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Earlier this year, the New York City Department of Education released a plan to promote integration in the city’s schools. For the first time, NYC DOE has set concrete goals for reducing school segregation over a five year period. At the state level, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department have also begun exploring new policies to promote school diversity. What’s missing so far from both city and state-level efforts, however, is the role that charter schools will play in the fight for integration.

On September 12, come hear leaders from New York’s three charter school authorizers, as well as charter and integration advocates, discuss what role charter schools should play in promoting diversity.

This event will attempt to answer questions such as: What effect do charter schools currently have on diversity in NYC schools? How can charter schools help integrate PreK-12 education in NYC? How can district schools and charter schools coordinate and collaborate in this work?

Stick around after the program for a reception serving wine and snacks.

Speakers include:

  • Susie Miller Carello, Executive Director, State University of New York’s Charter Schools Institute
  • David Frank, Executive Director, Charter School Office at New York State Education Department
  • Matthew Gonzales, Director of the School Diversity Project, New York Appleseed
  • Verone Kennedy, Executive Director, Office of Charter School Authorization and Accountability at the New York City Department of Education
  • Sonia Park, Executive Director, Diverse Charter Schools Coalition
  • Halley Potter, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Think. Drink. Mingle.
This event is part of The Century Foundation’s Think. Drink. Mingle series, which brings together leading experts and advocates from various backgrounds to discuss our nation’s most pressing public policy issues. From expanding opportunity at home to strengthening democracy abroad, these events seek to foster the dialogue, diversity, and collaboration that we believe are essential to achieving progressive change. Learn more and view past events at