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Bonnie S. Anderson
Bonnie S. Anderson is the Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College and a member of the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has also taught at Fordham University and Columbia University.

Her publications include A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, 2 vols., with Judith P. Zinsser (Harper, 1988, rev. ed. Oxford, 2000, also published in Spanish, Italian, German and Chinese); Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement, 1830 to 1860 (Oxford, 2000); co-editor, The Shaping of the Modern World from the Enlightenment to the Present, (Brooklyn College Press, 1985); and with Judith P. Zinsser, Women in Early Modern and Modern Europe (American Historical Association, 2001). She has also contributed articles and reviews to The Historian; the Historical and Political Encyclopedia of Women; Routledge's International Encyclopedia of Women; Journal of Social History; National Women's Studies Association Journal; the Encyclopédie Historique et Politique des Femmes; Culture Front; Journal of Family History; Journal of Modern History, Histoire Sociale/Social History; New Directions for Women; History; Societas; The History Teacher; Journal of Popular Culture; and Labor History.

She has received four Performance Excellence Awards from Brooklyn College; as well as Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York Research Awards; a Wolfe Institute Faculty Fellowship, Brooklyn College; an NEH Summer Stipend and a Professional Staff Congress/Board of Higher Education Research Award.

David J. Helfand
Dr. David J. Helfand is Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University. He has also been the Co-Director of the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, and the Chair of the Committee on Instruction in Science at Columbia College. Professor Helfand has been the Sackler Distinguished Visiting Astronomer, Cambridge University; the Sackler Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley; an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow; the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer at the American Astronomical Society; the President of the New York Astronomical Society; and the Chairman of the Board of the New York Astronomical Corporation. He has received the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates; the Columbia University Presidential Great Teacher Award; the Distinguished GS Teaching Award; and the Porter Prize in Astronomy. He received his Ph.D. (Astronomy) from the University of Massachusetts.

Jennifer L. Morgan
Jennifer L. Morgan is Assistant Professor of History and Women's Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has been a Faculty Fellow, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis; a Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Maryland; a Dissertation Fellow, American Association of University Women; a Research Fellow, Institute of Southern Studies, University of South Carolina; a Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow; a Social Science Research Fellow; and a Fellow of the Duke Endowment. In addition to her teaching at the college level, she has also served as the Educational Coordinator at the Coalition of Southern Black Youth, where she developed Afro-American history material for youth groups and taught Afro-American history workshops to high school students.

Robert O'Meally
Robert O'Meally is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature at Columbia University, where he is also Director of the Center for Jazz Studies, and was formerly the Director of Freshman Writing. He is the author of The Craft of Ralph Ellison (Harvard University Press, 1980); New Essays on the Invisible Man (Cambridge University Press, 1988); and Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (Arcade, 1991). He is the principal writer of Seeing Jazz (1997), the catalogue for the Smithsonian's exhibit on jazz painting and literature. He co-edited two volumes, History and Memory in African American Culture (Oxford University Press, 1994) and The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (1996). He edited The Jazz Cadence of American Culture (Columbia University Press, 1998), which was awarded the ASCAP-Deems Taylor prize in December 1999; and the Modern Library's Living with Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings (Random House, 2001). He also wrote the script for the documentary Lady Day and for the documentary accompanying the Smithsonian exhibit, Duke Ellington: Beyond Category (1995). Professor O'Meally was nominated for a Grammy for his work as co-producer and author of the five CD box set called The Jazz Singers (1998).

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

Information for Parents who want to Opt Out:

Feel free to duplicate these flyers and give them to other parents!

We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
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