Informing Federal Education Policy Through Lessons from New York City

  • 25 Jan 2010
  • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Washington, DC
The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Briefing on
Informing Federal Education Policy
Through Lessons from New York City

Monday, January 25, 2010
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Washington Court Hotel, Ballroom
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(Lunch will be provided.)
Featured Speakers
  • Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
  • Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Bob Balfanz, Codirector, The Everyone Graduates Center
  • Vanda Belusic-Vollor, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation, New York City Department of Education
  • John Easton, Director, Institute for Education Sciences
  • Bob Hughes, President, New Visions for Public Schools (invited)
  • Roberto Rodriguez, Assistant to the President for Education Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council (invited)
  • Josh Thomases, Chief Academic Officer, New York City Department of Education
  • Michelle Yanche, Director of Public Policy, Good Shepherd Services
Additional participants TBA
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 provi de 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.
Space for this event is limited; RSVPs will be accepted on a “first-come” basis.

Acceptances ONLY with subject line “RSVP: Jan 25 NYC Event” to or contact Shawnice Hood at (202) 828-0828 by January 19, 2010.

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