Welcome Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to Education Update
MAJOR CHANGES FOR THE SCHOOLS
Every individual I meet on the street says, “I wish you
good luck.” When they have had a drink or so they say, “Do you
realize what you have gotten yourself into?”
Directions in Education:
Innovation, Collaboration and Communication
Dr. Geraldine Chapey
Bold change is in the air and taking hold everywhere. With
the new governance law, Mayor Bloomberg now has full responsibility
for the success of all preschool, elementary, middle and high
Klein Promises to Listen to Public as He Implements Systemic
New York City Schools
Chancellor Joel Klein has adopted a novel educational perspective
as the driving force behind his “Children First” program...
the Superintendent’s Office
Rose Albanese-DePinto, Senior Superintendent of High Schools
As Senior Superintendent of high schools, Rose Albanese-DePinto
knows that, in New York City, building space is worth its
square footage in gold...
Children, Healthy Futures
by Matilda Raffa Cuomo& B.J. Carter
enable children to have a successful school education, there
must be an active partnership with the home, school and
Jill S. Levy
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators
(CSA) members–public school principals, assistant principals,
supervisors and day care directors–have been...
Discuss Terrorism at Brandeis HS
by Marie Holmes
students gathered in Brandeis HS’s sprawling auditorium on
the Upper West Side to attend a panel discussion entitled,
“A Global Response to Terrorism: the U.N.’s Role.”...
Parents “Learn the Law” at Annual United Parents Association
by Tom Kertes
was one thing crystal clear about the 81st Anniversary Conference
of the United Parents Association (UPA): its purpose. “I know
why you’re here,” Steve Sanders,...
Praise of Homework
by Dorothy A. Hutcheson
has been much in the news. Last year several articles appeared
about the hopeless drudgery of it all, the astronomical amounts
assigned to even young....
Programs Abroad: Advancing Nothing More than Resumes?
The Oxford Advanced Studies Program lets high school-age
students from many countries take classes and live in the
dorms at Magdalen College in Oxford, England...
Outstanding Teachers of the Month for November 2002
Outstanding Teachers of the Month for November 2002 have each
been nominated by their colleagues, students, parents, principals
and superintendents. Education Update has selected six nominees
for their outstanding work on the “frontiers” of education...
James Warren Speaks to Poly Prep Students
James Warren recently spoke at Poly Prep Country Day School.
Appointed on August 23, 1994 to the San Francisco Superior
Court, Judge James Warren has presided over... (more)
for School Districts
new monthly column to help school superintendents and principals
get additional funding much needed at a time when school budgets
have been cut....
in History Compiled
by Chris Rowan (more)
Manhattan Inaugurates New President
It has been a season of inaugurations of new college presidents
in New York City, and Judson R. Shaver joined the distinguished
list as he became the seventh president of Marymount...
by Sybil Maimin
college admissions frenzy is in full swing and hardly a seat
was empty when The New York Times and Hofstra University
co-sponsored a talk based on...
Institute at Bank Street College Established
to “Propel the Teaching” of Science
Adam B. Kushner
In the silent and empty halls of the Bank Street College
of Education, after students had deserted for the day, one room
to Offer Entertainment Publicity Course
Community College’s Continuing Education Department is offering
a 5-session class entitled, “Publicity for Theater and Entertainment
Arts,” in which a professional...
Kaufman Captivates Audience at Marymount Manhattan College
Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose–the more
things change, the more they stay the same...
Minton Named Diplomat-in-Residence at CCNY
a sabbatical from the realm of international diplomacy, where
negotiating peace talks in Asian trouble spots and representing
the U.S. at the UN Security Council were the order of...
to Beating Breast Cancer: Awareness & Education
On the eve of New York City’s annual Race for the Cure in
Central Park, a fundraiser so successful that it has practically
become a national event, women gathered at the Hotel Pierre
Coat Ceremony at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
White Coat ceremonies are “rites of passage” for beginning medical
students and are designed to reinforce the need for physicians
to incorporate sensitivity and compassion as well as...
