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Posted Mar. 29, 2018

Cynthia Nixon’s Run for Governor Is Looking a Lot More Like ‘Hypocrisy and the City’

For the past decade or so, the forces of the educational status quo have done battle with those of education reformers. The most common line…

By Patrick Riccards

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Posted June 20, 2016

How Mayor de Blasio Can Regain New York City’s Trust

Early Saturday morning the New York State Legislature passed a bill that falls far short of the mayor’s political and educational objectives. First, legislators shrunk…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 26, 2016

Are You Listening, DeBlasio and Cuomo? Here Are 3 Keys to Successful Community Schools

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his state of the state speech. With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday following only days later, I couldn’t help but reflect on the lack of progress my city of New York has made towards ending social inequality, and narrowing long-standing achievement gaps. During his “I Have A Dream” speech, Dr. King Jr. envisioned a day where “little black boys and girls will be holding…

By Karim Abouelnaga

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Posted Jan. 20, 2016

Some Advice for Opening Those Community Schools in NYC

Karim Abouelnaga, founder and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, an evidence-based, full-service summer school provider for K-8 schools, has grave concerns about NYC Mayor DeBlasio and NY Governor Cuomo's plans around community schools. He worries that millions of dollars could be wasted unless more expertise, adequate support, and plans for productive interventions firmly in place. Now is not the time for trial and error. We need to see positive…

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Posted Dec. 14, 2015

Inside the Perfect Political Storm That’s Forcing Gov. Cuomo to Backpedal on New York Education Reform

These are whiplash-inducing times for public schools in New York, as state education leaders keep hitting the brakes on the very reforms they had aggressively…

By Bill Hammond

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Posted Dec. 1, 2015

Cuomo Cries ‘Uncle’ to Labor Lobbyists

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo navigated an overhaul of the teacher tenure law last Spring, he took a moribund system—one in which 96 percent…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 7, 2015

You Too, Governor Cuomo?

I’ll say it straight out: I’m an Andrew Cuomo fan, particularly in regards to his education platform that includes higher standards, accountability, universal preschool and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 2, 2015

Will Common Core be Cuomo’s Fall Guy?

Emanuel Felton of The Hechinger Report asks if Governor Cuomo's recent pull back from Common Core is a sign that New York, once Common Core's greatest stronghold, will ultimately end up backing out of the standards. Will the Governor's commitment to other education policies, most notably teacher evaluations, take precedence over Common Core and essentially lead to a total reversal on their adoption and implementation?   When Andrew…

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Posted May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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