Please join us for the final meetings of the 2015-2017 term. The meeting will take place at 6:30 at 333 Seventh Avenue in the 12th Floor conference room. We will have a little celebration in honor of the end of the year. Babysitting will be provided.
On May 9 the CEC2 held a forum about integrating our schools. We were joined by education experts Amy Stuart-Wells, Kelly McGuire, and Lindsay Oaks, and a high school student for a discussion about benefits of a classroom with diverse learners and how we create and nurture such a learning environment.
Our current middle school admissions system sorts students by academic performance, resulting in many schools with students of similar abilities. This system of sorting leads to racially and socioeconomically segregated schools. The forum will explore the benefits of mixing students of all academic levels.
Amy Stuart-Wells is a Professor of Sociology and Education, and the Coordinator of Policy Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and writing has focused broadly on issues of race and education.
Kelly McGuire is Principal of Lower Manhattan Community Middle School for the past 12 years. Prior to that he was an AP at Wagne...