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ERIC Number: ED527002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-28
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Creating Educational Progress: Learning from the Charter School Movement. Luncheon Series
Evans-Tranumn, Sheila
Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association
Since 1993, New York City has a major advocate for the public school children at the New York State Department of Education: Associate Commissioner Sheila Evans-Tranumn. Herself a product of the New York City public schools, Sheila has a genuine and firm commitment to helping the public schools provide every child with a quality education. To Sheila, that concept is more than just the promise of a policy; it is an urgent social necessity. Among the many aspects of education that Sheila is responsible for is accountability within the charter school movement. On February 28, 2006, Sheila spoke at the CEI-PEA Luncheon Series about the charter school movement in New York City and State. She encouraged attendees to learn from charter schools--both their accomplishments and challenges. Sheila, borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King, reminded everyone that progress in education is neither automatic nor inevitable. She sees in charter schools the kind of proactive and innovative work necessary to effect meaningful change within public school systems. In order to realize that potential, she encourages everyone to look at the entire picture, including details of accountability data, practical challenges in staffing, and administrative challenges such as Board development, school facilities and funding patterns for charter schools. She offers some practical and sound solutions to these challenges, that could help move the charter school movement forward to the next phase. This paper presents an edited version of the transcript from Sheila's presentation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association
Identifiers - Location: New York