NEWS YOU CAN USE: Adult education fair on May 11


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NEWS YOU CAN USE Adult education fair Borough President Helen Marshall, Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Leroy Comrie are holding an adult education fair on Wednesday, May 11. The fair will take place at the Workplace 1 Queens Career Center, 168-25 Jamaica Avenue. There will be classes in literacy, GED prep and English language. Pre-GED […]

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Remember higher education tax credits


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The American Opportunity Credit, a temporary replacement for the federal Hope Credit, provides a tax credit of up to $2,500 per student to offset qualified higher education expenses. Since every dollar of free money is one that will not have to come from more expensive sources, like loans, parents and students with higher education expenses […]

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Isaac’s Education blog: No civic duty on company time


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When teachers are summoned for jury duty they should postpone their service until their vacation and take it then. That would demonstrate professionalism and save the taxpayers money. This proposal, which doesn’t even rise to the level of an April Fools Day joke, comes from the City Council, which has otherwise been on the right […]

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Isaac’s Education blog: Cerfing the (Conflicts of Interests) Net


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The New York Times reported on December 5 that the city’ s Conflicts of Interests Board had “found that a deputy chancellor solicited charitable contributions from executives of Edison Schools, am Education Department vendor for whom he once worked.” The deputy chancellor in question is Christopher Cerf, and the solicitations he made are forbidden. Although […]

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Isaac’s education blog: Turkey Day inspiration


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Thanksgiving Day stands alone among American holidays. Its inspiration is timeless and universal and it lends itself to teaching across all curriculums and cultures. There’s nothing about that holiday that is irksome to anybody regardless of national, political, or religious ideology. And its original meaning has not been eroded by entrepreneurs or braggarts of any […]

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Isaac’s Education blog: Fair is foul and foul is fair


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The story is relatively fresh but reading it leaves a bitter aftertaste and foul whiff that is vintage Chancellor Klein. The New York Times on October 22 reported that a librarian at Brooklyn Tech High School, a veteran of 39 years as an educator, was fined $500 by the city’s Conflict of Interests Board because […]

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Isaac’s Education blog: Abracadabra


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Yanking their pet demon, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), out of their bayonet-lined hats is the piece de resistance of the Department of Education’s (DOE) traveling Black Magic Expo. Practicing their art, this posse of CSI sorcerers have lifted their own prints from every “crime scene” on the educational landscape and replaced them with […]

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