Marijuana Use Spills Into NYC Classrooms as Educators Grapple With New Cannabis Landscape

Marijuana Use Spills Into NYC Classrooms as Educators Grapple With New Cannabis Landscape

By Michael Elsen-Rooney, Chalkbeat, THE CITY The Manhattan 16-year-old started smoking weed to get over a bad breakup, initially keeping the habit outside school hours. Soon, though, he was using marijuana to address other mental health issues, like depression that suppressed his appetite and anxiety that made it difficult to go to class. He began […]

‘There’s Only So Far I Can Take Them’ – Why Teachers Give Up on Struggling Students Who Don’t Do Their Homework

‘There’s Only So Far I Can Take Them’ – Why Teachers Give Up on Struggling Students Who Don’t Do Their Homework

By Jessica Calarco and Ilana Horn, The Conversation Whenever “Gina,” a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. “I help her a lot with homework,” Gina’s mother, a married, mid-level manager for a […]

Harvard Names Claudine Gay 30th President

Harvard Names Claudine Gay 30th President

Photo: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer By harvard.edu Claudine Gay, a widely admired higher education leader and distinguished scholar of democracy and political participation, will become the 30th president of Harvard University on July 1. Since 2018, Gay has served as the Edgerley Family Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the University’s largest […]

Macmillan Education Caribbean Conference 2022 Starts Today

Macmillan Education Caribbean Conference 2022 Starts Today

The Caribbean Conference – November 7-9 – will bring together educational officers from Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago to join their counterparts in Saint Lucia. There they will discuss the evolution of education and educational requirements in the region (island specific and […]

CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

CDB, CARICOM & THE OECS Commission Launch Teacher Training Program to Tackle COVID Learning Loss

15,000 educators across the region, will have the opportunity to benefit from capacity building in key components of the Learning Recovery and Enhancement Program (Let’s REAP) for Caribbean Schools, an intervention designed to address the learning loss that occurred or worsened due to COVID-19. Launched in July 2021, Let’s REAP was developed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB),  […]

As NYC School Board Meetings Return in Person, Will Parent Participation Dwindle?

As NYC School Board Meetings Return in Person, Will Parent Participation Dwindle?

New York, NY / USA – December 17 2018: Stuyvesant High School. The most selective of the specialized high schools in the NYC public school system. (Shutterstock) By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat For many New York City parents, the move during the pandemic to virtual school board meetings meant they could attend without having to scramble […]

Education Minister Urges Embracing Of STEM Subjects

Education Minister Urges Embracing Of STEM Subjects

By Nya Phillips, gisbarbados.gov Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Kay McConney, wants to see Barbados and its Caribbean neighbors embracing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts, amid growing opportunities in these areas. She expressed the view during the presentation of approximately 500 experimental kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, to campers of […]

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

‘Project Open Arms’ Will Provide Wraparound Services for New Students Entering School System, Including Academic, Social-Emotional, and Language-Access Supports Plan Includes Targeted Resources for Asylum-Seeking Families Currently Living in and out of City’s Shelter System

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

New York, NY – August 11, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks during joint announcement with Paley CEO Maureen Reidy at The Paley Center for Media. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro, and […]

Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

Program Will Provide Summer Learning and Enrichment for 25,000 Charter School Students

Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

New York, NY – April 3, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams making introductory remarks on stage at opening night for Paradise Square musical at Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the launch of ‘Summer Boost NYC’ — a new Bloomberg Philanthropies […]

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