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health Center To Be Established
At New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell
The New York Presbyterian Hospital announced plans to establish
the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at the Hospital’s
Weill Cornell Medical Center site...
the Superintendent’s Seat:
Teaching Our Children to Give Back
Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
Our children study a great many subjects in school...
Power of Teachers
Dr. Lorraine Mccune
This fall, after a twenty-year hiatus, I find myself again
teaching students who aspire to the teaching profession...
Unique Programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at
The NY Botanical Garden Pofessional Development For Teachers
Introducing the new “A Teacher’s Guide to the Everett Children’s
Adventure Garden, Making Informal Learning Fun,” designed to
help maximize the educational experience of a...
of San Diego Recognizes Community Leaders
Pola Rosen Gives Keynote Speech at awards ceremony
Picture a modern low-slung building surrounded by flowers
A new column answering parents’, educators’
and students’ questions about special education, in response
to the flood of letters and e-mails we have been receiving at
Delta Kappa Sponsors Panel of Experts
to Discuss Changes on the Horizon for Special Education
Within the evolving field of special education, the ramifications
of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation are felt
Inside the Exhibit:
‘Art Inside Out’ at Children’s Museum
hardly the first interactive art exhibition in New York City.
But for the young target audience of “Art Inside Out,” the Children’s
Museum of Manhattan’s (CMOM) current...
Above Jim Crow:
Art Exhibition & Public Television Series
A trove of paintings by a previously unheralded, self-taught
artist from Spartanburg, South Carolina, provides the core material
of a new traveling exhibition that offers a personal...
Debate Over English Language Acquisition
Kara H. Stein & Heidi Fisher
In the past decade, as the student population in the U.S.
has grown increasingly ethnically and linguistically diverse,
the debate around English language acquisition has come...
by Selene S. Vasquez
upon a cornucopia of delectable books for the Thanksgiving holiday...
Laureates in Literature
An Ongoing Series to Share the Writings of Great Authors
with the Public:
Naguib Mahfouz: 1988 Nobel Prizewinner
Lillian L. Schapiro
The award of the Nobel Prize in literature to Naguib
Mahfouz awakened Egypt’s people to his place in the world’s
is here, the leaves are falling, there is a chill in the
Muriel Silberstein-Storfer: Art Educator, A Legend in Her
“Hands-on art is where it all starts,” explains Muriel
Silberstein-Storfer, revered art educator who created the
immensely popular Parent-Child Studio Workshops at the...
Lou Retton Starts “Flip Flop Shop”
Lou Retton gained international fame in the 1984 Olympic
Games by becoming the first U.S. woman to win the Gold Medal
in the all-around women’s gymnastics... (more)
Questions than Answers Regarding Teaching and Technology
What do electronic football, a Japanese teenager and
a first year teacher have in common?...
Weigh New Teaching Mediums
by Deborah Young
what would happen if a Johnny Appleseed character brought
antibiotics to a stone-age society....
Educators Have A Duty to Prepare Students for “Digital Age”?
Cheryl Lemke caused quite a stir when she asked a room full
of educators if they are committing malpractice....
Your Child Fly With Seeds Software’s
Introduction to Airplane Design
by Neil Schuldiner
on purchasing gliders to teach your children or students
the basics of aerospace principles?...
Drug Testing Expands – Again
over student and staff safety in public schools are manifesting
themselves in zero-tolerance policies and stringent disciplinary
Round the Lake with Andres Garcia-Peña, Gondolier
When you think of riding in a gondola, you think of
one of the myriad canals dissecting the ancient Italian
city of Venice... (more)
Democracy in the People’s Hands
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
I appointed a Commission to study changes to the City’s Charter,
I suggested they propose amending the line of mayoral succession,
so that the Deputy Mayor would...
White Oleander; Gun Culture: Bowling for Columbine
by Jan Aaron
from Janet Fitch’s best selling novel, White Oleander
traces the chaotic life of a mid-teen, Astrid Magnussen, who
is placed in a series of foster homes, when her... (more)
Prevails” in Competitive Skateboarding
by Tom Kertes
Football? Basketball? Soccer? No (and no, and no, and no.) Not
one of these enormously popular American and/or world sports
could claim to be the number one...
TO THE EDITOR...