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Shael Polakow Suransky

Viral Outbreak At Storm Shelter Closes 3 New York Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

Three of four high schools in Park Slope’s John Jay campus were closed Wednesday after 13 children living in an emergency shelter there contracted a...

City Officials Tell Edu. Commission Additional Funding Is Needed To Fund Common Core Implementation

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

As New York City works to integrate the Common Core State Standards, Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky says both the ci...

Will Common Core Standards Make Students College-Ready?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first published, it has been clarified that 44 states and U.S. territories, not 48, have stated an intention to adopt the...

Rock Star Superintendents: Are They Overpaid?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

They command six-figure salaries. No, we're not talking rock stars, pro athletes or even pro coaches. We're talking school superintendents.

State Ed Commissioner Caves to Pressure from the Billionaire Boys Club

Andrew Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Andrew Wolf

In an attempt to "compromise" and satisfy everyone, State Education Commissioner David M. Steiner appears to have satisfied no one.

Cathleen Black: Education's Sarah Palin?

Gary Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Anderson

It was business as usual on Friday as David Steiner apparently has agreed to provide Bloomberg with the waiver he needs to appoint Cathleen Black as t...

After Failing in the Big Apple, Bloomberg and Klein Should Stop Lecturing the Nation on Schools

Andrew Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Andrew Wolf

We can't re-run the election, but the least we should expect from the Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein is to have the decency to stop spreading the fiction of a "New York Miracle" that simply never happened.