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Oct. 20, 2015: Joshua Aronson, Karen Magee, Doug Muzzio, Uber


The New York State School Boards Association’s annual convention is in full swing in New York City. Susan Arbetter sat down with two featured guests at yesterday’s events. First, Joshua Aronson, an Associate Professor of Developmental, Social and Educational Psychology at New York University, explained ways to counteract race and gender gaps in the classroom. Then, NYSUT President Karen Magee discussed the debate over standardized testing and teacher evaluations. Magee was part of a panel on the topic of testing that included panelists Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, New York State Council of School Superintendents Executive Director Robert Reidy, Deputy Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education Phil Weinberg, the NYS Parent Teacher Association’s Richard Longhurst and Poughkeepsie School District Superintendent Nicole Williams.

Doug Muzzio, a Baruch College Public Affairs Professor, sits on the NYC Bar Association’s Constitutional Convention panel. Susan Arbetter speaks with him about what’s at stake in leading up to the statewide vote in 2017 on whether to have a constitutional convention this 20-year cycle.

Uber is looking to expand its ride sharing service to upstate. Joshua Mohrer, the General Manager of Uber New York City, explains the economic opportunities for, and political hurdles to, expansion.

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