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Research Alliance 10th Anniversary Event: Pursuing Equity in NYC Schools


Over the last two decades, New York City schools have experienced remarkable, sustained improvement, including dramatic decreases in dropout rates and increases in high school graduation and college enrollment. Yet deep inequality continues to plague the City’s education system. What will be required in the next decade—in terms of policy, practice and research—to ensure more equitable learning opportunities and outcomes for NYC students?

On April 29, 2019, the Research Alliance for New York City Schools will mark our 10th anniversary by grappling with this and other related questions at Pursuing Equity in NYC Schools: Progress, Challenges, and the Road Ahead. The event will convene thought leaders to explore factors that have led to system-wide improvements, as well as barriers that have made it difficult to move the needle on longstanding inequalities. Research Alliance Executive Director James Kemple will present new findings, followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Richard CarranzaNYC Schools Chancellor
  • Chris EmdinAssociate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Shael Polakow-SuranskyPresident, Bank Street College of Education
  • Meisha Ross-Porter, Executive Superintendent for the Bronx
  • Adriana VillavicencioDeputy Director, Research Alliance (moderator)
  • Cheri FancsaliResearch Director, Research Alliance

We hope the discussion will illuminate a variety of perspectives and highlight important new directions for future work.

Space is limited. Please RSVP today.