Maura Claire Walz

Multimedia Reporter

Two-ways: school report cards, master teachers and Cathie Black

Sample host-reporter two-ways and appearances on live radio programs:

Photo by Maura Walz.

“Big Fix Schools Not Hiring Many Master Teachers,” Morning Edition/The Takeaway local newscast two-way, November 15, 2010. One of the bigger challenges facing the next Schools Chancellor, Cathleen Black, is fixing the city’s most struggling high schools. This fall, WNYC has been looking at what the city is already doing to help three of those schools in a series we’re calling The Big Fix. It’s a collaboration with the website GothamSchools. Reporter Maura Walz of GothamSchools is covering William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn. Grady received a federal school improvement grant this year worth over $1.3 million. A total of 11 city schools received these grants, which are to be used in part to improve teacher-quality.

WNYC’s Richard Hake spoke with Walz about how these 11 schools are not hiring as many expert teachers as the city expected.

“Black Is The New Klein,” The Brian Lehrer Show, November 10, 2010. Joel Klein has stepped down as chancellor of the New York City public school system, and Mayor Bloomberg has replaced him with magazine publisher Cathie Black. Maura Walz, reporter at Gotham Schools, and Matt Flamm, senior reporter at Crain’s New York Business, join us to discuss this change. What do you make of the Klein years? What do you want from Black?

 ”Fewer A’s Expected as City Schools Get New Grades,”  Morning Edition/The Takeaway local newscast two-way, September 30, 2010. When the city releases its progress reports for elementary and middle schools today, parents will begin the annual rite of deciphering their schools’ report cards. But this year the tradition will be complicated by a new formula and, for many schools, lower grades. WNYC’s Richard Hake spoke with GothamSchools’ Maura Walz.

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