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"NYC High Schools: Recent Trends & The Outlook for the Future," Presentation by James Kemple of the Research Alliance for NYC Schools, March 27

March 25, 2013

EVENT: James J. Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, will present an independent assessment of how the high school landscape changed from 1999 to 2011, a period  when the number of high schools nearly doubled - despite the closing of more than 50 underperforming schools - as part of a trend toward much smaller schools of choice. Kemple’s presentation will also examine variations in key student outcomes, such as attendance, ongoing enrollment, and graduation- and college- readiness rates. This paper is the first in a series of short reports designed to inform future policy and accelerate progress in areas where gaps remain.

Hosted by the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House, the event will include a discussion of the Research Alliance’s findings with featured guests Shael Polakow-Suransky, Jeffrey Henig, and moderator David M. Steiner of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy. An audience Q&A will follow.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27,
             Reception: 5:30 p.m.
             Presentation: 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt House
               47-49 E. 65th St.

WHO: James J. Kemple, executive director, Research Alliance for New York City Schools
           David M. Steiner, founding director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy, and Klara
             and Larry Silverstein Dean at the Hunter College School of Education
           Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer, New York City Department of      
           Jeffrey R. Henig, professor of political science and education and chair, Department
              of Education Policy & Social Analysis at Columbia University’s Teachers College

RSVP: Reporters only. To request a copy of the report or to attend the event, please contact Courtney Bowe in the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797, to reserve a seat.

About the Research Alliance for New York City Schools
The Research Alliance for New York City Schools is a non-partisan research center housed at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The Research Alliance conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the city’s public schools. The organization strives to advance equity and excellence in education by providing evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success. To learn more about the Research Alliance, visit

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to explore the human experience through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:

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Research Alliance's James Kemple on NYC High Schools: Recent Trends & Outlook for the Future

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