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Urban Education Summit: Innovations in K-12

November 17-19, 2010

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New York City Global Partners, Inc. convened the international summit "Urban Education: Innovations in K-12" on November 17-19, 2010. This meeting analyzed how global cities are transforming urban education systems, changing the management of schools, improving teaching and learning in the classroom, and using technology to educate diverse and growing populations that can compete in a global economy. The summit was developed by New York City Global Partners, Inc. in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education and Columbia University.

Mayor Bloomberg gives keynote address, Nov. 18, 2010 (Photo credit: Eileen Barroso)
Mayor Bloomberg gives keynote address, Nov. 18, 2010
(Photo credit: Eileen Barroso)

The Mayor was joined at the summit by Marjorie B. Tiven, Commissioner, New York City Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol and Treasurer, New York City Global Partners, Inc.; Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University in the City of New York; Meyer Feldberg, President, New York City Global Partners, Inc. and Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia's Business School; and Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University.

During the summit, participants heard from Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education, Geoffrey Canada, CEO and President, Harlem Children's Zone, Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents, and Susan H. Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University.

International leaders in public education from Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, New Delhi, Shanghai, Jerusalem, Singapore, Toronto, Rome and São Paulo presented their innovative initiatives transforming large urban school systems.

Panelists from Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, Delhi and Shanghai address delegates from 23 cities, Nov. 18, 2010 (Photo credit: Eileen Barroso)
Panelists from Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, Delhi and Shanghai address
delegates from 23 cities, Nov. 18, 2010 (Photo credit: Eileen Barroso)

The summit was attended by delegations from Antwerp, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Luxembourg, Manila, Mexico City, Montréal, New York City, Québec City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Toronto and Tokyo.

Delegates gather at welcome reception at InterContinental New York Barclay, Nov. 17, 2010 (Photo credit: Megan Martin)
Delegates gather at welcome reception at InterContinental New York Barclay,
Nov. 17, 2010 (Photo credit: Megan Martin)

Summit events at Columbia University were sponsored by Pearson. Additional support for other summit events was provided by Bank of America and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

Urban Education Summit: Innovations in K-12
 
About the Summit
Office of the Mayor Press Release (in PDF)
Summit Program (in PDF)
Sponsors (in PDF)

Watch the Videos

Welcome by Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
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Introduction, Meyer Feldberg, President, NYC Global Partners
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Mayor Bloomberg's speech
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Panel I: Reforming School Systems in Global Cities (Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, Delhi, Shanghai)
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Panel II: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning (New York City, Jerusalem, Singapore, Toronto)
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Luncheon Address by Joel I. Klein (Comm. Marjorie Tiven's Intro)
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Workshop A: Accountability and Measuring Student Performance
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Workshop B: Case Studies in Turnaround of Low-Performing Schools

Workshop C: Educational Innovation to Improve College and Career Readiness
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Workshop D: Curriculum Standards and International Benchmarking

Review & Analysis by Michele Cahill

Closing Panel: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers and Principals
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23 Participating Cities
Antwerp
Buenos Aires
Delhi
Edinburgh
Edmonton
Helsinki
Hong Kong
Jerusalem
London
Luxembourg City
Manila
Mexico City
Montreal
New York City
Québec City
Rio de Janeiro
Rome
São Paulo
Shanghai
Singapore
Taipei
Tokyo
Toronto
 
 
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