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Uploaded on Jun 21, 2010

THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu
Putting Principals to the Test: Transforming NYC Schools in the Age of Data-Driven Accountability.

Moderated by Clara Hemphill, senior editor at the
Center for New York City Affairs | http://newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs

The Bloomberg administration has introduced a radical new system of school management, giving principals more freedom in exchange for the promise of better test scores and graduation rates. Crucial to this plan are test-based accountability systems, which focus attention on struggling learners. At the same time, the traditional oversight by superintendents is gone. Does this strategy build better schools? What has been gained, lost, and learned? The Center for New York City Affairs will release an analysis of these influential and controversial reforms at the conference, which they are sponsoring.

Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy | http://www.newschool.edu/milano

Introductory remarks by Merryl Tisch, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents.

Ms. Tisch will then join in a discussion with:
- John Garvey, former dean of the Teacher Academy and Collaborative Programs, City University of New York.
- Ramón González, principal of MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology in the Bronx.
- Shael Polakow-Suransky, deputy chancellor for Performance and Accountability, NYC Department of Education.
- Jacqueline Wayans, member of the Community Education Council, Bronx District 10.

Supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, United Way of New York City, the New York Community Trust, the Sirus Fund, and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.

*Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall.
06/16/2010 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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