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City & State’s Education in New York summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to share ideas and debate over critical issues such as school choice, closing the achievement gap, and special education services.  The full-day event brings together the most influential leaders and thinkers in New York’s education fields. Hear from the decision-makers who set policy and determine the future of New York’s education system.

 

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Date
August 15, 2024
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place

New York, NY 10208

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Agenda

Times are subject to change.

9:00 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

10:00 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Opening Remarks by Emcee

5 minutes
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Director of Strategic Communications for the NYU Silver School of Social Work and City &
State Advisory Board Chair
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Director of Strategic Communications for the NYU Silver School of Social Work and City &
State Advisory Board Chair
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10:05 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Introduction to Keynote

5 minutes
Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Speaker
TBD
Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Speaker
TBD
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10:10 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Opening Keynote

20 minutes
Dr. Betty A. Rosa
Dr. Betty A. Rosa
Commissioner
New York State Department of Education
Dr. Betty A. Rosa
Dr. Betty A. Rosa
Commissioner
New York State Department of Education
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10:30 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Sponsor Remarks

5 minutes
Google
Google
Speaker
TBD
Google
Google
Speaker
TBD
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10:35 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Panel 1

Current State of Public Education in New York

1 hour

In the last few years, one major crisis after another has overshadowed New York’s public schools including a difficult battle over budget cuts, to an influx of asylum seekers starting school, to class size mandates, the need for broader access to virtual solutions, etc. Fluctuating funding for all different types of programs from full day Pre-K, expansion of charter schools, special education tuition, technological developments and more. There are also statewide testing changes, ensuring school safety, funding & its correlation with achievement, and so much more.  This panel will discuss changes, needs, ideas, and technology helping our students advance during this current state of public education in NY.

Dwayne M. Andrews (Moderator)
Dwayne M. Andrews (Moderator)
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Daniel Weisberg
Daniel Weisberg
First Deputy Chancellor
NYC Department of Education
Jeffrey A. Matteson
Jeffrey A. Matteson
Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy
New York State Board of Regents
Shelley B.	Mayer
Shelley B. Mayer
Chair
State Senate, Education Committee
Julie M. Marlette
Julie M. Marlette
Director, Government Relations
Hinman Straub
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
Speaker
TBD
Lynette Guastaferro
Lynette Guastaferro
CEO
Teaching Matters

In the last few years, one major crisis after another has overshadowed New York’s public schools including a difficult battle over budget cuts, to an influx of asylum seekers starting school, to class size mandates, the need for broader access to virtual solutions, etc. Fluctuating funding for all different types of programs from full day Pre-K, expansion of charter schools, special education tuition, technological developments and more. There are also statewide testing changes, ensuring school safety, funding & its correlation with achievement, and so much more.  This panel will discuss changes, needs, ideas, and technology helping our students advance during this current state of public education in NY.

Dwayne M. Andrews (Moderator)
Dwayne M. Andrews (Moderator)
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Daniel Weisberg
Daniel Weisberg
First Deputy Chancellor
NYC Department of Education
Jeffrey A. Matteson
Jeffrey A. Matteson
Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy
New York State Board of Regents
Shelley B.	Mayer
Shelley B. Mayer
Chair
State Senate, Education Committee
Julie M. Marlette
Julie M. Marlette
Director, Government Relations
Hinman Straub
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
Speaker
TBD
Lynette Guastaferro
Lynette Guastaferro
CEO
Teaching Matters
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11:35 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Sponsor Remarks

10 minutes
Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc.
Speaker
TBD
Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc.
Speaker
TBD
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11:40 AM EDT Thursday, August 15

Panel 2

New York’s Plans for Higher Education

1 hour

Governor Hochul has made progress with initiatives and significant investments, to make higher education more accessible and affordable. From the expansion of tuition assistance and opportunity programs, the landscape is changing.  How can we keep evolving in higher education in innovative ways to meet the needs of all of our students?  Where are we now after the recent disruptions in terms of school safety, student rights, faculty responsibility, student's mental health assistance, the admissions process, standardized tests, dorm and dining options, technology and student loans?  How will New York address these issues moving forward?

U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion (Moderator)
U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion (Moderator)
Speaker
TBD
Assembly Member Pat Fahy
Assembly Member Pat Fahy
Chair
Higher Education Committee
Council Member Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Eric Dinowitz
Chair
Higher Education Committee
Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Speaker
TBD
Patricia Greer, JD
Patricia Greer, JD
Provost
Berkeley College
Toby Ann	Stavisky
Toby Ann Stavisky
Chair
State Senate, Higher Education Committee
The New York Foundling
The New York Foundling
Speaker
TBD

Governor Hochul has made progress with initiatives and significant investments, to make higher education more accessible and affordable. From the expansion of tuition assistance and opportunity programs, the landscape is changing.  How can we keep evolving in higher education in innovative ways to meet the needs of all of our students?  Where are we now after the recent disruptions in terms of school safety, student rights, faculty responsibility, student's mental health assistance, the admissions process, standardized tests, dorm and dining options, technology and student loans?  How will New York address these issues moving forward?

