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This lively and illuminating conversation about New York City’s public schools will focus on NYC’s educational successes and failures, the Bloomberg agenda and its impact, the Common Core roll out, privatization, charters, assessment, teacher quality, and what future direction lies ahead for our schools. It will feature, Mr. Eric Nadelstern (former Deputy Chancellor) and Ms. Willen (Director-Hechinger Institute) With nearly a century of expertise between them, they will also offer words of wisdom and caution for the de Blasio administration.

Eric Nadelstern is a Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership at Teachers College/Columbia University where he directs the Summer Principals Academy. Prior to accepting this position, he was the Deputy Chancellor for the Division of School Support and Instruction for the New York City Department of Education from 2009-11, overseeing instructional and operational support to the city’s 1700 schools. He is the author of Ten Lesson from NYC Schools published by Teachers College Press.

Liz Willen is editor of The Hechinger Report and director of The Hechinger Institute. She is a former senior writer focused on higher education at Bloomberg Markets magazine. Willen spent the bulk of her career covering the New York City public school system for Newsday. She has won numerous prizes for education coverage and shared the 2005 George Polk Award for health reporting with two Bloomberg colleagues. Willen is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and an active New York City public school parent.

Join us for this show with at live studio audience on April 12 at 3:30 EST.


For more information about Eric Nadelstern: http://www.educationupdate.com/archives/2013/SEP/HTML/book-nadelstern.html


For more information about Liz Willen:



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