Catching Up: What High Schools Are Doing to Move Kids from Elementary Knowledge to College Ready

Friday, December 4, 2015 -
9:15am to 11:30am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Almost a quarter of our New York City kids do not graduate from high school. Thousands come in far behind and the system is not meeting their needs. The key goal of this panel is to help funders understand the enormous and complex challenges high schools face when they take in students who have low-level math and reading skills and have to graduate them four-six years later ready for college or living-wage jobs. 
The panel will explore the challenges and possible ways to overcome them as well as identify how private funders might support this vital work, whether through direct support of programs or advocacy around policy changes. 
  • How can schools identify students who need extra help and make sure they are getting it? 
  • Which strategies best meet the needs of these students and how can they be/are they implemented? 
  • What are the constraints preventing schools and the system more broadly from employing – and scaling up use of – these strategies now?
  • How can private funders help?


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All interested funders, espcially in education.


9:15 - 9:30 AM  Check-in
9:30 - 11:30 AM  Program

Registration is required by December 3.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)
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