Partnership for After School Education

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October 30, 2014

New Measures for Identifying and Assisting NYC's Highest Poverty Schools

On November 6, 2014, the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, will hold an event celebrating the release of and discussing a new report, The Missing Link: New Measures for Identifying and Assisting NYC's Highest Poverty Schools. The report explores which elementary schools in NYC need the most help and what kind of supports will have the greatest impact. It proposes a new measure of poverty, designed to identify the highest needs schools, and discusses what should come next in Mayor Bill de Blasio's bid to reduce poverty's effects on students. Richard Buery, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, will make introductory remarks at the event, and panelists include representatives from Medgar Evers College, Counseling in Schools, PS 48 William Wordsworth, United Way of New York City, and Center for New York City Affairs. The event is free, but interested participants must RSVP.

October 30, 2014

Global Education Conference

The fifth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held November 17-22, 2014. The conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Last year’s conference featured 200 general sessions and 19 keynote addresses from all over the world. Interested participants should join the Global Education Conference Network in order to attend the conference and to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates.

October 30, 2014

America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand

The Afterschool Alliance recently released America After 3PM: Afterschool Programs in Demand, a report on a survey of parents and guardians nationwide that found a jump in reported participation in afterschool in the U.S. over the last decade. Approximately 18% of children nationwide took part in an afterschool program in 2014 — equivalent to about 10.2 million children, and compared to 15% in 2009 and 11% in 2004. At the same time, unmet demand for afterschool programming is large. The report also includes findings on summer learning programming. Read the full report, the key findings, or breakdowns in afterschool participation by state

October 30, 2014

Report on Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing

The Osborne Association's New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the John Jay College Prisoner Reentry Institute have released a new report, Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing, that summarizes numerous quantitative research articles on this issue. The report offers a practical opportunity to learn from literature and existing research to better grasp the full impact of incarceration on children and families. It includes an examination of both paternal and maternal incarceration; the consequences of incarceration on children, adolescents, and young adults; and the consequences of incarceration on family structure and functioning. It also lists additional reading, including qualitative research on the topic. 

October 29, 2014

2014 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership, administered by VCG Governance Matters. Executive Directors and/or Board Chairs of nonprofit organizations in the tri-state area may nominate their Board of Directors for outstanding leadership efforts during the past year. Winners receive $5,000 for their organization, and finalists receive a one-year membership to VCG Governance Matters for all of their Board members. Nomination forms are due by December 8, 2014.