Eric Nadelstern, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a former deputy chancellor of the New York City Schools, has joined the News Literacy Project’s education advisory committee.
Nadelstern has been familiar with the project since its early stages in New York City schools. Now in its fifth year, NLP is working with 11 schools in four of the city’s five boroughs.
“The News Literacy Project teaches students the critical 21st-century survival skill of finding truth and wisdom in the news media they are bombarded with each day,” he said. “In doing so, this highly effective educational organization serves to ensure the future of our free and democratic society.”
Nadelstern is a professor in the Education Leadership Program and director of the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as deputy chancellor for the Division of School Support and Instruction in the New York City Department of Education, overseeing instructional and operational support to the city’s 1,700 schools. He began his career teaching English as a second language at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility during his 39 years with the city school system.
He is the author of “10 Lessons from New York City Schools: What Really Works to Improve Education,” published in 2013 by Teachers College Press.
Other members of NLP’s education advisory committee are Frank W. Baker, a national media literacy consultant; Bob Jervis, a faculty member at Goucher College and NLP’s former curriculum developer; Kelly McBride, a senior faculty member for ethics at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and a former NLP board member, and Jay McTighe, an internationally recognized educational consultant and co-author of “Understanding by Design,” which is widely used by teachers to develop curricula.