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Shael Polakow-Suransky

Shael Polakow-Suransky appears in the following:

Chancellor Walcott on New Test Scores, Small Schools Study

Monday, August 26, 2013

This week, parents will get the results of their child's new common core standardized tests this week. NYC schools chancellor Dennis Walcott and chief academic officer Shael Polakow-Suransky talk about how to interpret the (probably lower) scores. Plus, a new study from MRDC found gains in graduation rates from the "small schools" strategy favored by Mayor Bloomberg.

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New York City's Grad Rate Debate

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New York has just released high school graduation rate numbers -- New York City's 2012 graduation rate was 64.7 percent. NYC's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky discusses the trends in the rate, and how increased standards will effect graduation numbers.

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City on Common Core Testing

Friday, April 12, 2013

This year's state tests for grades 3-8 will reflect new Common Core standards. Shael Polakow-Suransky, New York City's Chief Academic Officer, discusses next week's testing and the concern about the change.

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School Support Networks More Responsive Than Ever

Monday, October 22, 2012

The city's chief academic officer says school support networks have improved dramatically in the last few years while saving the city money. Ahead of this week's City Council hearing on the topic, he says the networks let principals choose their peer groups and give them one place to go for answers on a variety of topics.

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College Readiness is Key Focus This Year

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A top education official outlines the city's goal of improving the quality of learning and teaching so that more students are prepared to enter - and graduate from - college. He says when the focus is on developing resilient and independent thinkers, strong test scores will follow.

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Special Education Changes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer of the New York City Department of Education, talks about how NYC public schools are moving to a system for "inclusion" of special needs kids in regular classrooms.

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Teachers' Value

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer of the New York City Department of Education, talks about the recent release of Teacher Data Reports and how to calculate "value-added" for teachers.

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