Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saying that the US armed forces should reflect the US population, General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, offered support for the idea of re-instating the draft on the Brian Lehrer Show. He also discussed the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, even agreeing that the invasion of Iraq may have been one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes in U.S. history.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Drawing on her own life, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, former banker, NYC deputy public advocate, and the author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (New Harvest, 2013) urges young women to "jump the line" and follow a new model for leadership.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Conrad Black, chairman of the Telegraph newspapers in Britain from 1987 to 2003, founder of the National Post in Canada, and author of Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership (Encounter Books, 2013), talks about the strategic leaders and decisions that led to the rise of the United States as a world "superpower."
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Schoolbook carried video coverage of a WNET-sponsored forum on school leadership moderated by SchoolBook's own Beth Fertig. School principals, experts and Tweed officials weighed in on what it takes to lead a successful school.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Since our country's founding, Americans have debated the speeches and tracts sacred to our founding, from the Exodus story to the Declaration of Independence. In this election year, politicians and pundits constantly debate the "true" meaning of America's core canon, asking what the founding fathers or Martin Luther King, Jr. or Eleanor Roosevelt would think of immigration reform, or affirmative action, or birth control. In his new book, author and professor Stephen Prothero has collected these core texts in his new book, "The American Bible."
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The society announced on Wednesday that Dr. Vishakha Desai is leaving her post as president and chief executive officer in September to join the Guggenheim Foundation as a senior adviser for global policy and programs.
Monday, March 12, 2012
We’ve all seen the Girl Scouts selling their tagalongs and thin mints. More than a few of us used to sell those cookies ourselves. But the Girl Scouts, of course, are far more than cookies, badges and sashes. They’re an organization that’s had an impact on 50 million women. Eighty percent of female business owners are Girl Scout alumnae, as are 70 percent of all women in Congress, and nearly every female astronaut.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts, and we’re celebrating with the current CEO Anna Maria Chavez. Chavez joins us from the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, Savannah, Georgia.
Irene Saucedo is also here. Homeless her whole life, she joined a Girl Scout leadership development program called the Gamma Sigma Girls in high school. She is now a freshman at Texas State University.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Historian Robert Kagan holds the distinction of influencing both Mitt Romney and President Obama's political discourse. A foreign policy adviser to the Romney campaign, Kagan's ideas were also evident in President Obama’s state of the union address, which disputes the claim that America is in decline.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
As Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and the teachers union debate how best to evaluate teachers, a former deputy chancellor for the city's Department of Education proposes a peer review system for teachers, where they could learn from each others' observations.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
On Wednesday, The Takeaway spoke with Thomas Day, an Iraqi War veteran who grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, where he took part in Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile program. "Young folks of my generation don't have a whole lot of faith in the leaders," Day said. "And for me, this situation with my local leaders back home in State College, Pennsylvania, kind of encapsulates that." Some Takeaway listeners thought Thomas's assessment of the Baby Boomer generation was spot on.
Friday, November 04, 2011
When school leaders share their authority with teachers, parents and even the students themselves, they widen the circle of those who are responsible, and ultimately accountable, for student success.