FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON TIME MAGAZINE'S RECOGNITION OF NEW YORK CITY'S SCHOOL OF ONE AMONG ITS 50 BEST INVENTIONS OF 2009
"The future of education in America depends upon our ability to understand the needs of students, to find innovative ways to help them learn, and to develop new ideas for advancing student achievement, and we are grateful that Time Magazine has recognized the groundbreaking School of One in its list of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009. Over the last half-century, virtually every major American industry has evolved to exploit new technologies - except public education. The School of One reverses that trend by creating a 21st century classroom to meet the individual needs and learning styles of every student. Our commitment to innovation, along with increased test scores, higher graduation rates and the narrowing of the achievement gap, are further evidence that New York City is expanding opportunities for students to succeed."
For more information on Time Magazine's 50 Best
Inventions of 2009, please visit http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958