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Chancellor to Address GSE Conference on Principalship

Contact: Syd Steinhardt

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who heads up the largest public school system in the United States with more than 1.1 million students, will address the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) second annual leadership conference for New York City principals on Monday, April 14.

Klein will deliver the keynote address at “Redefining the Principalship in an Age of Accountability and Assessment,” a half-day conference at the McNally Amphitheatre on the Lincoln Center campus. Under Klein’s leadership, principals have been given additional control over budget and instruction within schools. His address will be followed by responses from a panel of experts that include:

•    Ernest Logan, president, New York City Council of Supervisors and Administrators;
•    Aminda Gentile, vice president for educational issues, New York City United Federation of Teachers;
•    Martine Guerrier, chief family engagement officer, New York City Department of Educaton; and
•    Katrina Constantino, superintendent, Community School District 20, New York City Department of Education.

The conference is sponsored by the GSE’s Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy. For further information, contact Matt Bromme (, 212-636-6438) or Dr. John Lee (, 212-636-6424).

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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