In the News: How New York Stopped Being the Nation’s Education Reform Capital

Politico’s Eliza Shapiro looks at what has happened to education reform in New York over the past three years.

“The rollback of education reform in New York has been the most dramatic in the country,” said Michael Petrilli, president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

In a long piece in the Winter 2017 issue of Education Next, Stephen Eide took a close look at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to roll back the education reforms of his predecessor and pursue an education agenda of his own.

— Education Next

P.S. In other New York City news, Alex Zimmerman of Chalkbeat reports that the school district will not be renewing its contract with TNTP to recruit and train teachers. Since 2000, the New York City Teaching Fellows program, run in part by TNTP, has trained career changers and recent college grads to teach in the city’s schools. Beginning next year, the city’s education department will run the program itself.

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