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December 14, 2017

Community Schools Policy Symposium

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 8:00 - 10:00 am
Teachers College, Columbia University
Joyce Berger Cowin Auditorium
Broadway between 120th and 121st Streets
New York, NY

Current federal law (Every Student Succeeds Act) provides funding to meet the educational needs of low-achieving schoolchildren. A new landmark study finds that community schools are effective at improving educational outcomes for children in high poverty communities. Teachers College and Children's Aid brought together leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners who discussed the future of community schools in New York City and New York State.


  • Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
  • Jeannie Oakes, Presidential Professor Emeritus in Educational Equity at UCLA and Senior Fellow, Learning Policy Institute
  • Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University (moderator)
  • Christopher Caruso, Executive Director, Office of Community Schools, New York City Department of Education
  • Carolyn Riehl, Associate Professor of Sociology & Education Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Betty A. Rosa, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

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