NYU Panel Explores Gender, Schooling, and New York City, April 25


The issue of gender inequality and the needs of boys and girls in schools is a complex one. A panel discussion, “Gender, Schooling, and New York City,” the final of a three-part series on gender and education hosted by New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, will present recent strategies that three New York City schools have implemented in response to research on gender and schooling: Young Women’s Leadership Academy (for girls); Excellence Charter School (for boys); and Harvey Milk High School (for LGBT youth).

Panelists include Kevin Jennings, founder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); John King, managing director of the Excellence and Preparatory Networks of Uncommon Schools; and Ann Tisch, founder of Young Women’s Leadership Schools. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa M. Stulberg, assistant professor of educational sociology, NYU Steinhardt.

The talk will be held at NYU in Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street (between Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.) on Fri., April 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

Reporters interested in attending the event are asked to phone Tim Farrell in the Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email at tim.farrell@nyu.edu.

Kevin Jennings is founder and executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, an all-volunteer group bringing together teachers, parents, and community members to address anti-LGBT bias in K-12 schools. Today, GLSEN is a national educational organizat 500

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