Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children Final Report

Raise the Age: Changing Youth Justice in New York City


New York is one of just two states in the country that automatically treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. In recent years, advocates and legislators -- including the state's chief judge -- have pushed to raise the age of criminal responsibiity to 18. Now, in the midst of a national scandal over the treatement of adolescents at the Rikers Island Jail, we convene the experts for a discussion of the movement to Raise the Age: How will the influx of adolescents impact the city's newly reformed juvenile justice programs? REGISTER HERE»

UPCOMING EVENT

THURSDAY NOV. 6, 2014

Insideschools eventThe Missing Link: What Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's Lowest-Income Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil 45 new community schools this month in a much-touted effort to help low-income students. But which schools need the most help? And what kind of supports will have the greatest impact? The Center will release a report exploring these questions in elementary schools. We propose a new measure of poverty, designed to identify the highest needs schools and discuss what should come next in the mayor's bid to reduce poverty's effects on students. REGISTER HERE»

RECENT EVENT

Insideschools event

TUESDAY SEPT. 30, 2014

Ferguston+Staten Island: Roots, the Reality, the Response

A new report detailing recommendations that can help sustain the city'snew community schools initiative. We provide helpful tools for individual community school providers as well as recommendations around effective partnerships, financing, leadership, and capacty building to help the city as it works to achieve its vision of reform.WATCH HERE»

 
NEW REPORT

Insideschools eventTUESDAY SEPT. 23, 2014

Scaling the Community School Strategy in NYC

A new report detailing recommendations that can help sustain the city'snew community schools initiative. We provide helpful tools for individual community school providers as well as recommendations around effective partnerships, financing, leadership, and capacty building to help the city as it works to achieve its vision of reform.READ HERE»

Child Welfare Watch Blog

Child Welfare Watch Blog Child Welfare Watch provides in-depth investigative reporting, news and analysis on children and family services. We track the real-life impact of public policy and reform initiatives. Visit our CHILD WELFARE WATCH BLOG »


Feet in Two Worlds

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In some Caribbean immigrant communities, particularly among Haitians, lighter-skinned people are often referred to as "stush" or "uptown," and are believed to be wealthier and more successful because of the shade of their skin. READ MORE »

Insideschools.org Blog

Insideschools.orgOur guide to pre-kindergarten: The city is greatly expanding pre-k education for 4 year olds. Insideschools has developed this guide to help you find a high-quality pre-kindergarten program for your child. READ MORE »

Event Videos

YouTube Channel Our public programs offer the opportunity to meet powerful players in and around government, and to learn about the context, the influential organizations and other factors that define the policymaking landscape in NYC and urban America. Visit our PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS BLOG »

 

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Building Blocks for Better Schools

Scaling the Community School Strategy in New York City:
A Systems-Building Guide»