Children and Families
Works in Progress:
Touch Deters Dropouts
If kids at South Brooklyn Community High School for Leadership are more than 30 minutes late, a counselor telephones their parents to find out why. If they miss a couple of days of school, the counselor visits their home to see what's wrong.
More than a third of the city's students leave school without a degree. Many end up in poverty and sometimes in prison. What will it take to help all students reach their potential – and break free of the national trend of urban underachievement? Read More »
New Yorkers' demand for low-cost English classes vastly outstrips supply. See a transcript to this past event, featuring some of the city leading thinkers and activists. Read More »
Get the transcript or see the webcast of the Center's fiery debate in March over the future of mayoral control of the schools. Chancellor Joel Klein offers the administration's case followed by a blunt discussion of what has worked and what hasn't under Mayor Bloomberg's reign. Moderated by New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman. »