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Awards: Roland Fryer Wins MacArthur "Genius" Award

image from www.macfound.org image from www.macfound.org Controversial Harvard economist Roland Fryer (far right) was one of those named one of the 2011 Fellows for the MacArthur Foundation, commonly known as the genius grant.  Fryer is best known for his learning rewards program in NYC under Klein and for his current effort to help revamp the Houston public schools.  You can read the citation here.  He's not the only education-related figure to win this year.  Francisco Nunez, founder of the Young People's Chorus of NYC, also won (near right).  Read about it here. The only previous education figure to be recognized that I can remember is the founder of Posse, though I know that others have been considered.  I wrote a post four years ago about why TFA founder Wendy Kopp hadn't yet won the award, and what it would take for her to win.

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Deborah Meier?

Deborah Meier won! Times change, I guess.

Great Achievement.

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