City & State’s Education in New York summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to share ideas and debate over critical issues such as school choice, closing the achievement gap, and school safety. The full-day event brings together the most influential leaders and thinkers in New York’s education fields. Hear from the decision-makers who set policy and determine the future of New York’s education system.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
One on One with Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education and Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State with introduction by Michael D. Nieves, President & CEO, HITN
Panel introduction by Josef Kannegaard, Principal Policy Analyst, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
New York’s Education Agenda
In this year’s legislative session in Albany, teacher evaluations were once again front-and-center, as officials debated how to move forward with standardized testing and decided how teachers’ work should be judged. All of this occurs as the controversies over charter schools and private schools continues to stir discussion over the path that would most benefit New York’s children. And finally, we will address how New York education leaders are keeping up with the constant changes in technology and innovation. Our panel of distinguished leaders in the state’s educational system will debate and discuss these topics.
- Alex Zimmerman, Reporter, Chalkbeat (moderator)
- MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner, New York State Education Department
- Council Member Mark Treyger, Chair, Committee on Education
- Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers
Educational Benefits of Diversity, Physical Activity and Special Programs
New York City’s remarkable diversity is one of our greatest strengths, but we are failing woefully to bring that diversity into our schools. New York’s leaders have been working to lay out positive steps for reducing segregation in New York City’s community school districts and implementing groundbreaking new programs that will bring different groups together and help all children. The panel will examine ways to reduce racial and socioeconomic segregation, and provide opportunities for special needs students, which will ultimately benefit the youth of New York.
- Dr. David E. Kirkland, Executive Director, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and The Transformation of Schools (moderator)
- Council Member Brad Lander, Co-Sponsor of the School Diversity Accountability Act
- Senator Jamaal Bailey, Sponsor of Diversity Commission for Specialized Schools
- Rachel Pratt, Senior Vice President, Youth & Community Services, New York Road Runners
Lunch Awards Ceremony Honoring:
- Peter Bencivenga, Chief Academic Officer, IO Education
- Blackstone Charitable Foundation
- Mark Zupan, President, Alfred University
School Safety Roundtable
With recent school violence, shootings, and the youth activism that has sprung forward from this, the debate about school safety, guns for teachers and armed police officers in schools has intensified. In this roundtable discussion, we explore the ways in which New York officials are working toward effective school safety strategies and plans to enhance emergency preparedness to keep our schools safe.
- Jeff Coltin, City Reporter, City & State (moderator)
- Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair, Committee on Public Safety
- Renee Rider, Associate Commissioner, School Operations & Management Services, New York State Education Department
- Ramon F. Garcia, Assistant Commissioner, School Safety Division, NYPD
Broadening Access -Trends in STEM Inside and Outside the Classroom
Data shows that programs leading to employment in these occupations significantly lack representation from female, African American, Hispanic and Native American populations. This session explores how New York can enhance STEM, computer science experiences and tech access for a broader array of students to help prepare them for the workforce.
- Brian Beedenbender, Vice President of Sales, Teq (moderator)
- Peter Quinn, Chief Information Officer, NYC Department of Education
- Rose M. LeRoy, Director of Educational Data and Research, New York State Education Department
- Bill Chong, Commissioner, Department of Youth and Community Development
- Maryann Marrapodi-Guzmán, Chief Learning Officer and Chief Development Officer, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN)
The Value of Higher Education
Recent studies have shown that Americans still generally value higher education, but also say good-paying jobs can be acquired without a college degree. In this discussion, panelists will discuss these trends. Other topics to be covered include: what lawmakers are hearing from voters about higher education, college costs and student debt, the impact of New York’s Excelsior tuition-free program, and how colleges and universities are tailoring their strategies in today’s evolving higher education environment.
- Zach Williams, Reporter, City & State (moderator)
- Senator Marisol Alcantara, Senate Committee on Higher Education
- Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Chair, Committee on Higher Education
- Dr. Rudolph F. “Rudy” Crew, President, Medgar Evers College
- Kristin Malek, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, CDW
- Dr. Joanne Passaro, President, Metropolitan College of New York