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Kevin Kosar served as a peer-reviewer for the US Dept of Education's Teaching American History Grant program

Kevin Kosar served as a peer-reviewer for the US Dept of Education's Teaching American History Grant program

Kevin R. Kosar, a lecturer in public administration at Wagner, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve as a peer-reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education. Kosar chaired one of the panels that reviewed applications for the The Teaching American History Grant program (TAHG), which is offering $100 million in aid to American schools.

Leadership for a Changing World program Hits the Road

Leadership for a Changing World program Hits the Road

JANUARY, 2002

Sonia Ospina
Ospina

Associate Professor Sonia Ospina and her colleagues on the Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World (LCW) Research and Documentation project hit the road this semester to conduct in-depth interviews in 20 LCW awardee communities. Joining her in this work are Bethany Godsoe, MPA ’01, Associate Project Director for LCW, Jennifer Dodge, Wagner PhD candidate and Research Assistant for LCW, and David Gomez, also a Wagner PhD candidate. The interviews take an appreciative approach to narrative inquiry and are aimed at discovering how these communities engage in the work of leadership. Based on these interviews the LCW team will develop a leadership story for each program awardee. The stories will be part of a national communications effort to broaden the conversation about leadership across the country.

Ellen Schall
Schall

Professor Ellen Schall, Professor Ospina, and Bethany Godsoe were guest speakers at the William Alanson White Institute program in December 2001 in Organizational Development and Consultation study group. They shared their approach to leadership based on their work with Leadership for a Changing World. Also, in December, Sonia Ospina made a presentation to the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation that shared both the theoretical approach to leadership and the methods she and her colleagues are using for Leadership for a Changing World.

NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, directed by Wagner-affiliated faculty member Professor Norm Fruchter, completed a five-year study of the New York City Annenberg Challenge education reform project, the New York Networks for School Renewal (NYNSR). The study found that the NYNSR schools, which are smaller, more personalized learning environments, achieved improved academic performance for a diverse population of students within the existing bureaucratic structures.

Light Pens Oped on Katrina's Lesson in Readiness for Washington Post

Light Pens Oped on Katrina's Lesson in Readiness for Washington Post

"Even as the Gulf Coast states battle to recover from Hurricane Katrina, Washington should take heed of the chaos surrounding the early relief effort," writes Paul Light in today's Washington Post. "If this is what happens when the nation has two days of advance warning, imagine the aftermath of a surprise attack using a chemical, biological or nuclear device."

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