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NYC's Chief Academic Officer Discusses the Role of Data in Education Policy

Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky reviewed the Bloomberg administration’s legacy of using data when implementing education policy with Beth Fertig of WNYC’s SchoolBook. Suransky discussed how the Department of Education is finding a balance between quantitative and qualitative information when evaluating schools:

“And so when we evaluate school quality, we now never make any decision to close a school, to change the structure of the school, to remove a leader, without first looking at both our quantitative and our qualitative information. And the quality review is a big piece of that. The surveys [of parents, teachers and students] are another piece that.”

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