- B.A. (Psychology),
(1973) Swarthmore College
T.(Secondary English), (1974) Duke University
- J.D. cum laude,
(1980) Harvard Law School
of Education (1982) Harvard Graduate School
Legal issues in education. Equal educational opportunity. High-stakes testing. Law and school reform. Interprofessional collaboration.
- "Accelerating Mathematics Achievement Using Heterogeneous Grouping" (American Educational Research Journal) (coauthor)
- Understanding Dropouts: Statistics, Strategies, and High-Stakes Testing (National Academy Press) (coeditor).
- High Stakes: Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation (National Academy Press) (co-editor)
- Law and School Reform (Yale University Press) (editor)
- "Schools Without Rules? Charter Schools, Federal Disability Law, and the Paradoxes of Deregulation" (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review).
- "The More We Get Together: Improving Collaboration Between Educators and Their Lawyers" (Harvard Educational Review).
- "The Legality of Minimum Competency Test Programs Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review) (coauthor).
ORLA 4900: Research and independent study in educational leadership
For students wishing to pursue independent study and/or research on topics not covered in regular courses. Requires faculty member's approval of a study plan, reading list, and final paper or other products or projects. Permission required from individual faculty.
ORLA 5016: Educational equality: The role of law
Historically, many barriers to educational equality and many important efforts to overcome such barriers have involved the law. This course examines major efforts to use law to attack discrimination and to ensure high-quality education for all children. Topics include: addressing racial segregation and concentrated poverty; the standards movement and high-stakes testing; the right to an adequate education; sex and gender discrimination; harassment; services for English-language learners; special education; and affirmative action. The course draws on the multidisciplinary perspectives of law, policy, research, and educational practice.
ORLA 6461: Internship in school and school district leadership
A 450-hour supervised field experience in school district leadership. Partially satisfies New York State requirement for School District Leaders certificate. Permission required.
ORLD 6551: Advanced Seminar in Adult Education
Intensive study of a selected topic. Topic varies from term to term and is typically related to an ongoing program or research project. Students may begin either term.
ORLA 6900: Directed research and study in education leadership
For students wishing to pursue independent study or original research as they prepare for their doctoral certification examination and/or dissertation proposal. Permission required from individual faculty.
ORLA 8900: Dissertation advisement in educational leadership
Individual advisement on the doctoral dissertation. Students register for this in the first semester after their dissertation proposal has been approved and continue registering in this (or in another course, with sponsor approval) until the dissertation is completed. Requires ongoing consultation between the student and dissertation sponsor. The fee equals three points at the current tuition rate for each term. Permission required from individual faculty.
Centers and Projects
Full-year and Two-Summer master’s programs and funded fellowships in leadership development for independent school educators. Programs serve early career teachers, mid-career administrators and heads of schools from a broad range of schools around the world. All Klingenstein Center programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, a commitment to social justice and diversity, and reflective practice.