Panel Discussion at Center for NYC Affairs, Nov. 6

The Missing Link: New Measures for Identifying and Assisting NYC’s Highest Poverty Schools 
Thursday, November 6, 8:30am – 10:30am
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)

Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon unveil 45 new community schools in a much-touted effort to help low-income students. But which schools need the most help? And what kind of supports will have the greatest impact? A new report by the Center for New York City Affairs explores these questions in elementary schools, documenting how high absenteeism rates and community challenges can bedevil schools in low-income neighborhoods. We propose a new measure of poverty, designed to identify the highest needs schools, and discuss what should come next in the mayor’s bid to reduce poverty’s effects on students.

Introductory remarks by:

  • Richard Buery, deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives, City of New York

In discussion with:

  • Rudy Crew, president, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
  • Kevin Dahill-Fuchel, executive director, Counseling in Schools
  • Patricia Mitchell, principal, PS 48 William Wordsworth
  • Sheena Wright, president and CEO, United Way of New York City

Moderated by:

  • Kim Nauer, education research director, Center for New York City Affairs

Admission is free, but to reserve a seat you must RSVP.

Sponsored by the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. Support provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Sirus Fund, the Donors’ Education Collaborative and the United Way of New York City.

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