joel klein

joel klein

#EIE15 Strategy Session 2: A Lesson from NYC: The Success of Small Schools

3mo ago
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Big results can come from going small. Just look at the Big Apple, home to the nation’s largest public school system. Beginning in 2002, with philanthropic support, the New York City Department of education closed many large low-performing high schools to create hundreds of small secondary schools. A rigorous multiyear study recently released findings showing the strategy’s success. Not only did this effort result in higher graduation rates and college enrollment, but it did so at a lower cost per graduate than traditional high schools. Join the session to learn from the leaders who launched NYC’s small schools strategy, the philanthropists who supported it and the researchers who studied it. Moderator: Marc Sternberg, K-12 Education Program Director, Walton Family Foundation Panelists: Joel Klein, Former Chancellor of New York City Public Schools Rebecca Unterman, Research Associate, MDRC Tom Vander Ark, Author and CEO, Getting Smart