Partnership for After School Education

Issue 87

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.