(This is a guest post by Michael N. Manta, a senior at Xavier High School who lives in Queens. Michael co-founded the nonprofit NYCMentors.org with his younger brother to provide mentorship to high achieving underserved middle school students.) In the age of Google and what seems to be an unlimited amount of knowledge at our… Continue reading The Benefits Of Peer Mentorship for NYC Teens Applying To High School
(This is a guest post by Elora Tocci, Associate Director of Communications at the Robertson Center at Success Academy.) As a former librarian, acclaimed YA author, co-founder of CAKE Literary, and COO of We Need Diverse Books, Dhonielle Clayton has some stories to tell. On Tuesday, November 19, she came to the Robertson Center —… Continue reading The Radical Power of Books: How to Use Diverse, Engaging Stories to Set Students Free
(This is a guest post by Glenn Fuhrman. Glen is a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and of the TATE Americas Foundation, and a board member of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.) My mother and my aunt were both public school teachers, as was my… Continue reading Giving Thanks For NYC’s Favorite Teachers
(This is a guest post by Dr. Joiselle Cunningham, a senior advisor at HERE to HERE, CEO of Pathways to Creative Industries and lecturer at NYU. She previously led in the Obama Administration and received her doctorate from Harvard University. ) “I really love fashion and musical theater,” one student we’ll call Amy shared with… Continue reading Pathways to Creative Industries: Building Greater Access to the Arts in New York City Schools
Joseph S. Lento is a licensed Teacher of Orchestral Music and School District Administration. In 2014 President Obama named him a National Teacher of Arts and Humanities. Joseph has commendations from Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. In 1999 he was named NYC Public Schools Bronx County High Schools Teacher of the Year.… Continue reading The NYC Department of Education Wants to Reserve Seats in Elite High Schools By Race. Here’s Why That’s Wrong.
David Rubel is an independent public policy consultant with a focus on New York City. For over 30 years, he has conducted research on a range of policy issues including community needs and resources, housing court evictions, workforce development and most recently public and nonpublic school education. Equity is a primary concern of his work.… Continue reading Some News for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza: NYC’s Top 31 Screened High Schools Are ALREADY Diverse.