New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cathie Black Gets The Green Light

After a bumpy ride, it appears that Cathie Black will be the new chancellor.  When Commissioner Steiner's advisory team met last week they expressed serious doubts about her lack of educational credentials, resulting in something of an ultimatum from Commissioner Steiner to Mayor Bloomberg: find someone with the requisite educational credentials to serve as sidekick to Ms. Black or find another chancellor.  The New York Times announced yesterday that an agreement had been reached and a top education official, Shael Polakow-Suransky, would be named Ms. Black's chief academic officer.  Ms. Black is expected to receive a waiver and take over for Joel Klein as of January 1, 2011.