Partnership Press - November/December

LOCAL NEWS: New York City Schools of Social Work “Lean In” at Community Schools

NCCS-Dec-Local-Teaser.jpgUnder the leadership of Jennifer MitchellMayer, Program Development and Design Manager with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Community School, 30 graduate-level social work students from six different schools of social work are serving as interns at New York City...Read More.


NATIONAL NEWS: Community Schools Tackle and Reduce Chronic Absence

By Lukas Weinstein, NCCS Director of Regional Initiatives

NCCS-Dec-National-Teaser.jpgIn 2008, The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School released a report documenting that over 90,000 New York City elementary school students were missing more than 10% of the school year due to absences; this number represented 23% of all New York City K-5 students and over 200,000 students system-wide. Read More.



Yoav Zimmerman-250.jpgMr. Yoav Zimran, deputy director of the Jerusalem Education Authority, visited NCCS in late November, having been referred by Elisheva Milikowsky of the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Studies. In her initial query, Ms. Milikowsky observed that “we are at the early stages...Read More.



why-are-all-the-black-kids-teaser.jpgIn the twentieth anniversary edition of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Beverly Daniel Tatum reflects on what has changed in the past 20 years and on whether or not the situation has “gotten better.” Tatum finds that while national diversity is rapidly growing, the old patterns of segregation persist, especially in schools and neighborhoods. Given the persistence of residential segregation and the consequences it has on schools, Tatum found that, yes, the black kids are still sitting together. Read More.