Toward a World at School – Forum on Global Education

Join a panel of experts, students, student leaders, educators, administrators, community members, and representatives from non-profit and for-profit organizations, government, and media at a forum reflecting on progress made with education in the context of the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals, as well as challenges and opportunities beyond 2015 on the road toward…Continue Reading

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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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Moynihan and the Modern American Family at 50

By Gerard Robinson | Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for Education Policy “The gap between the Negro and most other groups in American society is widening. The fundamental problem, in which this is clearly the case, is that of family structure.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1964) “If the misery of the poor be caused not by…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

A Second Chance for “Reading First”

By Susan Crawford | Director, The Right to Read Project As Congress progresses through its re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), renamed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in the 2002 version, here is something for it to consider. NCLB contained a provision that might have enabled the full proficiency in math and…Read More