The Arik Korman Show

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

June 27, 201616 min
Ed Boland has nearly 25 years of professional experience in education. He started by teaching swimming to five-year olds and art history to senior citizens. He served as an admissions officer at his alma mater, Fordham, and later at Yale. He taught English in China as a Princeton in Asia fellow immediately after the Tianamen Square massacre. He was a fundraiser for Barnard College, the all-women’s school affiliated with Columbia. He is now a senior administrator at the nation’s premier educational access program, which places gifted students of color at leading private schools. His first book, The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City Public School was released in February. It was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Current Events Books for the spring. Ed is in the Northwest to speak at Town Hall Seattle Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm, presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Info at

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