CEI-PEA Award Dinner Honors Tisch and Klein
Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City schools, and Ann Tisch, the founder and president of the Young Women’s Leadership Network, were honored recently by the Center for Educational Innovation – Public Education Association dinner for 21st-century education. Sy Fliegel, the president of CEI-PEA, presented Tisch and Klein with an award for their outstanding contributions to education over many years. Klein supervised and created dramatic changes to the 1,600 public schools and newly created charter schools that make up the largest school district in the nation. Tisch’s vision was to create an education environment that allowed underprivileged girls to aspire to the best colleges in the nation by providing an enriched intellectual environment, accomplished faculty, and outstanding college guidance. Currently there are four Young Women’s Leadership Schoools in New York City.
CEI-PEA’s mission is to assist public schools in New York City and other communities in improving the quality of public education. The organization’s professional experience and expertise help schools to create more productive environments in which students thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
Fliegel has a long and prestigious history in public education. In 1975, he became the Director of Alternative Education for New York City’s Community School District 4 and began the transformation of New York City public schools described in his book, Miracle in East Harlem. In 1989, having served five years as Deputy Superintendent in District 4, he became the Superintendent of District 28 in Queens. He is an advocate of creating innovative, effective schools and a system of meaningful public school choice for all children. #