Mark Roosevelt
American politician
Mark Roosevelt
Mark Roosevelt has been since January 2011 the President of Antioch College. He was previously the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the second largest school district in Pennsylvania, until December 31, 2010.. He is also a former state legislator of Massachusetts.
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Mark Roosevelt: One Way of Making Liberal Education Work
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Having never been part of an "online community," I am really pleased to have been asked to write a blog for the Huffington Post. I understand that this is about exploring ideas and new ways of looking at old problems and not about institutional or personal promotion. What I offer below is in good part about what we are doing at Antioch. I offer it in the hope that it speaks to many of the questions being asked about higher education and its connection to the workplace. To those of you who have not followed what is happening at Antioch, tucked away in Yellow Springs Ohio, what we have been doing could easily be termed "ill-advised." We've been reopening a liberal arts college. That college, Antioch, has a long, storied and often controversial history that appeared to end when it was closed in 2007. We bring Antioch back to life not to show how contrarian we are (although we can be pretty contrarian), but because we believe we offer a distinctive program that ...
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Pittsburgh Principal Leadership Program Evaluated
Education Week - over 4 years
In 2008, I wrote a feature article about a principal-training program in Pittsburgh that was wrapping up its first year. Called the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership System for Excellence, or PULSE, the initiative included a new evaluation system for principals, a leadership academy and private coaching for principals and central office staff members. "We had to move on everything at once, because we weren't doing any of it," the superintendent at the time, Mark Roosevelt (Teddy's great-grandson), told me. And now four years after the program began (how time flies!) the RAND Corp. research group has come out with a report offering an assessment of the program's effect on the 25,000-student school system. RAND is based in Santa Monica, Calif., but it has an office in Pittsburgh. The district plans to continue the work of PULSE, but RAND analyzed only the years that were funded by a federal Teacher Incentive Fund grant, which included the 2007-08 through 2010-11 school years.In ...
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The Bus Comes for You
Red State - almost 5 years
  Nina Esposito-Visgitis holds the respectable position of President of The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, a long-standing union of actual good repute in Western Pennsylvania. Taking over from John Tarka just this year, Ms. Esposito-Visgitis was probably sitting back after the Pennsylvania primary believing that with that season behind her, she could now indulge herself to a little easy time.  The PFT was recognized for having a successful relationship with the Pittsburgh Board of Education. After all, John had written this glowing post for the Huffington Post before his retirement.  With a Board composed of Democrats (it isPittsburgh after all) cruise control is a perk of the job.  She just didn’t see the bus coming.   Actually, that bus was parked behind a Trojan horse that was left behind by former President Tarka and former Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt.  In case you are wondering, yes it is the same Mark Roosevelt who had a failed bid to be Mass ...
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Private funds questioned in Philly supt.'s buyout - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
In 2009, the Pittsburgh school board accepted $200000 in philanthropic donations for then-Superintendent Mark Roosevelt to use to pay unforeseen taxes on his district-provided life insurance. Urban superintendents in districts the size of Philadelphia
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Farming food, reaping knowledge - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
Sustainability was identified as a major focus of the revived college in President Mark Roosevelt's June State of the College address. In an interview this week, Roosevelt said that focus has evolved from a variety of factors, including the interest of
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Warren's Massachusetts prospects aren't as bright as you might assume - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
For a cautionary tale, she might consult a man named Mark Roosevelt, who was an up-and-coming Massachusetts state legislator in the early '90s. In 1994, he decided to make his move, taking a Democratic nomination for governor that no established
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Antioch hires last of first-year tenure-track faculty - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
Based on the recommendation of the search committee, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt hired Anneria Coria-Navis as assistant professor of Spanish. Coria-Navia comes to the position after a decade of teaching Spanish in both k-12 and
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College fills key positions - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
(Photo by Diane Chiddister) On June 22 Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced that former college theater professor Louise Smith has been hired as the college's new dean of community life. In her position Smith will report to the president
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Antioch College alumni reunion— $9 million gift announced - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
The revived Antioch College needs to articulate a powerful sense of mission, both to attract students and to attract major funding sources, according to President Mark Roosevelt at last Friday's State of the College address,
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Roosevelt announces $9 million gift to college - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
The Antioch College board of trustees has pledged to donate $9 million to the revived college over the next three years, according to President Mark Roosevelt at the college's annual alumni reunion Friday, June 17
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Critics target leaders from Broad Academy program - Beaumont Enterprise
Google News - over 5 years
The 26000-student Pittsburgh district, which underwent major restructuring under Mark Roosevelt's tenure from 2005 to 2010, showed growth in all those academic areas. Mr. Roosevelt, a former Massachusetts state legislator, is a 2003 academy graduate
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Antioch College — Head fundraiser appointed - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
On Friday, May 27, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced that Sturman would serve as the college's new vice president for advancement, heading up the school's fund-raising efforts. “Steve is committed to community and to purpose — the
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State of the College: 'You have a college that's yours again' - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
In his State of the College address Friday night, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt articulated a new vision for Antioch as a college that will focus on addressing the challenges of sustainability. The May 20 talk,
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Antioch College names advancement head - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
On Friday, May 27, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced that Stephen W. Sturman has been hired as the college's new vice president for advancement. The college, with assistance from the search firm Isaacson Miller,
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Massie: No to PRE Project - Valley Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
He's also got a damn interesting background: the Democrat's 1994 candidate for lieutenant governor (he ran on a ticket with Mark Roosevelt; they were toasted at the polls, you might recall, by a couple of Republican fellows called Bill Weld and Paul
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Senate Candidate Massie to Visit Lexington - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
In 1994, he traveled across Massachusetts as the Lieutenant Governor candidate, when he was on the Democratic ticket with Mark Roosevelt. "Since that time, Bob faced and overcame daunting medical challenges," his presser said. "Today, he is healthy,
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With Warren's entry a field starts to take shape - Boston Globe (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Massie ran with Mark Roosevelt on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket back in 1994. This is DeFranco's first time seeking an elected office. As noted above Khazei ran on a shoestring budget in the 2010 special election, placing a respectable third in a
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Prospective students imagine a life at Antioch College - Yellow Springs News
Google News - almost 6 years
“I think what came through is we have things to offer that other schools don't,” said President Mark Roosevelt of the presentations. “For the right students, Antioch is well worth thinking about.” Forty-five students have been accepted into the college
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How Cities Pick School Chiefs, for All to See
NYTimes - over 6 years
It is not always pretty. It may resemble a beauty pageant or a paintball contest more than a government exercise to determine how to go about educating a generation of children. But despite the unusual secrecy surrounding New York City's recent search for a convention-defying schools chancellor, other cities have managed to get unorthodox results
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Roosevelt
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 61
    Dr. Thomas Manley was hired as his successor, to begin in March 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Roosevelt assumed the presidency of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, replacing Michael P. Peters.
