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How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

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Ten years into his 12-year tenure as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg and his then education chief, Joel Klein, kicked off a program that they hoped would transform education in the city by making schools “centres of innovation,” Bloomberg told the BBC back in 2011. million, according to the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), a 93 percent decrease since 2013. Politics plays a huge role in education policy shifts, notes Hodas.