Clara Hemphill

Why Choose Public School and How to Navigate the NYC Public School System

Clara Hemphill

Talk: Why Choose Public School and How to Navigate the NYC Public School System

Clara Hemphill is the Founder and Senior Editor of Inside Schools. She leads The News School's Center for New York City Affair's policy work on economic segregation of the city's schools, examining why there are schools with high concentrations of poverty even in mixed income neighborhoods. The New York Times called her three books designed to help parents choose good public schools for their children "the most definitive guides" to the city's schools. InsideSchools.org are a group of volunteer journalists, public school parents, and public school advocates dedicated to improving schools for our own children and for every child in the city. They believe that excellent public education is crucial to the functioning of a democratic society.

Clara Hemphill

Clara Hemphill is founding editor of the InsideSchools website and the director of education policy at The New School's Center for New York City Affairs. Lydie Raschka writes reviews for InsideSchools.

New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools: A Parents' Guide

For nearly 2 decades, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a good public school for their child. This Fourth Edition features all-new reviews of more than 150 of the city’s best public elementary schools, based on visits and in-depth interviews by the InsideSchools staff.

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