Entries by Tony Hoffmann

Middle Early College High School at Buffalo Saved from Extinction

In spite of the fiscal crisis enveloping Buffalo, NY, Middle Early College High School @ Buffalo, a school primarily serving students at the low end of the economic scale, has been saved from the chopping block. Statistics such as a 93% daily attendance rate, 80% college pass rate and 2.4 average college GPA turned the tide in favor of keeping the school open.

John Starkey Named the New Principal of International High School

  A native of Western New York, Mr. Starkey previously taught ESL and Bilingual Social Studies in various K-12 classes and worked for Mid-Hudson Migrant Education program. He received student teacher training at Queens International HS at LaGuardia Community College under the mentorship of HaroldBretstein.  While teaching History at LaGuardia, Mr. Starkey was a UFT and Personnel Committee chair and parent ESL teacher before transitioning to […]

New Publication by Researchers from Teachers College and Rutgers University Outlines the Benefits of Dual Enrollment Programs like MCNC

“Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for Educational Advancement of All Students” is a thoroughly researched publication of the Blackboard Institute that rigorously documents the benefits of dual enrollment, the name given to programs like those offered by the Middle College National Consortium that allow high school students to enroll in both high school and college courses […]

MCNC Summer Professional Development Institute Concludes With Rave Reviews from Attendees

How to Become a College Ready School was the Theme of MCNC’s 17th Annual Summer Professional Development Institute. Over two hundred educators from thirty schools across the country attended this four day event Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham-President & Founder of MCNC These conferences are vital for schools to share information about becoming college ready. In […]

Students Show Their “Stuff” at 19th Annual Student Leadership Initiative Conference

150 Middle College National Consortium affiliated students came together at MCNC’s 19th annual Student leadership Initiative Conference to “show off” the projects that they’d been working on for the past year. This year’s conference focused on the relationship between Habitat and Humanity. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 From April 27-May 1, 2011, 150 […]

Middle College National Consortium’s Student Leadership Initiative Set to Explore Habitat and Humanity

After seven months of study, organizing and action, students from Middle College National Consortium schools across the nation will convene at Edgecombe HS to share their experiences, knowledge and local projects in the hopes of building a network of youth that will make a difference. The annual MCNC Student Leadership Initiative is scheduled to run […]

Middle College National Consortium Launches Comprehensive New Website

The totally redesigned and updated MCNC website, http://www.mcnc.us, has been receiving rave reviews . Information as diverse as New School Development, School Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Resources and Professional Development is now readily available. New York, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) April 19, 2011 After more than six months of work the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) launched […]

Article on Successful College Retention Practices to Be Published in Community College Week

Five Lessons on College Retention from Early Colleges, an article laying out the practices used in early college high schools that lead to student success in college, will be published today in Community College Week. The authors, Dr. Cecilia Cunningham and Dr. Roberta Matthews have a twenty-five year history of working together on high school/college […]

Professor Eric Nadelstern to Give Keynote Address at Middle College National Consortium’s 18th Annual Summer Institute

The Middle College National Consortium will hold its annual Summer PD Institute from July 7-July 10 at the Hyatt Regency, in Jersey City, NJ. Professor Eric Nadelstern, former Deputy Chancellor for School Support and Instruction at the New York City Department of Education, and leader of its Small School Initiative, will give the keynote address. […]