Entries by Alex Roland

Building College–Going Cultures Through Positive Youth Development

Co-Sponsored by: Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) Date: February 3, 2014 Speakers: Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer, Harvard University Leyla Bravo-Willey, Director of Lower School, KIPP Infinity Rasaan Ogilvie, Assistant Principal, Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science Jenny Rodriguez, Assistant Principal of College Readiness, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) Cidra M. Sebastien, Associate Executive […]

Building A College-Going Culture

Co-Sponsored by: Date: December 17, 2013 Speakers:  Vanessa Coca – Research Alliance for New York City Schools and Doctoral Candidate, NYUSteinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Sugeni Perez-Sadler – Associate Director, College and Career Planning, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYCDOE Katherine Aspell, College Access Coordinator, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Fatima Bah, Recent […]

Youth Leadership In College Access & Success

Co-Sponsored by: Date: October 28, 2013 Speakers: Lori Chajet, PhD –  Co-Director, College Access: Research and Action (CARA) Samuel Chan –  Youth Leader and high school student, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and Flushing High School Jazmin Cruz – Youth Leader and college student, Make the Road NY and John Jay School of Criminal Justice […]

Working with Parents & Families to Support College Readiness & Success

Date: May 13, 2013 Speakers: Eduardo Dueñas, Karla Tevez, & Rakim Jenkins – Partners for Change Fellows, Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, City College of New York Norm Fruchter – Senior Scholar, Annenberg Institute for School Reform Ocynthia Williams – Parent Leader, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice Claire E. Sylvan – Founding […]

Creating & Maintaining Successful Partnerships (“Super-Forum”)

Date: April 9, 2013 Speakers: Meg Long – Deputy Director, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning Alfonso Wyatt – NYC Educator & Youth Advocate; Founder of Strategic Destiny Sophia Bogues – College Liaison, Early College Program, Office of Collaborative Programs, City College of New York Dominic Stellini – Director of Collaborative Programs, City College of New […]

Supporting College Access, Readiness, and Success for Undocumented Students

Date: December 5, 2012 Speakers: Allison Baker – Attorney, Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society Daniel Wallace – Policy Analyst, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Cassie Magesis – Deputy Director of College Readiness, Urban Assembly; Trainer, Goddard Riverside Options Institute Charlotte Henson-Butler – Recruitment Coordinator, CUNY Welcome Center Jaqueline Cinto – Co-Founder & Youth […]

The Common Core State Standards: An Update and Discussion on Implementation in NYC

Date: June 19, 2012 Speakers: Hope Barter – Achievement Coach, CUNY School Support Organization Ferris Unni – Achievement Coach, CUNY School Support Organization Elizabeth Kahn – Student Success Center Director, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Resources: Forum agenda Key Instructional Shifts of the Common Core State Standards (from www.achievethecore.org) Citywide Instructional Expectations (available at:http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/About/InstructionalExpectations/) Changes […]

The NYCDOE’s College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

Date: June 19, 2012 Speakers: Andrea Soonachan – Associate Director, College and Career Planning, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYCDOE Sonali Murarka – Director of Policy Research, Office of Research, Accountability, and Data, NYCDOE Resources: Forum Agenda NYCDOE’s College and Career Ready Benchmarks Presentation NYCDOE’s College and Career Ready Benchmarks Tools and Resources available at: schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/About/CCR/ Forum Small-Group Discussions […]