 2020 by

Just before winter break, I almost needed the Heimlich Maneuver when I almost choked.  Food was not involved.  Instead it...

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Memorial to a Former Colleague...

Jan 2, 2020 by

During the vacation just ended, I lost a dear friend and former teaching colleague named Lenora. She was a fine educator in every...

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Holiday Greeting Etiquette

Dec 19, 2019 by

A retired New York City public school teacher who writes letters to community newspapers that are published almost weekly, currently...

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Ron's Nomination For Irrel...

Dec 17, 2019 by

For Irrelevant Person of the Year, I nominate Mark Janus, the forgotten household name and patron saint of freeloaders. This bag-man...

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The Hector Figueroa School of ...

Dec 16, 2019 by

When the students at PS 398 voted to re-name their building The Hector Figueroa School last week, it instantly became a better place....

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DOE's New Dual-Language Ex...

Dec 11, 2019 by

The Department of Education currently offers 671 bilingual programs in 13 languages to students from Pre-K through high school,...

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Ron Isaac's Letter to The ...

Dec 10, 2019 by

In her latest anti-labor opinion piece ( Post, 12/6), Nicole Gelinas condemns the prospect of a 2 percent raise for TWU workers and...

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary: Forg...

Dec 9, 2019 by

I suspected that the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor would be forgotten or, which is worse, deliberately...

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Peer Review

Dec 5, 2019 by

“Peer review” is a tool for dividing and conquering that is widely being promoted as a teacher empowerment initiative. ...

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