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Book Review: Success Across the Hudson

A once vital industrial hub in New Jersey remakes its school system by building on its strengths, emphasizing “the ensemble, not the prima donna.”

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Concerns grow over education reform camp planned for Lake Placid

Some parents and teachers are complaining they’re being shut out of attending an upcoming conference on education reform. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is listed as the honorary sponsor of “Camp Philos, a philosopher’s camp on education reform,” planned for May 4-6 in Lake Placid. The event is being put on by Education Reform Now, a Washington, […]

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A School Reform Bus Rides into the Bronx

A+NYC, a collective of New York City community groups disappointed with the education policies of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, has been on a cross-borough school reform bus tour, reports the Norwood News. From the group’s tricked-out blue bus, members have been publicizing a school reform agenda to mayoral candidate hopefuls and the community, as well […]

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ACTvF Aims to Avoid Common Post-Founding Principal Struggle

As the Academy for Careers in Television and Film experienced a leadership change in January, the school’s new principal hoped to avoid the dip in performance that plagues many new schools after the departure of their founding leader.

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Advocates Launch Group Aimed To Monitor Education Reform

Diane Ravitch, an education historian and vocal critic of recent education policy trends, has launched a new advocacy group that will endorse political candidates committed to safeguarding schools from “privatization,” Education Week reported. The group, called the Network for Public Education, will also donate funds to political candidates whose agendas reject education policy measures like […]

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A Candid and Controversial Look at School Reform

“The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” Diane Ravitch’s 20th book, reflects on her shift from conservative to more liberal views on education. However, she makes the point toward the end of the book that she never changed her fundamental ideology of education — mainly that everyone should be afforded a high-quality education. What changed is her view of how to reach that goal.

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Joel Klein Pushes Civic Education

Klein encouraged educators to teach students about citizenship at a March panel discussion at the 92nd Street YMCA.

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