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Deborah Meier

Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement. After spending several years as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago, Philadelphia and then New York City, in 1974, Meier became the founder and director of the alternative Central Park East school, which embraced progressive ideals in the tradition of John Dewey in an effort to provide better education for children in East Harlem, within the New York City public school system.

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... Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement ... and then New York City, in 1974, Meier became the founder and director of the alternative Central Park East school, which embraced progressive ideals ... Meier then served as founding principal for two other small public elementary schools, Central Park East II and River East, both in East Harlem ...

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