New York City High Schools: Recent Trends and the Outlook for the Future

The CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools invite you to a discussion of new research into the structure and performance of New York City’s system of public high schools. James J. Kemple, Executive Director of the Research Alliance, will present an independent assessment of how the education landscape changed between 1999 and 2011, a period when the number of high schools nearly doubled – despite the closing of more than 50 underperforming schools – as part of a trend toward much smaller schools of choice. He will also examine changes and variations in key student outcomes, such as attendance, ongoing enrollment, and graduation- and college-readiness rates. This paper is the first in a series of short reports designed to inform future policy and accelerate progress in areas where gaps remain. We invite you to be part of this conversation. (See the full report at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/research_alliance/publications#20130328.)

Following a light reception at Hunter College’s historic and recently renovated Roosevelt House, Dr. Kemple will present his team’s findings. David M. Steiner, Founding Director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy and the Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean at the Hunter College School of Education, will moderate a panel discussion that includes Dr. Kemple, Shael Polakow-Suransky, Chief Academic Officer of the New York City Department of Education, and Jeffrey R. Henig, a professor of political science and education and chair of the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia. A Q&A with audience participants will follow.

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