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Every year, millions of readers come to InsideSchools to gain independent insight into the New York City public school system. In this podcast, members of the InsideSchools team offer their expertise and perspective in response to real questions from real readers.

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Every year, millions of readers come to InsideSchools to gain independent insight into the New York City public school system. In this podcast, members of the InsideSchools team offer their expertise and perspective in response to real questions from real readers.

    Democratizing NYC’s Gifted and Talented Education: The Color Lines of Brilliance | Season 2, Episode 5

    Democratizing NYC’s Gifted and Talented Education: The Color Lines of Brilliance | Season 2, Episode 5

    During this episode, the InsideSchools staff speaks with Kaliris Salas-Ramirez, PhD, a Distinguished Medical Lecturer at the CUNY School of Medicine and the President of the Community Education Council. This episode focuses on the emerging conversations surrounding Mayor Bill De Blasio's plan to phase out the NYC Gifted and Talented program, in addition to discussing the history and ongoing impact of gifted and talented education, standardized testing, and local government influence on public education policy.

    RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

    NYC Opt-Out https://www.optoutnyc.com/

    District 2: Families for Real Educational Equity (FREE) https://freepublic.nyc/about-us/

    BLM at NYC Schools https://blmedu.wordpress.com/

    ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/us/new-york-gifted-and-talented-education-program/index.html

    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/10/8/22716211/gifted-talented-test-segregation-nyc-overhaul

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/nyregion/gifted-talented-nyc-schools.html

    https://www.diverseeducation.com/opinion/article/15279732/when-the-gates-are-literally-and-figuratively-closed-to-gifted-and-talented-education-for-black-students

    https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-what-research-tells-us-about-gifted-education/

    https://tcf.org/content/commentary/gifted-students-separate-classrooms/

    https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-gifted-talented-blasio-20211010-dovwr6tsifa4vpps3m6326irru-story.html

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-de-blasio-to-convince-eric-adams-to-scrap-gifted-talented-schools-20211012-44brr76narhi5bxcvv4z3d5j2e-story.html

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    Please tell us what you think. We LOVE feedback. Here are a few of the main ways to reach us: InsideSchools, our flagship website  // Our InsideSchools+ Community or our Facebook Page  // Tweet, tweet: Over on Twitter // Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter // SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS via 60 second voice message

    • 42 min
    Teaching Truth: The Path Toward Decolonizing the Curriculum | Season 2, Episode 4

    Teaching Truth: The Path Toward Decolonizing the Curriculum | Season 2, Episode 4

    During this episode, InsideSchools staff build community with Lisa Covington, a representative from the national steering committee of Black Lives Matter at School. We discuss the organization’s initiatives, the recent Attorney General’s memorandum around “threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation's public schools,” and social justice curriculum in schools.

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    RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

    https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/year-of-purpose.html

    https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/ejroc/culturally-responsive-curriculum-scorecards

    NEA Know Your Rights | https://neaedjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021.8.18-KYR_post.pdf



    ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/should-black-lives-matter-agenda-be-taught-school/618277/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/us/black-lives-matter-shirt-oklahoma-school.html

    https://www.npr.org/2021/04/30/992038052/blm-and-teacher-s-free-speech

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/12/01/black-lives-matter-school-new-book-antiracist-work-education/

    https://www.justice.gov/ag/page/file/1438986/download



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    Please tell us what you think. We LOVE feedback. Here are a few of the main ways to reach us: InsideSchools, our flagship website  // Our InsideSchools+ Community or our Facebook Page  // Tweet, tweet: Over on Twitter // Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter // SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS via 60 second voice message

    • 37 min
    Taking Up Arms: The Vaccination Wars in NYC’s Schools | Season 2, Episode 3

    Taking Up Arms: The Vaccination Wars in NYC’s Schools | Season 2, Episode 3

    During this episode, InsideSchools staff review the back and forth conversations about vaccinations and what the DOE mandates may mean for staffing in schools.  We are joined by Raymond Ankrum, Sr., Superintendent of Riverhead Charter School.

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    RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/daily-covid-case-map

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/covid-19-testing-for-students/testing-providers

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/covid-19-testing-for-students

    ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/vaccine-mandates-in-schools-arent-new-theyve-been-used-since-1850

    https://www.usatoday.com/storytelling/school-mask-mandate-covid-vaccine-map/

    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/27/22697449/vaccine-mandate-nyc-school-ruling

    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/25/22693168/judge-delays-vaccine-mandate-nyc-teachers

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    Please tell us what you think. We LOVE feedback. Here are a few of the main ways to reach us: InsideSchools, our flagship website  // Our InsideSchools+ Community or our Facebook Page  // Tweet, tweet: Over on Twitter // Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter // SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS via 60 second voice message

    • 23 min
    What are the Kids Reading? Decoding NYC’s Curriculum Renaissance | Season 2, Episode 2

    What are the Kids Reading? Decoding NYC’s Curriculum Renaissance | Season 2, Episode 2

    During this episode, InsideSchools+ staff review the recent news blitz around NYC’s $635 million curriculum and programming initiatives.  We welcome back Tom Liam Lynch to share his experience and talk through the N.Y.C. Universal Academic Recovery Plan.

    (Note: An earlier version of this podcast was posted without music! That won't do at all. So we re-published it with the jazzy transitions listeners have come to know and love.) 

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    RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE


    WeTeachNYC: Curriculum | https://www.weteachnyc.org/approach/curriculum/
    NYC Instructional Priorities | https://www.weteachnyc.org/media2016/filer_public/b1/23/b123ef41-02d3-48e9-864b-0b11e4f2de1e/2021-2022_instructional_principles_june2021_accessible.pdf
    Learning Subjects | https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/subjects
    Engage NY | https://www.engageny.org 

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    STAY IN TOUCH

    Please tell us what you think. We LOVE feedback. Here are a few of the main ways to reach us: InsideSchools, our flagship website  // Our InsideSchools+ Community or our Facebook Page  // Tweet, tweet: Over on Twitter // Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter // SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS via 60 second voice message

    • 27 min
    Rebooting Extra Help and Launching the 2021-22 School Year | Season 2, Episode 1

    Rebooting Extra Help and Launching the 2021-22 School Year | Season 2, Episode 1

    Extra Help is BACK! During this show, Tom, creator and host of Season 1 of Extra Help, and Tanishia, host of Season 2, discuss the intended function of Extra Help, its connection to the work of InsideSchools, and the goals for the new season.  In addition, the two will discuss current news headlines that take us into the opening of schools for the 2021-22 school year.

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    RESOURCES TO SHARE:


    School Platform Inventory
    Homecoming 2021 Document 

    WEBSITES TO SHARE:


    DOE Transportation Overview
    InsideSchools
    Family Welcome Centers

    ARTICLES TO SHARE:


    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/26/22643726/nyc-quarantine-instruction-covid
    https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/education/2021/09/08/uft-president-slams-city-for-decision-to-cut-payroll-for-unvaccinated-staff-with-a-medical-exemption
    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/8/22663061/nyc-teachers-union-negotiations-covid-vaccine-mandate

    • 25 min
    Episode 30: Season Finale, and What Comes Next for Us All

    Episode 30: Season Finale, and What Comes Next for Us All

    This week marks the end of the school year in New York City. And with the end of the school year comes the end of this season of Extra Help. In this episode, Tom Liam Lynch reflects briefly on the first season of the podcast, lay out all the unknowns facing NYC families with the new school year just two months away, and give a little glimpse into what is up next for InsideSchools. 

    Resources: InsideSchools/CNYCA report on DOE response to Covid-19 via remote learning

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