New York's Public Schools Confront a New Year: Diane Ravitch Keynotes a Public Policy Roundtable

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WHAT: A public policy roundtable organized by the Baruch College School of Public Affairs will address the condition of New York City’s public schools at the start of a new academic year. Have Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘reforms” improved the educational outlook for public school students? Is academic rigor returning to K-12 classrooms, despite overcrowding, budget shortfalls and continued funding inequities between the New York City and NY State schools?

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, 9 am – 11 am

WHERE: Baruch College
The Newman Conference Ctr.
151 E. 25 St. (between Lex. & Third Aves)
7th fl.

WHO: Diane Ravitch, Prof. of Education at NYU, influential policy voice and advocate of state and national academic standards will keynote the discussion.

Carmen Farina, NYC Department of Education
Robert L. Hughes, New Visions for Public Schools
Steven Sanders, New York State Assembly

COVERAGE INVITED.

RSVP: (212) 802-5735 or
e-mail: spa_conferences@baruch.cuny.edu