The Cage Busting Teacher: Review and Response

Rick Hess’s new book offers practical guidance to teachers on creating an innovative school culture that nurtures their best work. Join us for a lively discussion on the relationship between individual teachers and school/district culture with Rick Hess, James Kemple (Director, NYU Research Alliance) and Danielle Salzberg (Principal, Frank McCourt High School).Read More

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Director's Welcome

Director’s Welcome

To our visitors, I want to welcome you to the City University of New York’s Institute for Education Policy. The Institute is the city’s first university-based policy analysis and research institute explicitly focused on the challenges we face in our PK-20 education system. The CUNY Institute, which is appropriately housed at Roosevelt House (the historic home…Read More

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Expanding Access to Montessori Education: An Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students

By Angela K. Murray, PhD | Assistant Research Professor, University of Kansas and Senior Researcher, American Montessori Society Our nation struggles to prepare students for success in a modern economy. Some U.S. students are fortunate enough to be taught the necessary twenty-first century skills, but it is often a matter of chance or familial wealth…Read More

Director's Perspective

An Open Letter On School Accountability

Below you will find the outline of some thoughts on educational accountability. The topic has become one of the central issues in contemporary reform efforts in American education, with particularly heated debate over efforts to measure the effectiveness of teachers through test scores as well as classroom observations. But the issue is wider than this,…Read More

Reports from the Field

The Flipped Classroom

BY CATHERINE JOHNSON | Flipped classrooms came to my New York district by stealth. Months after teachers had begun “turning learning on its head,” as the newsletter would eventually put it, school-board members had not heard the term “flipped classroom” and did not know what a flipped classroom was. By the time they found out, high…Read More