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ARCHIVES : SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS : 2011

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

Gilder Lehrman InstituteGILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE
VIdeo Stacy Hoeflich: History Teacher of the Year 2011
By Elise Grace, Jennifer MacGregor and Marissa Schain
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the History Channel, and Preserve America sponsored the National History Teacher of the Year 2011 awards ceremony at the Frederick Douglass Academy in NYC....WATCH VIDEO & READ ARTICLE

PRINCIPALS SPEAK
Perspectives on the Eagle Academy for Young Men
By Dr. David Banks
In January 2010, Mayor Bloomberg asked me to help create a new citywide initiative that would focus on providing services to young black and Latino men....READ MORE

Reclaiming Learning in Education
By Dr. Peter Dillon
A friend and mentor once said to me, “You’re always a teacher, your class just keeps changing.”...READ MORE

MIT President Susan Hockfield Applauds 250 High School Women in Math
First Prize Of $25,000 Goes To 10Th Grader
By Lydia Liebman
MIT, Boston: The world of math and arithmetic is sometimes considered to be a male-dominated field....READ MORE

The Scoop on No Child Left Behind
By Dominique Carson
President Barack Obama recently announced that states would be able to apply for waivers from the Adequate Yearly Progress timelines of the No Child Left Behind Act, in the hopes that standards in schools will increase....READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Zambia: On Location with Teacher Charles Zulu
Interviewed by Jan Aaron
I am the head teacher of Chiwawatala Basic School, My deputy is Misozi Mwanza, and there are 12 other teachers....READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Meeting Mrs. Mwanza: Zambia Educator

By Jan Aaron
It’s a topsy-turvy world: Board a South African Airlines jet at JFK on a fine April day when New York kids are toting book-filled bags to school, and after a 17 hour flight to Johannesburg to change planes, I recall a kaleidoscope of overlapping images – tea plantations in Malawi, an old mission there; an overnight at elegant Mkulumadzi Lodge set in a virgin forest, then Zambia, and the news. “Schools are on holiday.”...READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Strong, Effective Leadership Key to The Bialik-Rogozin School
By Gillian Granoff
REPORTING FROM TEL AVIV -- When I sat down to talk to Karen Tal at the Bialik-Rogozin School in south Tel Aviv, I was eager to meet the woman whose inspiring transformation of a failing school became the topic of the academy award winning documentary “Strangers No More,” which was produced and directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon....READ MORE

Instructional Coaching: A New Trend In Supporting Students and Teachers
By Rhonda Davis, M.A, CCC-SLP and Bill McCarthy, M.S. CCC-SLP
Two NYC speech-language pathologists travel to “America’s Heartland” to learn about instructional coaching and discuss how to effectively integrate this approach to support students with language learning weaknesses during classroom instruction....READ MORE

EPA Announces the 2011 Presidential Innovation Award Program for Environmental Educators
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator Bob Perciasepe announced the 2011 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators program....READ MORE

Closing the Achievement Gap by Empowering Black and Latino Boys
By Giovanny Pinto
Teachers and administrators from the New York City Department of Education gathered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to sit back, listen, and learn from students, in particular Black and Latino male youth....READ MORE

The Young Women’s Leadership Schools: First Sugar-Free Public School In NYC
More than 1,500 students and teachers from the Young Women’s Leadership Schools took the Sugar-Free One Week challenge and pledged to give up sugar-sweetened beverages....READ MORE

Attention:  Conference of Black Educators
The Association of Black Educators of New York will host their annual Education Conference on Saturday, November 12 8AM-2PM at Fredrick Douglass Academy, located at 149th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard....READ MORE

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