For 200 years, we have debated the role of schools in U.S. society. Today, we face an unprecedented opportunity to reexamine long-standing assumptions and to include voices that have been marginalized in the construction of our current systems. As we struggle with the impacts of a global pandemic and ongoing racial injustice, how do we take this moment as an opportunity to re-envision the role of schools in U.S. society? How do we enact this fresh vision for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond?
Our forum aims to re-imagine a role for schools that rectifies societal inequities rather than replicates them, embraces new opportunities to meet student needs, and "builds back better" in the areas of mental health, teaching and learning, and racial and social justice. Join us for a vigorous, forward-thinking conversation and call to action at this unprecedented moment, co-sponsored by the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), the Institute of Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program, the Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM), and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.
This conversation will feature research and practice ideas from a new generation of education scholars, and a moderated discussion and Q&A from a panel of seasoned education leaders. The schedule is below:
12:00 - 12:05pm Introductions
12:05 - 12:35pm Early Career Scholar Presentations:
- Chelsea Daniels, Doctoral student in Sociology, NYU Arts & Science
- Olga Pagán, Doctoral student in Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt
- Sarah Rosenbach, Doctoral student in Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt
12:40 - 1:45pm Moderated Panel Discussion:
- Melinda Anderson, Education Journalist and Author (moderator)
- Dr. Marc Atkins, Director, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Denise Forte, Interim CEO, The Education Trust
- Dr. Shabnam Javdani, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt, and Associate Faculty Director, NYU Prison Education Program
- Ralph Smith, Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading