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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)
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)
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)
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.