Sarah Garland

Sarah Garland is managing editor K-12 at The Hechinger Reporta nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College - Columbia University.

Sarah Garland appears in the following:

The Man Behind Common Core Math

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Common Core math standards were largely written by a physics professor working part time in his garage. Now they're in use by tens of millions of students nationwide.


Common Core Standards Shake Up Publishing Biz

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Small start-ups and non-profits have elbowed their way into creating curricula and materials for New York City schools, dramatically changing the business of education, a field long dominated by a few publishing giants.

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The African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation

Monday, February 04, 2013

Sarah Garland examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality. In Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation Garland tells the stories of the families and individuals who fought for and against desegregation.

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Questions Lead Way in One School's Teacher Training

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It would be unsurprising if this parochial school had a poor academic track record. None of the teachers went to college. All the students speak Yiddish as their first language. The vast majority of the students are extremely poor. Yet for the past decade the principal has coaxed excellence out of both students and teachers.

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How an Australian Company Won the Top Spot in Teacher Training

Friday, June 22, 2012

A decade ago, Australia nearly topped the charts when it came to teaching children to read. Although Australia has fallen in more recent international rankings, its reputation has helped one company dominate the New York City market in on-the-job teacher training. The company, known as AUSSIE, is a leading example of how the push to provide improved training for teachers has turned into a multimillion dollar enterprise.

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Teacher Training Programs Lack Oversight

Friday, June 01, 2012

With the spotlight on teacher performance, we take a closer look at the world of professional development which is supposed to help teachers improve and stay on top of their game.

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Gangs in Garden City

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In her book Gangs of Garden City, journalist Sarah Garland follows the migration of two Central American gangs (Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street) from El Salvador to Los Angeles and finally to suburbs of Hempstead, Long Island.

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Fire Fallout

Monday, August 20, 2007

The flames are out at the Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan, but the questions are just starting to emerge. Sarah Garland, police bureau chief at The New York Sun, and U.S. fire administrator Greg Cade look at the extent to which standard fire procedures were followed.