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Informing Federal Education Policy Through Lessons From New York City

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Featured Speakers
Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Panelists
Vanda Belusic-Vollor, Executive Director, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation, New York City Department of Education
John Easton, PhD, Director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
 Bob Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Visions for Public Schools
Ruth Curran Neild, PhD, Research Scientist, Everyone Graduates Center,
Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University

Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
 Adria Steinberg, Vice President, Pathways to Postsecondary, Jobs for the Future
 Josh Thomases, Deputy Chief Schools Officer for Academics, New York City Department of Education
Michelle Yanche, Director of Public Policy, Good Shepherd Services

As federal policymakers look for ways to systemically improve high school outcomes—through actions such as the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—they are eagerly looking to districts that have been engaged in major reform to understand the implications for supporting and encouraging these reforms at scale. One relevant case study is New York City (NYC)—the nation’s largest and most diverse school district—where district leaders have prioritized redesigning high schools and improving outcomes as part of a districtwide reform effort. These efforts have caught the attention of advocates, policymakers, and educators across the country for the breadth of the changes implemented as well as the preliminary indications of success in improving student outcomes and closing achievement gaps. Building on the parallels between the NYC experience and the federal policy conversation, this briefing will provide an opportunity to look at lessons learned as part of NYC’s efforts to improve high school outcomes and to identify federal policy recommendations that emerge from that experience.

EVENT-DAY MATERIALS
Event-Day Agenda PDF filePDF
Speaker Biographies PDF filePDF
New York City’s Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview PDF file Report (PDF)  
A PowerPoint presentation by Ruth Curran Neild, Everyone Graduates Center PDF file PDF (coming soon)
A PowerPoint presentation by Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, a coauthor of the report PDF filePDF (coming soon)

EVENT-DAY VIDEO

012510KeynoterJoelKleinWelcome, Introductions, Keynote Address, and Response video VIDEO (flash popup)

Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers

 

 

 

 


012510Panel1Panel 1: Addressing the Lowest-Performing High Schools video 
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Lyndsay Pinkus, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education (moderator)
Robert Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Visions for Public Schools
Ruth Curran Neild, Research Scientist, Everyone Graduates Center, Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University
Roberto Rodríguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
Josh Thomases, Deputy Chief Schools Officer for Academics, New York City Department of Education

 


012510Panel2Panel 2: Addressing the Needs of Over-age and Undercredited Youth video 
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Tara Tucci, Research and Policy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education (moderator)
Vanda Belusic-Vollor, Executive Director, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation, New York City Department of Education
John Easton, Director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Adria Steinberg, Vice President, Pathways to Postsecondary, Jobs for the Future
Michelle Yanche, Director of Public Policy, Good Shepherd Services

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