Event: High School Persisters: Exploring the Needs and Experiences of Students Who Don’t Graduate in Four Years, But Remain Enrolled

The Research Alliance is releasing findings from a new study designed to help policymakers and the public better understand the challenges faced by students who have fallen behind and are at risk of aging out of the public school system. How many of these students are there in NYC? How are these students different from those who graduate on time, and those who drop out in their first four years? What are persisting students’ pathways through the system? Where do they fall off track, and what kind of support might make a difference for their educational trajectories?        

Join us for a presentation by the Research Alliance’s Kathryn Hill and Zitsi Mirakhur; a roundtable discussion with persisting students; and a panel exploring the implications of this new research for policy and practice. The panel will feature:     
  
Moderator:
  • Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 
Panelists:
  • Michelle Costa, Chief of Staff, Policy and Evaluation, NYC Department of Education
  • Mark Dunetz, President, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
  • Dez-Ann Romain, Principal, Brooklyn Democracy Academy   
This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP by May 31.