Highlights from the September 26 issue of the New York Teacher.
Where is the curriculum?
Thousands of teachers began the school year without promised Common Core-aligned textbooks, anchor texts, trade texts, teacher guides or manipulative materials, forcing them to improvise last-minute lessons and units.
Charter’s inclusion causes hard feelings
Success Academy’s expansion into Washington Irving HS left teachers there feeling like have-nots.
Three teachers, one opening day
From cookies to calculators, how three teachers spent their first days of school.
Winner gets boost from his teachers
Kimberly Faraci, a 1st-grade teacher at PS 19 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had never volunteered for a political campaign before. But that changed when she learned Antonio Reynoso, 30, was a Democratic candidate for the City Council. Faraci and Reynoso go back — way back — to the days when he was in her 1st-grade class.
Saved by her health care
Rosa Martinez, a family child care provider, suffered from two forms of cancer — but beat the disease thanks, in part, to the health insurance won for providers by the UFT.