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How Teaching Children Can Be More Than a Profession
Having run New York City's public school system for eight years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, I am often asked, "If you could wave a wand and change one thing, what would it be?" This isn't an easy question. Lots of things need changing. For example, giving far more school choices to families, using technology to improve teaching and learning...
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A Lesson Plan for A+ Teachers
Former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein on how to raise the quality and performance of teachers Lots of research in the past decade underscores the importance of great teachers. Summarizing these studies, the distinguished Harvard economist Raj Chetty noted that good teachers aren't only "effective at teaching to the test and raising...
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Former NYC School Leader Urges Focus on Teaching, Technology
Written by Jennifer Chambers Dramatic changes in education are needed to prepare students for 21st century jobs, Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City Department of Education, said Wednesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Klein, the keynote speaker for a panel on "STEM Economy: Innovations in Educating the Next Generation,"; said ...
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Why Tablets Are So Much Better Than Textbooks
Written by Peter Jacobs Amplify is an education company using technology towards a simple goal - change the way students interact and learn in the classroom.CEO Joel Klein - theformer Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education - told Business Insider thatAmplify "really seeks to change the way we teach and the way we teach Kinder...
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No Child Left Untableted
Written by Carlo Rotella Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, "I don't want this thing to take over my classroom."; It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school social-studies teachers were getting t...
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Our View: States' education laws aren't making the grade
Article from CNN.com ByJoel Klein andMichelle Rhee, Special to CNN Editor's note:Joel Klein is CEO ofAmplify, the education division of News Corporation, and a StudentsFirst board member. He is the former chancellor of New York City schools. Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a nonprofit organization that identifies as a...
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News Corp. unveils new education biz: Run by Joel Klein called Amplify, in partnership with AT&T
Article taken from ChicagoTribune.comWritten byJill Goldsmith News Corp. is finally taking the wraps off its new education division led by Joel Klein. It's calling the business Amplify and has inked a deal with AT&T to roll out digital tablet-based programs for teachers and students K-12. "It is our aim to amplify the power of digital inno...
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End of an era as iSchool's first graduates are told to 'go and do'
Former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein speaks at iSchool's graduation on Monday. Principal Alisa Berger is on the stage to Klein's right. Article from GothamSchools.org; Written byPhilissa Cramer In May 2009, the Department of Education launched a new initiative, NYC21C, to remake the American high school using technology. Then-Chancellor Joe...
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