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Jul 14

Bank Street Summer School Summit

Event Description

The Bank Street Summer School Summit (S3) is a daylong event for educators, parents, and community stakeholders to meet, plan, and engage one another about educational policy issues.

Summer school is generally understood to be a place and time to address that which was not addressed during the academic year. Similarly, given the current political climate and related challenges to cultivating justice and equity in school communities, space and time is needed to connect with like-minded educators, plan for the year ahead, and humanize the struggles and triumphs in education in order to reclaim schools and communities as safe and supportive spaces that nourish the tenets of democracy.

Schedule of Events

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Registration and Check-in
9:30 – 9:45 AM: Welcome
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Panel
11:15 AM – Noon: Organize Group Breakout Sessions
Noon – 12:45 PM: Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:30 PM: Breakout – Workgroup/Network Session
2:30 – 3:00 PM: Reconvene, Share Back, and Closing

The panel will consist of various stakeholders with an eye on the overarching question: How can an educator be an advocate around issues of policy while working in the field?

Panelists include:

Dr. Lester Young, Jr., New York State Department of Education, Regent, Member-at-Large
Zakiya Ansari, Advocacy Director, Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)
Sarah Camiscoli, Student, Co-Founder and Co-Director, IntegrateNYC4Me
Ayisha Irfan, Policy Analyst (Education, Justice and Policing), Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
Carol Burris, Executive Director, Network for Public Education Foundation
and more!

Breakout sessions:

Topic areas include State/Federal Level Policy, Charter Schools, Assessment and Evaluation, Special Education, Immigration, Budget and Funding, Equity and Excellence for All, and School Desegregation.

State Senator Velmanette Montgomery will attend the second portion of the day and participate in the session on system's level understandings of policy, which will be led by Nan Mead, our District Board of Regents member.

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