NYU's Metro Center Hosts Symposium on Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys


At a symposium on Thursday, April 29, researchers from NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education will release findings from a three-year national study of single-sex schools, Is All Male Alright?: An Intervention Study of Schools for Black and Latino Males.

There is growing awareness about the crisis confronting many of our nation’s boys. The high school graduation rate for young men of color is alarming: just 39 percent for African Americans and 38 percent for Latinos. New York is among the states with the highest drop-out rates in the country.  Educators find themselves at the center of the debate over the most effective ways to reduce and prevent some of the hardships and problems associated with the most vulnerable males.  

Led by NYU faculty member Pedro Noguera and the George Jackson Academy (GJA), the only private upper elementary and middle school in the study, the symposium will provide an opportunity for educators to learn about the study’s preliminary findings and discuss its policy implications. The symposium will take place at Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between Thompson and LaGuardia Place) from 8:30 a.m to noon.

The symposium will feature a panel discussion and Q & A on replicable models of curriculum and community at GJA and other all-male schools in the study, followed by the keynote by 500

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