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Joel Klein

Former Chancellor of New York City Schools and CEO at Amplify

About Joel Klein

Joel Klein, chief executive officer of Amplify, is an education visionary and proven leader of change. Prior to Amplify, Joel was chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a system of 1.1 million students and 136,000 employees. While there he led systemwide transformations that resulted in significant increases in student performance. Under Joel's leadership, high-school graduation rates in the City rose 20 points--an increase of more than 40 percent.

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Will the American Dream become the American Memory?

The failure to well educate many of our kids raises issues of fairness and equity, but goes way beyond that. We are on a trajectory to harm ...

Public Education: Why is it Breaking? How Do We Fix It?

This program will explain why, despite, investing massive amounts of money in K-12 education, our schools are failing our kids. In ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...