Gene I. Maeroff

Gene I. Maeroff was the founding director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media. His latest book is School Boards in America: A Flawed Exercise in Democracy, published by Palgrave Macmillan (December 2010). Among his 13 earlier books are Building Blocks: Making Children Successful in the Early Years of School; A Classroom of One: How Online Learning is Changing Our Schools and Colleges; Altered Destinies: Making Life Better for Schoolchildren in Need; and The Empowerment of Teachers: Overcoming the Crisis of Confidence. His articles have been published in such general interest magazines as New York, the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, as well as in such education periodicals as American School Board Journal, Principal, Teacher, and the Kappan. He died on July 25, 2014 at the age of 75.

Recent Stories

Gene Maeroff

What works — and doesn’t — in a longer school day

When Say Yes to Education, a New York-based nonprofit, took its program for school reform to Syracuse, N.Y., one of its nonnegotiable conditions was that the district stretch learning time…

The future of school boards

Local control of schools implies to many Americans the existence of a small group from the community to oversee elementary and secondary education in order to safeguard and promote the…