Outstanding Educators of the Year 2006
Outstanding Educator of the Year 2006 Celebrated at the Harvard Club by Joan Baum, Ph.D.
For four years Education Update has been honoring outstanding public school teachers at much-anticipated and well-attended award breakfasts at the Harvard Club. READ MORE
Congratulatory Letters from Politicians
The following politicians sent their congratulatory letters: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chancellor Joel I. Klein
Outstanding Educator of the Year 2006 winners list
Outstanding Educator of the Year 2006 SPONSORS
SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS
Joe Klein Speaks at Oxonian Society on Democracy
By Gillian Granof
Recently, Joe Klein, the prolific writer of Time Magazine and acclaimed author of numerous works of political commentary, including, most notably, Primary Colors, addressed a packed audience at the Cornell Club. READ MORE
The Birth of a New School, Bronx, NY:
Ken Baum, Principal Extraordinaire
by Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Ken Baum, principal extraordinaire, started a new public school in September 2004, The Urban Assembly for Applied Math and Science. READ MORE
By Sherlyne Gilles, Teacher, Ebbets Field Middle School, Brooklyn
COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS
The Dean's Column
Getting into a Factorial Loop
By Dean Alfred Posamentier, Ph.D.
This charming little process will show an unusual relationship for certain numbers. READ MORE
Does My Child Have a Learning Disorder (LD)?
by Glenn S. Hirsch, M.D.
One of the major barriers to a child’s achievement in school is the presence of a learning disorder. READ MORE
No Child Left Behind: Says Who?
By Lynn K. Robbins, Ph.D.
What impact does the policy created by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have on the achievement of students? What changes might be necessary to make it work? READ MORE
MUSIC, ARTS & DANCE
Find Your Voice
By Pola Rosen, Ed.d.
Recently the feature length documentary film, Find Your Voice was screened as part of the prestigious ‘Theatre in Education’ Series of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY’s Graduate Center. READ MORE
Music Theater International & Freddie Gershon:
Students Across Five Boroughs Make Their Broadway Debut
By Liza Young
The Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, Music Theatre International (MTI), under the leadership of Freddie Gershon, and the NYC Department of Education through the direction of Dr. Sharon Dunn, Senior Instructional Manager for Arts Education, have teamed up to create the Inaugural Arts Educational Program. READ MORE
Leila Hadley Luce: Mother & Daughter Relationships
by Joan Baum, Ph.D
Although this award-winning memoir was published almost a decade ago, it bears revisiting, not least of all because its prolific and indefatigable author has at the age of 80 and in spite of emphysema just seen her recently published landscape journal book, A Garden By the Sea win a silver medal in a highly competitive category for its elegant text and striking photography. READ MORE