    In June of that year, the St. John's Board of Visitors and Governors voted to make Roosevelt the college-wide president as of July 1, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Roosevelt has also taught graduate level courses on the intersection of American history and public policy at Brandeis University and the Heinz Graduate School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
    Mark Roosevelt is the seventh president of the Santa Fe campus of St. John's College, which also has a campus in Annapolis, Maryland. He took office on January 1, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 60
    On May 5, 2015, Roosevelt announced his departure from Antioch by the end of the year.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 59
    He is married to Dorothy, the former project lead on Antioch College's Wellness Center, which opened to the public on September 6, 2014. Prior to Antioch College, Dorothy worked at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and as a yoga instructor. They married in January 2005 and have a daughter, Juliana.
    More Details Hide Details Roosevelt also has a son, Matthew, from a previous marriage.
  • 2013
    Age 58
    He negotiated an agreement between the College and Antioch University—finalized in July 2013—that eliminated any future claims of the university to Antioch College’s campus or endowment.
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  • 2011
    Age 56
    Roosevelt served as president of Antioch College from 2011-2015.
    More Details Hide Details Hired to reestablish the college, which had closed, Roosevelt helped to recruit faculty and students; began a renovation of the campus; and reestablished Antioch's cooperative education program. He also led a process that resulted in "fast-track" accreditation consideration for Antioch from the Higher Learning Commission. The college won accreditation in July 2016.
    He was the President of Antioch College from January 2011 to December 2015 and superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the second largest school district in Pennsylvania, until December 31, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a former state legislator of Massachusetts and former Democratic candidate for governor of the commonwealth. Roosevelt grew up in Washington, D.C. with two brothers and a sister and attended St. Albans School. Roosevelt is the great-grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the son of Mary Lowe "Polly" (Gaddis) and Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., who was one of the key figures behind the controversial coup engineered by the CIA that restored the Shah to power in Iran in 1953. He was related to his 1994 Massachusetts gubernatorial opponent William Weld through Weld's wife at that time, Susan Roosevelt Weld, the daughter of Quentin Roosevelt II. He earned his A.B. degree in history from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
  • 2010
    Age 55
    On October 6, 2010, he held a press conference to announce his resignation as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools effective December 31, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that he was the only finalist for the Presidency of Antioch College in Ohio.
    In October 2010 he became a finalist for the position of President of Antioch College.
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  • 2007
    Age 52
    In 2007, Roosevelt founded The Pittsburgh Promise and secured a $100-million challenge grant from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
    More Details Hide Details The Promise has raised more than $180 million to guarantee college scholarships to PPS graduates who meet certain academic standards and has supported more than 6,500 students.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 48
    A graduate of the 2003 Broad Superintendents Academy, Roosevelt was appointed on August 3, 2005, to the position of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) superintendent.
    More Details Hide Details He accepted this post under the terms of a performance-based "accountability contract." While in Pittsburgh, he implemented measures intended to ease the district's financial problems and improve academic standards. The plan included the closing of underutilized and under-performing schools, opening of accelerated learning academies with a vigorous academic curriculum and longer school hours, the moving of several programs, and an increase in the number of childhood education programs, K-8 schools and 6-12 schools. Under his leadership, PPS met federal achievement standards (AYP) for the first time, received a $40-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on improving teacher effectiveness, opened several innovative new schools, adopted a more rigorous curriculum, and inaugurated a nationally recognized program to recruit, train and support school principals as instructional leaders.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 39
    In 1994, Roosevelt was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts and lost the final election to the Republican incumbent, William Weld.
    More Details Hide Details Following his bid for office, he served as CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Managing Director of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, and as a Professor of Politics and head of the Gordon Public Policy Center at Brandeis University.
  • 1990
    Age 35
    In 1990, he was appointed Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, where he was the co-author and chief sponsor of the Education Reform Act of 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He also was chief sponsor of a gay rights bill that had been introduced annually since 1972 but did not pass until 1989. The bill's passage made Massachusetts the second state, after Wisconsin, to pass legislation protecting gay rights.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    He served in the Massachusetts General Court from 1986 to 1994.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 22
    In 1977, Roosevelt served as campaign manager for the late John O'Bryant, the first black man elected to Boston's school board.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 0
    Born on December 10, 1955.
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