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Gotham Schools

July 30, 2008 pm31 6:01 pm

Gotham Schools is a new NY education news source. Formula looks simple:

  1. each day a listing of 5 – 10 ed news stories, a few from local news (Times, Post, News, sometimes Sun, etc) and the last few from a wider net (WashPost, SF Chronicle, Hartford Current, BBC, etc)
  2. and each day one or two feature stories.

Gotham Schools intends to be

a news source and online community for teachers, parents, policy makers, and journalists interested in learning about what works and what doesn’t in the nation’s largest school district.

I get “news source” – I don’t see the community – jd

… to provide a clearinghouse for New York City school news and commentary, connect teachers and parents with resources, highlight effective practices in policy and pedagogy, and build a participatory knowledge base about education in New York City.

reasonable – jd

By offering a critical eye on education research and reporting, and by creating a forum for conversation, GothamSchools is helping New Yorkers create better schools.

wishful thinking, but at least a nice wish. I’m not sure how neutral commentators create things. We’ll see. – jd

The authors are a former Inside Schools reviewer, and a former Bronx TFA teacher/blogger. The look is light and clean. And the number of interesting linked stories and the amount of content is enough to justify making it a regular (probably daily for me) visit.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2008 pm31 10:34 pm 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out – the community part is coming soon! :)


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