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Schoolbook

Promising Results Found With Core Knowledge Reading Method

Monday, March 12, 2012

Children at 10 schools who were taught reading using a curriculum designed by the education theorist E.D. Hirsch Jr.’s Core Knowledge Foundation have significantly outperformed students taught at other schools under a variety of other methods, most of which fell under the definition of “balanced literacy,” an approach that was promoted citywide by the former schools chancellor, Joel I. Klein, beginning in 2003.

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Schoolbook

City Says It Will Focus on College Readiness

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In a joint hearing of the higher education and K-12 education committees, City Council members asked Department of Education officials how it was possible to assign meaning to an increasing graduation rate if a majority of students remain unprepared for college.

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Schoolbook

Who's Who at Tweed: A Guide to the Chancellor's Cabinet

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Former school teachers and principals, political aides and the spokeswoman for two Congressional leaders are among the people in Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott's cabinet.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Black and Latino Male Initiative Includes Education Agenda

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new $127 million initiative to help young black and Latino men relies heavily on improving their academics, because too many students are graduating without the skills they need for college or work.

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