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Pass or Fail: Whats Next for New York City's High Schools? | The New School

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Uploaded on Jul 9, 2009

Study non-profit management, urban and environmental policy, human resources, and international affairs at the Milano School, a part of The New School in New York City. | http://www.newschool.edu/milano

The Center for New York City Affairs released a report called The New Marketplace: How Small-School Reforms and School Choice Have Reshaped New York City's High Schools. The report, which analyzes Chancellor Joel Klein's cornerstone initiatives, concludes that the administration created valuable new opportunities for at-risk students, but there was collateral damage. Klein's reforms created 200 new small schools and expanded high school choice, but weakened large schools attended by tens of thousands of vulnerable students at risk of dropping out. New York City's high schools have undergone a powerful transformation during the Bloomberg years. The city's education department has introduced school competition, giving families an unprecedented number of choices in the high school selection process.

Center for New York City Affairs | http://newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs

Keynote Speaker:
Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Discussants:
• Zakiyah Ansari, Parent Leader, Coalition for Educational Justice.
• Stephen Duch, Principal, Hillcrest High School.
• Michael Mulgrew, Vice President of Career and Technical High Schools, United Federation of Teachers.
• Eric Nadelstern, Chief Schools Officer, NYC Department of Education.
• Pedro Noguera, Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.

Moderator:
Clara Hemphill, Senior Editor, Center for New York City Affairs.

This event is supported by the Milano Foundation, the Sirus Fund, and United Way of New York City.

* Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street. 06/17/2009 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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