DISCUSSING “What It Takes to Leave No Child Behind: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform”

WHO:              Dr. Pedro Noguera is an accomplished author, professor and social scientist, currently holding tenured faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching & Learning and Humanities & Social Sciences at New York University. He is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS).

 As part of the MCNY Urban Dialogue Speaker Series, on September 13, Dr. Noguera will join MCNY’s Education faculty, students and the public for a discussion on the need for true education reform, “What It Takes to Leave No Child Behind: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform.”

WHY:              Dedicated to public education and the needs of underserved communities, Professor Noguera is the author of several books including, City Schools and the American Dream, Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools and The Trouble with Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education. His two most recent books are Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Males (with Aida Hurtado and Eddie Fergus) and Creating the Opportunity to Learn, with A. Wade Boykin.

Additionally, in 2008, Professor Noguera was appointed by the Governor of New York to the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees. He also appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, National Public Radio and other national news outlets.

WHAT:            This “Urban Dialogue” is hosted by Humphrey A. Crookendale, Dean of the School of Management, MCNY, and Dr. Patrick Ianniello, Director of Master of Science in Education program, MCNY.

 “Urban Dialogues” is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.

WHEN:           Tuesday, September 13, 2011­ 6:00 p.m.                                      

 WHERE:        Metropolitan College of New York

431 Canal St, 11the Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10013

The event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.