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Gail Robinson

Entries by Gail Robinson

NYC's School Closing Gambit Leaves Students Behind

(19) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 6:26 PM

New York City's efforts to fire half the staffs at 24 struggling schools took another turn last week -- and like everything that has happened in the last six months at these schools, the latest twist seems unlikely to help the thousands of students in these buildings.


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Leaders of New Group Have an "Interest" in Education

(18) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Few people define themselves as being a member of a special interest. That term applies to the folks on the other side -- the people you disagree with. New Yorkers got more evidence of that this month with the formation of StudentsFirstNY. In a nutshell, the group wants...

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What the Bloomberg Administration Seems to Forget

(4) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 11:53 AM

As they have sought to remake the nation's largest public school system, New York City officials have portrayed their efforts as a civil rights struggle. But despite such rhetoric, the city has created an obstacle course for its students, especially black and Latino boys, and the barriers these young men...

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