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Lisa Belzberg

Entries by Lisa Belzberg

Can Dyslexics Succeed at School or Only in Life?

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 4:33 PM

There's something funny about learning that a successful CEO or politician received bad grades in school. We're amused to hear that Steve Jobs earned C's on his way to a 2.6 GPA in high school-- before creating the most profitable company on Earth. But what if stories like these say...

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Partnering to Tackle the Global Education Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 1:42 PM

Last year, acting on a promise made in his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo brought together a group of 25 leaders in education, business, and government to form his own Education Reform Commission. Over the following eight months, the Commission spoke with parents, students, educators, and legislators...

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Becoming a Nation of School Leaders

(11) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 10:48 AM

In the discussion about public education, there is universal agreement on the importance of teacher quality (though not a united effort to accomplish getting the highest quality teacher in every classroom). And, there is universal -- and increasingly vocal -- disagreement on the appropriate qualifications/background for school superintendents. There's not...

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Which Special Needs Kids Are Getting Served at Private or Public Schools and at What Cost?

(12) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 4:28 PM

One of my daughters is intelligent, creative, hard-working and highly dyslexic. She attends a private school where class size is often as small as 8 children. My child is truly fortunate because the school has the staff and resources to help her overcome her learning challenges and help her to...

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Is America Ready to Have a Grown-Up Conversation About Educating our Kids?

(15) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 1:27 PM

Early in 2000, locked in a tight battle for the republican presidential nomination, then-Governor George W. Bush decried a culture of public education policy that was more interested in adult's policies than in student achievement. "What's not fine," he stumped, "is rarely is the question asked, 'Is our children learning?'...

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