TC to Work with New Research Alliance to Study Improvement in City Schools
Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology and Education, to Coordinate Survey of Middle School Teacher Attrition
Teachers College will work with the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, a newly announced non-partisan applied research center that, working independently of city government and the Department of Education, will focus on advancing school improvement in New York.
Based at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Research Alliance will use recent advances in education science and draw on the expertise of the city’s and the nation’s top researchers to provide independent analysis about the challenges of providing a high-quality education for all students and about the effectiveness of promising strategies aimed at addressing those challenges.
In addition to Teachers College, other institutions that will work with the Research Alliance include NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the City University of New York, as well as other research universities nationwide. The
Efforts to create a research alliance in
The Consortium on Chicago School Research, a dedicated research center housed at the
The Alliance’s Governance Board, representing various constituencies with an interest in improving school performance, includes William Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton Universityand the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition; Robert Hughes, president of New Visions; Chancellor Klein; David McLaughlin, provost of New York University; Randi Weingarten, President of the United Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers; and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. The Governance Board, currently in the process of expanding membership to include representation from community members and researchers, will oversee the Research Alliance’s research agenda, as well as its operations and budget.previous page