Fifty years of research suggests economic and racial segregation of schools damages student outcomes. Unfortunately, New York City schools are the third most segregated in the country. For the first time in a long while, however, New York City is positioned to address school segregation head on, thanks to opportunities posed by demographic changes in the city, grassroots efforts to integrate schools, and a new mayoral administration committed to ending the “tale of two cities.”
This panel, co-sponsored by Philanthropy New York and The Century Foundation, will bring together researchers, local officials and grassroots advocates to discuss the current state of segregation and the path towards encouraging more high-quality economically and racially integrated schools in New York City.
- The research on school segregation and student outcomes
- Current opportunities and efforts to pursue more integrated schools in New York City
- How philanthropy can balance the demands of targeting help for disadvantaged students while encouraging more integrated schools
- Lisa Donlan, President of the Community Education Council, New York City Community School District 1
- Barbara Freeman, Superintendent, New York City Community School District 13
- Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
- Brad Lander, New York City Council Member, Brooklyn’s 39th District
- Beth Lief (Moderator), Executive Director, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
- Donna Nevel, Community Organizer, New York City Community School District 3
Michael Alves, Consultant and Author, and David Tipson, Director of New York Appleseed, will also be available to answer questions.
All interested funders
- 8:45-9:00 AM Check-in
- 9:00-11:00 AM Program