What Does Good Parent Involvement Look Like?

Everyone supports “parent engagement,” but what does really good parent engagement actually look like? Hear from the scholar who put parent engagement on the map and the organization putting it into practice in the South Bronx. Join us at Roosevelt House on January 22 as we discuss these issues with Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center of School, Family and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University, and Sheena Wright, President and CEO of the United Way of New York City.Read More

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Director's Welcome

Director’s Welcome

To our visitors, I want to welcome you to the City University of New York’s Institute for Education Policy. The Institute is the city’s first university-based policy analysis and research institute explicitly focused on the challenges we face in our PK-20 education system. The CUNY Institute, which is appropriately housed at Roosevelt House (the historic home…Read More

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Let Them Eat Debt

By Gerard Robinson “S’ils n’ont pas de pain, qui’ls mangent de la brioche.” – “If they have no bread, let them eat cake.” Queen Marie Antoinette [ca. 1789] Thus spoke Queen Marie Antoinette in response to the peasants’ indignation about the scarcity and expense of bread in pre-revolutionary France. Scholars debate the authenticity of the…Read More

Director's Perspective

An Open Letter On School Accountability

Below you will find the outline of some thoughts on educational accountability. The topic has become one of the central issues in contemporary reform efforts in American education, with particularly heated debate over efforts to measure the effectiveness of teachers through test scores as well as classroom observations. But the issue is wider than this,…Read More

Reports from the Field

The Flipped Classroom

BY CATHERINE JOHNSON | Flipped classrooms came to my New York district by stealth. Months after teachers had begun “turning learning on its head,” as the newsletter would eventually put it, school-board members had not heard the term “flipped classroom” and did not know what a flipped classroom was. By the time they found out, high…Read More