Friday, September 25, 2015

NPR Interviews Author Of Book On Education Reform In Newark.

Dale Russakoff, the author of “The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s Schools”, was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR (9/21) about education reform. Russakoff’s book tells the story of a plan launched in 2010 to reform the public schools in Newark, New Jersey. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed to donate $100 million to the school district if it was matched by donations from others. Zuckerberg worked with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and then Newark Mayor Cory Booker to improve the city’s schools. The interview discusses what efforts were successful and what can be learned from the story.

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