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Dr. Kathleen M. Cashin

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Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, New York 10458
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students...   more

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  • Doctor of Education
    fromFordham University
  • Masters of Science , Education
    Brooklyn College
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Teachers' Union and City Drift Apart - [cached]
We hear that the longtime educator Kathleen M. Cashin is retiring at the end of this year, bringing to an end a career that has spanned decades in New York City public schools. For the last three years, Dr. Cashin has directed the Knowledge Network Learning Support Organization, one of the groups that helps oversee and support school principals. Dr. Cashin has been a quiet critic of Mr. Klein, and her departure is the latest in the list of lifelong educators who have left the city school system.
New York City’s Education Battles : Education Next, 1 April 2008 [cached]
Kathleen Cashin, for instance, a veteran superintendent of what had been Region 5, has formed a "Knowledge Network" that offers a "content rich" curriculum based on E. D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge system at an annual cost of $42,438 per school.
Kathleen ..., 15 Mar 2011 [cached]
Kathleen Cashin
But several years back, when superintendents actively supervised, Kathleen M. Cashin led principals in some of the city's worst neighborhoods, with notable success.
Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Cashin spent six years as a teacher, 16 years as a principal, and a dozen years as a superintendent, mostly in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn. When mayoral control started in 2003, the super-size region she led, which included some of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, promoted writing, science and nonfiction reading, showing the city's strongest gains on annual reading and math tests.
"We had extensive student writing everywhere," she recalled on Monday. "We had children reading books over and above what was required."
Now Dr. Cashin has a new platform: Last week, she became one of three new members of the State Board of Regents, which oversees state education policy. She raised her hand when the regent who represented Brooklyn stepped down, and she was approved by the State Legislature. The position is unpaid.
Her job will be to weigh in on educational policy, even as the state as a whole moves more toward New York City's education reforms, data-driven accountability high among them.
It is an intriguing appointment for someone who represents an old-school philosophy of teacher and school supervision: Dr. Cashin relished her role as a supervisor, saying principals benefited from the oversight, and had questioned city's decision to eliminate the day-to-day supervision of principals under the banner of "principal empowerment."
In 2007, when regional superintendents were eliminated, Dr. Cashin took on a new business-inflected title - she became the chief executive officer of the Knowledge Network, one of several "learning support organizations.
As a regent, Dr. Cashin will weigh in on issues like the ongoing political battle over last-in-first-out teacher layoffs, which she says has shifted the focus from what's really important - training good teachers to become great. "I think we need to provide enormous support before we pull the plug on someone," she said. "My preference would be support, support, support. I'm not worried about how to get rid of someone - I was always able to do that, tenured or not," she said. "My concern was how do you bring your teachers up to a new level."
She suggested that "principal empowerment" can sometimes pit principals against their teachers, instead of promoting collaboration. "You become empowered when you have teachers and principals working together," she added. "Not by your title."
On the question of curriculum, she said the new core standards, which are being adopted by states nationally and run dozens of pages in length are helpful, but there are too many of them, and they need to be simplified.
Kathleen M. Cashin, a veteran of public school administration, will now be able to weigh in on state education policies.
About Scholastic: News, 4 Oct 2007 [cached]
New York, NY (October 4, 2007) -- Scholastic Education, a division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will today present Dr. Kathleen Cashin, CEO of the Knowledge Network Learning Support Organization, with the 2007 Scholastic Leadership in Urban Education Award (The URBIEÔ).Dr. Cashin will be honored for her ongoing leadership and commitment to raising academic achievement for students in New York City.
In her more than thirty-year career, Dr. Cashin has served as a teacher, staff developer, reading consultant and program manager for New York City schools.As Community Superintendent of District 23, Cashin spent five years building community and revitalizing the district, and in her role as Regional Superintendent of Region 5, the largest geographic Region in the City, Dr. Cashin's initiative led the schools in the area to achieve the greatest growth in ELA and Math scores in the City for three consecutive years.As the CEO of the Department of Education's Knowledge Network, Dr. Cashin supports 97 schools throughout New York City, providing the individualized and in-depth support needed to help them to sustain their growth and achievement.
"Scholastic salutes Kathleen Cashin and the New York City Department of Education for demonstrating that with focus, clear expectations, a rigorous, rich curriculum and good teaching, all students can and will achieve."
"We are honored to present Dr. Cashin with the URBIE, for her dedication to ensuring that every child receives an equal opportunity to learn and to succeed.
Board of Regents | GothamSchools, 31 Jan 2012 [cached]
Regents Betty Rosa, Roger Tilles, and the board's newest member Kathleen Cashin, voted against the proposal.
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