• On Education

    Presented by: City & State

     Aug 16, 2017

     New York, NY

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Time & Date:
Wednesday, August 16th
8:00am - 12:15pm 
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

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City & State and our partners will gather leaders in education, government, advocacy, and business to discuss the implementation of technology in classrooms and STEM curriculum across New York, and the current debate regarding evaluations, testing, school closures and more. The 2017 On Education conference will bring together over 300 industry professionals from across the state including:  policymakers, parents and teachers from New York City schools, nonprofit and advocacy organizations, curriculum managers, eLearning developers, and more.  If you are involved in NY’s education system and development this is a must-attend event.



8:00 am        Registration & Networking Breakfast 

8:40 am        Keynote Remarks by NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina 

9:10 am        The Atlas on Student Homelessness Presented by Anna Shaw-Amoah, Principal Policy Analyst, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

9:15 am         Effects the Trump Administration will have on Privatization of NY Schools

Teachers unions and parents across the nation have been contemplating the effect that Secretary Betsy DeVos will have on public schools as an advocate for vouchers and charters and expansive budget cuts. This session will discuss the continued debate on charter schools and its relationship with the public school system in New York and what we should expect to be altered in the everyday lives of NY’s students.


  • Council Member Daniel Dromm, Chair of Committee on Education
  • Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman, formerly of, NYC Department of Education’s Community District Education Council 29 

10:00 am       Introductory Remarks by Pamela A. Madeiros, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig 

                      FIRESIDE CHAT:  NYC’s Education:  How far we have come and how far we will go

A casual discussion about New York’s current and future education platform with Betty Rosa, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents, MaryEllen Elia, New York State Commissioner of Education & President, University of the State of New York and Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State.


10:35 am      CUNY's Plan for NYC: Access, Completion, and Careers presented by James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York


10:45 am      Opportunities and Challenges Behind New York's Higher Education

The panelists will address the status and future of higher education among New York’s stakeholders—scholars, academic leaders, business and industry, and policy makers. Issues discussed will include:  burden of cost, vocational versus liberal arts, public safety issues, changing student population and more.  This session will also discuss the impetus behind NY’s Excelsior Scholarship plan, its benefits, hidden costs, challenges, and positive effects.


  • Assemblymember Chad Lupinacci, Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Higher Education
  • H. Carl McCall, Chairman, State University of New York
  • Chika Onyejiukwa, Trustee, City University of NY & Chairperson for the City University of New York (CUNY) University Student Senate


11:30 am        Education Think Tank:  Ideas, solutions and innovations

City & State moderates a panel of officials, experts, and academics on improving tech access in and out of classrooms, STEM learning in NY schools, and how to make NY more competitive across the globe!  The session will connect educators, administrators, and other staff to new ideas, best practices, and each other.


  • Monica Disare, Education Reporter, ChalkbeatNY (moderator)
  • Katy Kadree, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, NYC Department of Education, Division of Instructional and Information Technology
  • Assemblymember Dan Quart, Chair, Committee on Libraries and Education Technology 


12:15pm      Sessions Conclude


For more information on programming and speaking opportunities, please contact Lissa Blake at lblake@cityandstateny.com or call 646-517-2741.

Members of the press are invited to attend. Please contact Jenny Wu at jwu@cityandstateny.com for details.

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