Expanding “community schools” in New York City will require changing the way that children’s services are delivered, according to new recommendations. A core feature of community schools, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to grow, is adding support and services after the regular school day.
As New York City rolls out an ambitious plan to offer free full-day prekindergarten for tens of thousands of 4-year-olds this fall, community activists and union members in Chicago say it’s time for universal early childhood education and child care in the Windy City.
In an op-ed, a National Board Certified teacher writes that he doesn’t get adequate time in the school day and year to share ideas with other teachers and offers ideas for creating more learning opportunities so that educators can perfect their craft.
ady. Summer bridge programs and other support during the summer after high school graduation can make the difference in whether graduating seniors — particularly from low-income families — who plan to go to college actually enroll. National studies show that from 10 percent to 40 percent of students, depending on the school district, who are intending to go to college never show up.