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Panel: Principals in the Age of Accountability

Putting Principals to the Test: Transforming NYC Schools in the Age of Data-Driven Accountability

The Bloomberg administration has introduced a radical new system of school management, giving principals more freedom in exchange for the promise of better test scores and graduation rates. Crucial to this are new test-based accountability systems, which focus attention on struggling learners. But the traditional oversight by superintendents is gone. Does this strategy build better schools? What has been gained, lost and learned? And what does the future hold?

At the forum, the Center for New York City Affairs will release a new report analyzing these influential and controversial reforms.

Introductory remarks by Merryl Tisch, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

Ms. Tisch will then join in a discussion with:
John Garvey, former Dean of the Teacher Academy and Collaborative Programs, City University of New York
Ramón González, Principal, MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Bronx, NY
Shael Polakow-Suransky, Deputy Chancellor for Performance and Accountability, NYC Department of Education
Jacqueline Wayans, member, Community Education Council, Bronx District 10

Moderated by Clara Hemphill, Senior Editor, Center for New York City Affairs

Admission is free but you must reserve a seat. Please click here to RSVP or call 212.229.5418.

Light breakfast will be available beginning at 8 am.

Supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Sirus Fund and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation

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