Urban Education & Youth Development Policy
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NURP 5022
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Public Policy
  • Education
  • Policy & Analysis
This course focuses on recent trends in public school governance and educational reform. After building a foundation in the concepts of school governance and public choice, the seminar explores several important trends affecting public school attempts to improve performance and accountability to parents and other taxpayers. Thematically, community and parental participation and school choice tie the elements of the course together. We explore a range of concepts advocated and implemented by politicians, education administrators, parents, community groups, and education analysts and attempt to discern the effectiveness of such programs for a wide variety of jurisdictions with different needs, constituencies, and demographic profiles. Topics include school-based management, school choice and voucher programs, and school finance. (Typically offered Spring Term)
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.