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Give Progressive Middle Schools a Chance

Tom Allon | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

School choice has been a positive development in public education in New York, but sometimes the city's Department of Education makes the wrong choice.

Standing on the Shoulders of Schools Around Us

Peter Cipparone | Posted 08.09.2012 | New York
Peter Cipparone

In a divisive education policy conversation which pits one set of schools and politicians against another, educators must lead the charge to learn from other schools. We must stand on the shoulders of those who work alongside us.

Black is In: So Much for Treating Teachers as Professionals

Leonisa Ardizzone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonisa Ardizzone

While I am sure Cathie Black is highly intelligent and extremely competent, I think replacing one non-educator with another sends a very powerful message to teachers.

Lessons from Gotham for Education Reformers

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

Reformers often face the same set of choices. But consistently ignoring public sentiment is not a viable long-term strategy; we can win a few rounds this way, but the changes we secure won't be lasting.

Education Reform? Great Plan!

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

When you know nothing about education, or more specifically, about what makes good teaching, education reform seems quite simple. Too bad that isn't the case.

Hubris v. Parochialism

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

The argument that only educators can run education institutions is narrow-minded and parochial, and isn't germane to the Bloomberg-Black issue.

Let's Get Complicated

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

Every year in New York State, there's an entire week in January devoted to giving Regents exams. Kids can study, prepare, and take tests, or if they're really lucky, get a week off. This year things are different.

Wavering on the Waiver: Reservations about Cathleen Black

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

From a educator's perspective, the eventuality of Black getting the waiver from the state is a particularly disheartening prospect.

All is Politics

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

In education, all is politics. But since the kids are watching, the type of politics we play in schools is crucial.

Why Cathie Black?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Granted, Mayor Bloomberg didn't want anyone from the education establishment, but couldn't he find someone from education to run the city school system? Or from New York?

Who Is Cathie Black?

| Jon Schuppe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Cathie Black steps into the tumultuous world of public education after a long, successful career as a media executive. The head of Hearst...