Cradle to Kindergarten

Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Dr. Ajay Chaudry presented and discussed Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Co-authored by Dr. Taryn Morrissey and Dr. Christina Weiland, and now being released in its second edition, their book presents a comprehensive, research-driven plan to invest in early-childhood education. The 2021 edition is updated with newly revised proposals and cost estimates that incorporate what they learned working with several state leaders on developing cradle-to-kindergarten plans and are responsive to the current political and policy moment. Their proposals include a federal child care guarantee, universal early education starting at age 3, and reforming Head Start to expand the program to more younger children and enhance the services provided to better meet the needs of families living in areas of concentrated poverty.


On Tuesday, October 27, one week before the end of the 2020 election, Wagner Womxn hosted WOMXN + POLITICS, a panel discussion on the unique experiences of womxn in all aspects of the political sphere.

COVID-19 Series: NYU Wagner Alumni in Action - Social Services

The “COVID-19 Series: NYU Wagner Alumni in Action” continued on Thursday, October 22 with its second event in a four-part series. The panel discussion featured Wagner alumni working in the field of social services, focusing on how their organizations have responded to the pandemic.

Identity and Diversity in Public Service: The Personal, Professional, and Political

Martha Stark, Clinical Professor of Public Service and Chair of Wagner’s Faculty Diversity Committee, and Erica Foldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy and co-author of "The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work engaged in an intimate discussion on how identity impacts how we navigate through life and our roles as leaders in public service.

COVID-19 Series: NYU Wagner Alumni in Action - Healthcare

On Thursday, September 24th, NYU Wagner hosted the first in a series of events entitled “COVID-19 Series: NYU Wagner Alumni in Action.” This event focused on Wagner alumni working in the healthcare field and the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.