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Wagner Professor Testifies before Senate Subcommittee on 9/11 Commission's Human Capital Recommendations

Wagner Professor Testifies before Senate Subcommittee on 9/11 Commission's Human Capital Recommendations

NYU Wagner professor Paul Light testified before a US Senate's subcommittee today on recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission. You can read his testimony, before the Governmental Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia,here.

Wagner Professors and NYU Researcher Featured in Education Week

Wagner Professors and NYU Researcher Featured in Education Week

Wagner professors Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel, along with NYU research associate Colin Chellman authored a commentary article for the March 23rd issue of Education Week titled "Subgroup Reporting and School Segregation: An Unhappy Pairing in the No Child Left Behind Equation."

Wagner Professors in Education Week

Wagner Professors in Education Week

Wagner professors Amy Schwartz (public policy) and Leanna Stiefel (economics), recently co-authored an article for Education Week that called for school systems to use efficiency as a basis for determining which elementary and secondary schools are successful, and which need to be impoved.

Wagner professors publish new report on kids and foreclosures in NYC

Wagner professors publish new report on kids and foreclosures in NYC

While researchers have noted the deleterious effects of foreclosure on surrounding properties and neighborhoods, little is known about the effects of foreclosure on children. A new report, Kids and Foreclosure: New York City, just released by researchers at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) and Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy begins to address the issue by estimating the number of students in New York City affected by the current foreclosure crisis.“

Few researchers have explored the human costs of  foreclosure, and virtually no one has considered the collateral costs on children,” said Ingrid Gould Ellen, faculty co-director of the Furman Center and a professor at NYU Wagner. “This study shows that the number of children living in foreclosed buildings in New York City is large and growing, and the impact falls disproportionately on black children.”

Wagner Profs Testify to City Council on Education Issues

Wagner Profs Testify to City Council on Education Issues

Wagner professors Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel both recently testified in front of the New York City Council on education-related matters. Schwartz discussed how the New York City public school system addresses the needs of immigrant children, while Stiefel addressed issues including high school size and how to measure school performance and efficiency.

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