An Event at the Graduate Center

New York Times, 10.3.15
Janet Gornick, Branko Milanovic, and yours truly [Paul Krugman] will be talking about LIS and what it does Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be in the Skylight Room at the Graduate Center, 34th and 5th Avenue.

Merryl Tisch, the bell rings for you: Time's up for New York's Regents chancellor

NY Daily News, 10.5.15
Bloomfield is professor of educational leadership, law, and policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Reimaging the Parks of the Future

Minnesota Public Radio, 9.29.15
Interview includes Setha Low, Professor of Environmental Psychology, Geography, Anthropology, and Women's Studies at The Graduate Center at City University of New York.

De Blasio and the Catholic Vote

Politico New York, 9.24.15
Voters and their levels of support for Mayor de Blasio during the 2013 General Election are reflected in a map created and analyzed by the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Elia: Education Department, Cuomo Need to Work Together

Politico New York, 9.23.15
There might be a benefit to Cuomo’s having a positive relationship with Elia, said David Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and at the City University of New York Graduate Center. “If he has confidence in the commissioner he might be less prone to bully [the state education department],” Bloomfield said. “But he should not be allowed to put himself in the position of dictating education policy as if it were a gubernatorial agency.”

Online Credit Recovery in Need of Improvement, Study Says

Education Week, 9.22.15
David C. Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at New York City's Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, said both district leaders and vendors need to accept blame for poor credit-recovery offerings. Districts want programs with a record of success so their students regain credits, and to achieve those results, some vendors dumb down their offerings, he said. "Districts are totally complicit in this," he said. "It's mutual back-scratching." Bloomfield said even successful programs are often just "teaching to the test," with a "lack of proof that information is retained.”

Charter Leaders Continue to Battle De Blasio Over Space in Public School Buildings

New York Chalk Beat, 9.21.15
David Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, said he sees reasons for charter schools to prefer private space, primarily that they don’t have to share common facilities. The mayor is being unfairly criticized, he said, for following procedures outlined in a law that charter school advocates favored. “This is a law that was written to their specifications, certainly not de Blasio’s,” Bloomfield said. “It seems to be a situation where he can do no right.”

Aylan Kurdi and the Photos That Change History

Wall Street Journal, 09.11.15
“The photos were part of a government effort to shape and support” the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, says Joshua Brown, a professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. “They were very carefully chosen for publication” to support those programs.”

Profs Vilna Bashi Treitler & Robert Cherry on the Job Market

CUNY TV, 09.14.15
Vilna Bashi Treitler, a professor of sociology and black and Hispanic studies at The CUNY Graduate Center and Baruch College; and Robert Cherry, a professor of economics at The CUNY Graduate Center, and Brooklyn College join Bob Herbert to discuss the challenges facing the unemployed, particularly young black men, across the country.

De Blasio’s Plan to Lift Poor Schools Comes With High Costs and Big Political Risks

New York Times, 09.16.15
David C. Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, called Mr. de Blasio’s speech “a feel-good parade of accomplishments and helpful initiatives” that was meant to bolster his chances for renewal of mayoral control of schools and re-election. He said it was striking that, in a speech titled “Equity and Excellence,” there was no mention of the high degree of racial segregation in New York City schools and ways to combat it.

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