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Joy Resmovits

How Should New York Measure Teachers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As different states seek their own methods for evaluating a profession whose job security has long been determined by experience rather th...

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg's Appointee Confirmed As NYC City Schools Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- One week after magazine maven Cathie Black’s abrupt departure from her post as New York City schools chancellor, it’s official -- Mayo...

National Lessons From Cathie Black's Departure

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's surprise announcement Thursday that Cathie Black is resigning as New York City Schools Chancellor reveals some of the challe...

Joy Resmovits

NY Education Commissioner David Steiner To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- First the city, now the state. Just hours after the news broke that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was stepping down, t...

Ask Customers to Use Less of Your Product: The Big Heresy

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Xerox and Waste Management are doing something mostly unheard of: they're working with customers to use less of their traditional product or service. That's a big shift in business as usual.

Cathie Black Officially Gets Waiver To Lead NYC Schools

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — The state education commissioner agreed Monday to let publishing executive Cathie Black serve as New York City schools chancellor, pu...

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.

Cathie Black To Get Waiver, Senior Deputy Chancellor

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — The state's education commissioner will grant media executive Cathie Black a waiver to serve as chancellor of the nation's largest sc...

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...

The Appointment of Cathleen Black and the Trouble with Corporate Schooling

Gary Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Anderson

The corporate community and most venture philanthropists, persist in thinking schools should be run like businesses. This time around though, instead of the factory model school, they have bequeathed us the latest business fads.

Goodbye Joel Klein, You Will Not Be Missed

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

This is not the time for the teachers of NYC to roll out the welcome mat and bring cookies and milk. This is the time to start taking the offensive. I believe the deform movement is on the ropes.

Will Steiner Waver on Cathie Black's Waiver?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The prospect for the granting of a waiver to Cathie Black so she can serve as New York City's school chancellor may have dimmed a bit in the last two days.

Cathie Black: But Can She Teach?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

One would imagine that if one were seeking to fill the most important school superintendency in the US, some person could be found who was both a brilliant manager and had some experience in education.

Race to the Top and Charter School Autonomy

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

In an unintended consequence of Race to the Top, as states seek to implement its highly prescriptive set of favored policies, charter school autonomy may become an innocent victim.

New York State School Leadership Fiasco: The Illusion of Rigor

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

This past week the New York State Education Department released the scores of proficiency tests in math and English. The "proficiency" level of students in New York has plummeted through the floor.

Arthur Delaney

NYS Education Commissioner Vows Reform After Homeless Brooklyn Girl Denied Diploma

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After a wave of negative press, New York State Education Commissioner David Steiner is vowing that what happened to homeless Brooklyn high school seni...

New York Falls Short on Race to the Top

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

This week, as the deadline approached for filing New York's application for $700 million in federal Race to the Top Dollars, the New York State Legislature did nothing. That's right, nothing.

Gov. Paterson Forfeits Leadership Role in Race to the Top; Will Anyone Step Forward?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

The governor's inaction -- perhaps disinterest -- in whether New York has a shot at hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education aid underscores the current vacuum on educational issues.