Adriana Villavicencio’s new book, Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, offers powerful insights into the challenges of implementing large-scale educational change. Drawing on the Research Alliance’s four-year study of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which aimed to improve the educational outcomes of 15,000 Black and Latinx males in NYC public high schools, the book examines what worked, what didn’t, and what we can learn from the experience.
This Wednesday, June 9th at 3pm, Dr. Cheri Fancsali is moderating the Webinar on Engaging Policymakers in Cultivating Interest and Competencies in Computing, hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The Research Alliance is co-sponsoring the May 26 “Reimagining the Role of Schools in Society” forum, aimed at challenging the pre-pandemic status quo and identifying ways for schools to "build back better."
This week, Research Alliance staff will be sharing findings from our work at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and at the 2021 SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
In his presentation, Dr. Kemple provides an overview of the CTE policy context, describes the scale and diversity of CTE options available in NYC, and explores the characteristics of students who chose CTE.
This has been a year like no other for schools and communities in New York City and across the country. Amid the most devastating pandemic in recent history, our nation also struggled to heal wounds from a painful and oppressive legacy of racism. At the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, as in many organizations, these events motivated us to reflect more deeply on our mission, our capacities, and our role in advancing a more just society.
Former Research Alliance Deputy Director Adriana Villavicencio and former Research Associate Sarah Klevan, together with Montclair State University’s Reva Jaffe-Walter, authored a new paper, “You can’t close your door here: Leveraging Teacher Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Immigrant English Learners," in the January 2021 issue of Teaching and Teacher Education. In their paper, they examine teacher collaboration and its role in improving outcomes for English Learners (ELs).
On June 17 from 1:00-2:15pm EST, Deputy Director Cheri Fancsali and Research Associate Wendy Castillo will participate in a SREE virtual session, “Afterschool Strategies to Strengthen the STEM Pipeline in Grades 4-12.”
This year, the United States has witnessed the crushing toll of systemic racism on Black communities. The brutal murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police, alongside an ongoing pandemic that disproportionately devastates Black and Brown communities, tragically illuminates the continued racism and inequity that Black Americans face every day.
We recently updated our overview of research and practical guidance on remote and blended instruction. We also highlighted the need for more rigorous evidence and outlined data that should be collected, analyzed and shared.
On May 11, the Research Alliance joined the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) in a forum exploring how large, local datasets can inform new approaches to reducing inequality and expanding opportunity in NYC.
The Research Alliance team was devastated to learn of the passing of Dez-Ann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from the coronavirus. In 2018, we had the privilege of working with Principal Romain on an event that explored the experiences of students who struggle to graduate but remain enrolled in school.
As Covid-19 disrupts the lives of 57 million students around the United States—1.1 million of whom live in New York City—the Research Alliance is working to balance the demands of our ongoing projects with changes that are necessary to protect public health.
The Research Alliance is greatly indebted to Mr. Acosta’s unique perspective, intellect, and contributions to our research agenda. His insights and joyful spirit will be greatly missed by the Research Alliance.