How Tough is too Tough? How rocketing school suspensions nationwide may feed the school-to-prison pipeline – and even violate civil rights, a special report by Monitor education reporter Stacy Teicher Khadaroo.
Photos: (top)Mercedes Morgan, a senior at Ralph J. Bunche Academy, an Oakland, Calif., alternative school for students with disciplinary records, listens in as the school’s restorative justice coordinator, Eric Butler (r.), talks by phone with her mother. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
(bottom) Indicating he’s done answering a question, Oakland High School student Jesse Baldain III passes a ball to the instructor in his manhood-development class. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
Graphics by Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
The Urban Assembly’s Central Office is hiring a Receptionist/Office Assistant.
- Operate a multi-line telephone system; receive and direct incoming calls and voicemail
- Greet visitors and announce arrivals to appropriate staff
- Sort and distribute all mail, deliveries and incoming faxes
- Maintain shared conference room and assorted office logistics
- Maintain Office calendars and School contact lists
- Respond to general inquiries about the UA
- Maintain supply of up-to-date communications materials
- Other duties, as needed
The problem of qualified low-income students who rarely end up at elite colleges is easy to fix and can be done at very low cost, a compelling study shows.
Are you a teacher in NYC looking for a job?
Come on down to The Urban Assembly’s Teacher Meet & Greet 2013! Join us at The main New York Public Library branch, located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
Educators from nine universities are testing technology from a Silicon Valley start-up, CourseSmart, that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
Over the weekend, UA’s own Erin Gehant and Rudy Elizondo attended the NYCDOE student recruitment fair, representing our newest schools: UA School for Emegrency Management & UA School for Global Commerce.
We’re pleased to announce that it was a rousing success! Great work, folks!
Mayor Bloomberg highlighted the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management and Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce during his April 2nd press conference announcing new school openings. Principals Rodolfo Elizondo and Erin Gehant were present at the gathering, and Elizondo was featured on NY1.
Watch and read more about the school and initiative here.