U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion (Moderator)
U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion (Moderator)
Speaker
TBD
Assembly Member Pat Fahy
Assembly Member Pat Fahy
Chair
Higher Education Committee
Council Member Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Eric Dinowitz
Chair
Higher Education Committee
Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Speaker
TBD
Patricia Greer, JD
Patricia Greer, JD
Provost
Berkeley College
Toby Ann	Stavisky
Toby Ann Stavisky
Chair
State Senate, Higher Education Committee
The New York Foundling
The New York Foundling
Speaker
TBD
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12:40 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

Sponsor Remarks

4 minutes
Dr. Kiesha King
Dr. Kiesha King
Sr. National Education Administrator
T-Mobile for Education
Dr. Kiesha King
Dr. Kiesha King
Sr. National Education Administrator
T-Mobile for Education
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12:45 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

1:40 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

Introduction to Panel

5 minutes
Desire to Learn
Desire to Learn
Speaker
TBD
Desire to Learn
Desire to Learn
Speaker
TBD
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1:45 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

 

 

Panel 3

Technology Driven Education in NY

1 hour

New York is in the midst of transforming education to suit our current digital era. We are enabling smart schools with tools which are modernizing what we call the classroom.  Our schools are using interactive resources and various new technologies, dealing with securing connectivity solutions, and altering programs built for our students to engage in a dynamic and impactful; learning environment on a daily basis. Innovations have significantly improved the quality and accessibility of education, making learning more aligned with the digital age in general.  This session will dive into the newest technology, STEM education, pitfalls and considerations of the latest tools, trends, privacy and safety precautions, equity, supporting both in-person and digital learning, and more.

Sean Crowley (Moderator)
Sean Crowley (Moderator)
Partner, Government Relations
Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP
Alexander Horwatt
Alexander Horwatt
Executive Director, Technology Innovation
New York City Public Schools Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)
Sideya Sherman
Sideya Sherman
NYC Chief Equity Officer and Commissioner
NYC Mayor's Office of Equity & Racial Justice
Meghan Groome
Meghan Groome
Senior Vice President, Education
The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
Alex Galvagni
Alex Galvagni
CEO
Age of Learning, Inc.
Jamie Candee
Jamie Candee
President & CEO
Edmentum
Larry Lieberman
Larry Lieberman
Chief Executive Officer
Mouse.org

New York is in the midst of transforming education to suit our current digital era. We are enabling smart schools with tools which are modernizing what we call the classroom.  Our schools are using interactive resources and various new technologies, dealing with securing connectivity solutions, and altering programs built for our students to engage in a dynamic and impactful; learning environment on a daily basis. Innovations have significantly improved the quality and accessibility of education, making learning more aligned with the digital age in general.  This session will dive into the newest technology, STEM education, pitfalls and considerations of the latest tools, trends, privacy and safety precautions, equity, supporting both in-person and digital learning, and more.

Sean Crowley (Moderator)
Sean Crowley (Moderator)
Partner, Government Relations
Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP
Alexander Horwatt
Alexander Horwatt
Executive Director, Technology Innovation
New York City Public Schools Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)
Sideya Sherman
Sideya Sherman
NYC Chief Equity Officer and Commissioner
NYC Mayor's Office of Equity & Racial Justice
Meghan Groome
Meghan Groome
Senior Vice President, Education
The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
Alex Galvagni
Alex Galvagni
CEO
Age of Learning, Inc.
Jamie Candee
Jamie Candee
President & CEO
Edmentum
Larry Lieberman
Larry Lieberman
Chief Executive Officer
Mouse.org
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2:45 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

Panel 4

Behavioral, Mental Health and Workforce Development Assistance for Students

1 hour

Mental health, wellness and also workforce development programs, have become common and necessary, early on. Research shows that most students with disabilities can meet high standards when provided with meaningful access and participation in the general education curriculum with specially designed instruction and support services. What does New York have in place in both the educational system and outside programming, to make sure our children have all that they need to succeed today, and what is in place to make sure they succeed tomorrow?

Christina Foti
Christina Foti
Chief of Special Education
NYC Public Schools
Erica Lynne Smith
Erica Lynne Smith
Director
DOHMH/NYC-PS - Office of School Health, School Mental Health
Keith Howard
Keith Howard
Commissioner
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
Council Member Rita Joseph
Council Member Rita Joseph
Chair, Committee Education
New York City Council
Danielle Ellman
Danielle Ellman
CEO
Commonpoint

Mental health, wellness and also workforce development programs, have become common and necessary, early on. Research shows that most students with disabilities can meet high standards when provided with meaningful access and participation in the general education curriculum with specially designed instruction and support services. What does New York have in place in both the educational system and outside programming, to make sure our children have all that they need to succeed today, and what is in place to make sure they succeed tomorrow?

Christina Foti
Christina Foti
Chief of Special Education
NYC Public Schools
Erica Lynne Smith
Erica Lynne Smith
Director
DOHMH/NYC-PS - Office of School Health, School Mental Health
Keith Howard
Keith Howard
Commissioner
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
Council Member Rita Joseph
Council Member Rita Joseph
Chair, Committee Education
New York City Council
Danielle Ellman
Danielle Ellman
CEO
Commonpoint
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3:45 PM EDT Thursday, August 15

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