Policy Briefings

Keeping Middle School Students on Track for High School Graduation

December 5, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Details

The middle school years, from grades 6 – 8, are an important stage in a child’s social and educational development and lay the foundation for a student’s long-term academic success. This CCC Policy Briefing discussed ways educators are working to identify struggling middle school students and support them in preparing for a successful transition to high school and beyond graduation.

Panelists discussed:

  • How the New York City Department of Education is seeking to keep middle school students on track
  • The strategies and tools FHI 360 provides NYC middles schools, including early warning systems that identify middle schoolers starting to fall off track.
  • How one Bronx middle school has implemented a system to identify struggling middle school students and then to intervene early.

Speakers included:

  • Michael Selkis, Director, School Development and Support, and Director/Network Leader, FHI 360 Partnership Support Organization
  • Eduardo Mora, Assistant Principal, The Arts Academy at the New School for Leadership and the Arts (M.S 244)
  • Calvin Hastings, Senior Director for Middle School Quality, New York City Department of Education

Event Location

105 E. 22nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
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