The Next Mayor Series: Sal Albanese on Education

The new CUNY Institute of Education Policy (CIEP) at Roosevelt House is hosting a series of breakfast conversations on education with New York City mayoral candidates. The next of these forums will be held at 8:00am on August 13, when David Steiner, CIEP Director and Dean of the Hunter College School of Education, talks to candidate Sal Albanese about the future of the City’s public education system.

Sal Albanese is a former New York City Council member, public school teacher, and financial services professional seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor. Born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, Sal is known for authoring the city’s first Living Wage law, crafting its first campaign finance law, and fighting to put more police on the streets when crime rates were rising.

David Steiner, a former Commissioner of Education for New York State, who has been credited with leading Hunter College’s teacher education programs to be among the strongest in the nation (see here), will lead the discussion. As Commissioner, Dr. Steiner helped win a $700 million federal Race to the Top grant for New York and pioneered improved standards to make the state’s students college- and career-ready.

Don’t miss this engaging conversation at Roosevelt House at 47-49 East 65th Street in Manhattan. Coffee and pastries will be served at 8:00am; the discussion will begin at 8:30am and last about an hour, including time for a Q&A with the audience.

Capacity is limited, so please RSVP below.

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For any questions, please contact Program Assistant Kira O’Brien at


Peter Meyer

Program Manager – CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House