Monthly Archives: August 2009

Remainders: Once a first daughter, now an ed reporter

Welcome Jenna Bush Hager to the ed beat. She’s the newest education contributor to the Today Show. The Core Knowledge Blog rounds up opinion about whether kids should read books of their own choice. The Washington Post has redesigned its education page, launching a new blog just for parents. This week, the National Journal’s panel … Continue reading

Advocacy group vows to carry control fight into new school year

The fight over mayoral control isn’t over, according to a stalwart group of activists who convened a meeting Saturday to plan how to increase local control of city schools. Comptroller candidate John Liu and mayoral candidate Tony Avella joined an energized and sometimes raucous crowd of around 70 public school parents, teachers and advocates at … Continue reading

Brooklyn BP panel appointee says he won’t be a yes man

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz named his appointee to the resurrected citywide school board today, choosing a college administrator with a child in the city’s public school system. Gbubemi Okotieuro, the associate dean for governmental and external relations at Medgar Evers College and the father of a high school senior, said in an interview today … Continue reading