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Just Say Nay to the ELA The Teacher Project A Teaching Fellow Finds Her Footing Staying the Course in a High-Demand Charter School Making The Grade: Mentoring Student Teachers In a Inspiration from a Difficult Childhood Unconventional Classroom
 

Just Say Nay to the ELA

Yesterday, critics of the state-mandated English Language Arts exam marched in front of nearly 40 schools in Manhattan.

The Teacher Project

Reporters in Columbia Journalism School's education seminar profiled teachers from across the city, looking for insights into a largely misunderstood profession.

A Teaching Fellow Finds Her Footing

Luisa Cavagna once thought she wanted to be a doctor, but now her heart is in the classroom

Staying the Course in a High-Demand Charter School

Despite the long hours and endless challenges of teaching middle school students in this high-octane charter school, first-year teacher Carpenter has shown no signs of becoming discouraged by the obstacles.

Making The Grade: Mentoring Student Teachers In a “Failing” School

Is it possible to learn to be a strong teacher in a school the city says is failing? Veteran teacher Ann Neary mentors Lehman College senior Greg Castro at DeWitt Clinton High School, a struggling landmark in the Bronx.

Inspiration from a Difficult Childhood

Until last year, Kadeem Gill wanted to be a lawyer. Now he's decided to give up his spot at Columbia Law School to teach middle-school math to kids who remind him of his own difficult childhood

Unconventional Classroom

Cinzia Bontempo, who teaches 12th grade English to students from over 50 countries, knows what it’s like for her students at Manhattan International High School to be far from home.

A Teaching Fellow Finds Her Footing

08 April 2014

Luisa Cavagna once thought she wanted to be a doctor, but now her heart is in the classroom

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From Broadway, With Love

07 April 2014

Dan Pettrota is a math teacher at World Journalism Prep, who stepped down from the Broadway stage to enter the classroom through the New York City Teaching Fellows.

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Staying the Course in a High-Demand Charter School

04 April 2014

Despite the long hours and endless challenges of teaching middle school students in this high-octane charter school, first-year teacher Carpenter has shown no signs of becoming discouraged by the obstacles.

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Making The Grade: Mentoring Student Teachers In a “Failing” School

03 April 2014

Is it possible to learn to be a strong teacher in a school the city says is failing? Veteran teacher Ann Neary mentors Lehman College senior Greg Castro at DeWitt Clinton High School, a struggling landmark in the Bronx.

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Inspiration from a Difficult Childhood

03 April 2014

Until last year, Kadeem Gill wanted to be a lawyer. Now he's decided to give up his spot at Columbia Law School to teach middle-school math to kids who remind him of his own difficult childhood

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Clown Turned Teacher Finds He Needs a New Bag of Tricks

31 March 2014

A neatly trimmed beard and pocket full of pens and pencils are now the workday toolkit for Dan Berkley, a former circus clown turned physics teacher thanks to the NYC Teaching Fellows program.

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From NASA to the Bronx, a Student Teacher Learns What Works

30 March 2014

Tim Hatlee, a student teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, used to work at NASA. Now he's getting his master's in education through a program called Math for America.

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Unconventional Classroom

30 March 2014

Cinzia Bontempo, who teaches 12th grade English to students from over 50 countries, knows what it’s like for her students at Manhattan International High School to be far from home.

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Surviving the First Year, Day by Day, in the South Bronx

28 March 2014

Just getting through the first year is an accomplishment for a new teacher, but Emma Schneider, 31, is determined to make a difference in the lives of her students at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx.

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Reaching Kids with Street Law 101

28 March 2014

Once an East New York cop, now an East New York teacher, Jeff Kaufman tries to lure kids into school by teaching them what they need to know about justice and law.

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