The impact of Race and Class on Educational Achievement, Opportunity and Access in the United States

Nearly a decade after the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, the federal legislation that promised reform and accountability for the American education system, many Urban cities continue to be plagued by failing schools, high dropout rates and poor performance across the board.

The Obama Administration has committed to providing every child with access to a complete and competitive education, from cradle to career. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008 included over $100 billion for education to support early learning programs, innovative programs to close the achievement gap and improve access to higher education.

This three-part series sponsored by the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service will explore what it will really take to reform the public education system in America and prepare students to compete in a global economy. The series will also examine the meaning of educational parity and access in the 21st century; innovative strategies and approaches to reform; problems and the challenges faced by cities and school leadership in turning schools around; and the role of the federal government in ensuring access and quality.

Please select the session(s) for which you would like to RSVP.
Friday, Mar. 19, 2010, 8:00am-10:00am
Borough of Manhattan Community College Breakfast Briefing: Young Women of Color and Success in Community College
Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Location TBD

Monday, Mar. 22, 2010, 6:30pm-8:30pm
On Unequal Ground: Communities of Color, Educational Disparities and Closing the Achievement Gap in Urban Cities
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Charting Equity: Charter Schools and the future of public schooling in America
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map