Articles & Books

FEATURE:  There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression.  Below are links to a 5-part article about one of those homeless children. It is a story that is both troubling and provocative. The information in this article has important implications for future teachers due to the growing number homeless children in our schools.This is one of their stories.

Part 1 – Invisible Child – Girl in the Shadows: Dasani’s Homeless Life
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1

Part 2 – A Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=2

Part 3 – A Neighborhood’s Profound Divide
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=3

Part 4 – Finding Strength in Bonds of Family
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=4

Part 5 – Reasons to Dream
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=5

See the Online Universities blog article naming the 14 Best Books About Global Education.

“Top 25 Education Activists in the U.S. Today,” Read it here.

“12 Ways Parents Can Contribute to Education Reform, ” Read it here.

“Teachers Want to Lead the Transformation of their Profession,” January 26, 2012 issue of “Homeroom,” the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education.  Read it here.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers Today” – The August/September 2011 issue of “Go teach,” the official magazine of the Future Educators Association, featured this article. Also, take the “Go teach” Pop Quiz to find out if teaching is right for you!

CFE Featured on the Cover of the NJEA Review – The February 2011 issue of the New Jersey Education Association Review features the Center for Future Educators at The College of New Jersey in a cover story article entitled:  “Growing Tomorrow’s Teachers – The Center for Future Educators helps teenagers learn about and prepare for the profession.”  See feature article online.

NJEA and Future Teachers – “The NJEA has taken the lead in supporting today’s students who aspire to become future teachers. Thanks to NJEA funding, several initiatives are currently being coordinated by the Center for Future Educators (CFE) at The College of New Jersey to reach out state-wide to high school and middle school students who aspire to become the next generation of teachers.”   See the full article.

Encouraging the Next Generation – NJFEA Launches “Sponsor a Future Teacher” — Center for Future Educators Executive Director and NJFEA State Director, Larry Fieber, authored the a feature article entitled: “Encouraging the next generation – NJFEA launches ‘Sponsor a Future Teacher,’” which appeared in the September 2012 issue of the NJEA Review.  Mr. Fieber writes, “NJFEA members are invited to encourage and recruit the next generation of teachers by participating in “Sponsor a Future Teacher,” a new initiative being launched this fall.  This program reaches out to current high school and middle school students who are considering careers as future teachers.”  Read the full article here.

Other Important Articles:

School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

“Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports”

“Share This With All Schools, Please”

“Do Parents Care Enough About Schools?”

Reading gap widens between wealthy and poor students, study says.

Missing from Science Class: Too Few Girls and Minorities Study Tech Subjects NY Times OpEd, 12/11/13

International Education Rankings Articles, Huffington Post

Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West

No Rich Child Left Behind

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court

The First Race to the Top

K-5 Teacher overload: Too many trained, not enough jobs

Ex-Schools Chief in Atlanta is Indicted in Cheating Scandal

Teacher tenure, evaluation regulations introduced at state BOE

14 Best Books About Global Education

Focus: Teaching in an Urban School Article

Focus: Teaching in an Urban School Guide (color version)

Focus: Teaching in an Urban School Guide (black and white version)

FEA Case Statement – Making the Case for Teacher Recruitment

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, NY Times

Get your students in action

Being a Teacher is More Than Just a Job

Homelessness Comes to School

Poverty Facts and Figures

When Will We Learn

Pop Quiz – What Does it Mean to be a Professional