BCIT Named a New Jersey Lighthouse District by NJDOE
Posted by Dr. Nagy on 8/3/2021
During a special session of the NJDOE Third Annual Statewide Equity Conference this morning, BCIT was named a New Jersey Lighthouse District. BCIT was recognized as one of 7 Lighthouse Districts which is a reflection on the work done in the district over the past two years in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion. This is an honor for not only our district, but our students, staff, parents and community.
The focus of the Lighthouse Award reflects the recognition of educational improvement in equity to support Governor Murphy’s vision for a stronger, fairer New Jersey. Local education agencies have been chosen based on data analysis and a review of their “Equity Stories”. They have been selected by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) based on their improvement in one of the following areas:
Increasing diversity in the teacher workforce;
Increasing equity in disciplinary outcomes;
Increasing equity in course enrollment (AP/IB/CTE); and
Increasing equity in postsecondary enrollment.
Accepting the award in a panel discussion of the efforts behind the recognition was Dr. Nagy, Dr. Ashanti Holley, Michele Hill and Danielle Hartman. As part of the acceptance of this honor, BCIT will be asked to host educators from around the state each year, and professional learning events that we will be asked to lead, participate in structured professional learning network opportunities between Lighthouse Awardees, and other ad hoc projects. Congratulations BCIT.
Ten Key Challenges Identified that Confront the Future Global Landscape in Education
Posted by Dr. Nagy on 7/31/2021
Honored to contribute 10 key reflections in School Rubric Global Insights Magazine on lessons learned and upcoming challenges in education as educators migrate through a pandemic and post-pandemic environment. Education cannot return to the way it was prior to March 2020 otherwise we are not addressing the present and the future that does not yet exist based on what we learned see pages 8-9 https://bit.ly/SR-GEI-006