McDonald Awarded Grant from Bay and Paul FoundationsProfessor Joseph McDonald in the Department of Teaching and Learning was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Bay and Paul Foundations for a project entitled, "Meeting the Challenges of Radical School Reform: NSRF/NY at the Crossroads."
The New York City Department of Education has recently delegated to schools and networks of schools much administrative and financial authority that used to be wielded by districts and regions. In exchange, the schools are expected to become more accountable for their impact on students. This project aims to help fill a resulting knowledge gap. It will provide consulting services to schools and school networks in such areas as facilitative leadership, data organization, and knowledge management.