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


The ambitions for New York City’s Innovation Zone (or iZone) were sweeping: By 2014, city leaders hoped it would be the catalyst for technologically enhanced personalized learning models throughout the district, encompassing 400 schools. Given the decline of the iZone, many people in New York are wondering: What does it take to build education policy programs that are designed to last? Politics plays a huge role in education policy shifts, notes Hodas.