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Old 04-01-2007, 08:58 AM
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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I was born and raised in Mastic, LI but my parents moved us down to florida (which i really really really didn't like at all) i love NY. I always knew that I would move back and i really thought about staten island for a long time... it is not far away from manhattan and it isn't as crowded. my plans are to finish college in florida at Florida State and major in math and minor in education and i wanted to get a teaching job in NY.... i have been looking up teachers salaries in the area and where as i dont know if they're accurate the average is around 50,000... my question here is which of the 5 boroughs would be the best to live in? i mean mostly in the area of cost of living, and neighborhood safety.

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:15 AM
Status: "Seattle here I come!" (set 15 days ago)
Location: Dirty Jerz
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NYC schools can be a tuff place. Most of S.I. is good. But if you apply to a NYC school they can put you anywhere in NYC cant they? I know the NYPD is like that.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:42 AM
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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yes i think that they can put you anywhere i know it could kinda be difficult but i dont have a problem with that... i really dont mind commuting it is just i wanted to get an idea of out of the 5 which would be goods places to look at more than other in areas of cost of living and such.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:52 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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Well where you work should play a major part in where you live.

If they assign you to work in the North Bronx or out in Bayside in Queens, you don't want to be living in Staten Island as the commute would be very expensive and take forever.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:45 AM
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I'm a NYC teacher, you are in a good position because you are majoring in Math. I hope that's secondary Math because that's even in more demand. What you want to do is make sure that you have everything for NY state licensure, especially the NYSTCE. Then look up jobs available on the nycenet.edu site, sign up with TEACH NY, now you have your pick and you are not committed to anyone school. If you are willing to work with true inner city kids, you can get a job easy.

I think Queens is your best bet to live and work from. Here in the Bayside/Whitestone area you can commute to Bronx, Manhattan, and other areas of Queens and even LI within 30 minutes. The rent can be a little pricey, but it's a nice, safe neighborhood with a lot of people your age. You can live in a small space for about $1,000 a month. I think new teachers with a BA about $42,000. You can check on the uft.org and put in teacher salary schedule. Get your MA as quickly as possible that will boost it up and then get those post MA 30 credits. You'll be set.

Good Luck, I feel for you trying to make it back to the place you love. I'm headed the oppisite way and would love for some help with getting teaching job out of state.
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