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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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chancellor Cathie Black To Step Down?

The New York Times reports this morning that Chancellor Cathie Black is to step down from her position as chancellor of the NYC public schools after a tumultuous appointment and start in office.  Chancellor Black's appointment by Mayor Bloomberg was hotly conteseted because of her lack of educational experience but a waiver from the Commissioner of Education allowed her to assume the role.  The controversy continued during her short time in office and it now seems that she is on her way out. 

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