WNYC, New York Times to Launch Innovative Education Site SchoolBook
Monday, August 22, 2011
SchoolBook, which will launch September 7, will offer fresh content daily — including coverage by WNYC and New York Times reporters — and feature customized pages for each of the 1,700 public schools and 800 private schools in the city.
The user-friendly site will provide the tools necessary to help parents and educators analyze schools by providing the fullest picture of schools' performance and environment — including a searchable test score database that details staffing, programs and facilities.
The site will be edited by veteran Times editor Mary Ann Giordano, who oversees the paper's community news sites, The Local.
Senior reporter Beth Fertig, who has covered schools for more than 15 years, will be the primary contributor to the site for WNYC.