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Community Schools Policy Symposium

Join Teachers College and Children’s Aid to learn about the late‌st research on community schools and the implications of this research for education policy in New York City and New York State.

Featuring keynote speaker Jeannie Oakes, co-author, Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement, with responses by New York State and City educators and policymakers. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Joyce Berger Cowin Auditorium
Teachers College, Columbia University


New Study: Well-Implemented Community Schools Can Lift Academic Achievement


Current federal law (Every Student Succeeds Act) provides funding to meet the educational needs of low-achieving schoolchildren. A new landmark study finds that community schools are effective at improving educational outcomes for children in high poverty communities. Join Teachers College and Children's Aid as leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners discuss the future of community schools in New York City and New York State.

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Framing Remarks
Carmen Farina Carmen Fariña
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Keynote - Community Schools as an Equitable School Improvement Strategy: What Does the Evidence Say?
Jeannie Oakes Jeannie Oakes
Presidential Professor Emerita in Educational Equity at UCLA and Senior Fellow, Learning Policy Institute
Panel Discussion
Susan Fuhrman Moderator: Susan Fuhrman
President, Teachers College, Columbia University
Christopher Caruso Christopher Caruso
Executive Director, Office of Community Schools,
New York City Department of Education
Carolyn Riehl Carolyn Riehl
Associate Professor of Sociology & Education Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University
Betty A. Rosa Betty A. Rosa
Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents
At the conclusion of the panel, there will be an opportunity for informal networking.


December 14, 2017, 8:00 AM

December 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

Joyce Berger Cowin Auditorium

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