Week of December 16
Principals and ESI Team Members,
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the ESI team! While the calendar year has come to a close, the academic year is still going strong. Thanks to all principals and school staff members for your incredible work from January to December. From workplans and budgets, to summer bridge programs and this fall’s Liaison Meetings, your passion and dedication are a driving force for the success of our students and the initiative. Many thanks for all you do!
Please note that the ESI Update will not be published while schools are closed for Winter Recess. You will receive the next Update the week of January 6.
In this issue you will find the following features:
- News and Updates: First ESI Data Snapshot!
- Reminders: ESI Liaison Meeting!
- Opportunities: College Board Middle States Regional Forum
- School Spotlight: New Design High School!
- Did You Know? How Colleges Fail Black Football Players
- Shout Outs: Channel View School for Research!
News and Updates
First ESI Data Snapshot
Be on the lookout for your first ESI Report of the 2013-14 school year! The School Snapshot Report, to be released at the ESI Liaison meeting tomorrow, provides a wide array of data points that describe your students’ progress through high school and into college. These data reflect the 2012-13 school year and break out how your Black & Latino young men are doing compared with your overall student population and with other ESI schools. Liaisons will also receive a worksheet to help guide your school’s ESI team through the data.
These items will be discussed at the January 30th Liaison meeting. Please contact Lillian Dunn at LDunn2@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.
RFL Process Launches Friday, December 20
The Request for Listing (RFL) process for vendors will launch Friday, December 20. Vendors interested in joining the list of ESI approved organizations should submit their application for consideration. Application information and deadlines are available here. Please note that only new applications will be considered.
ESI Liaison Meeting December 19
Our next ESI Liaison Meeting is Thursday, December 19th at Open Society Foundations. All ESI Point Persons/School Liaisons are expected to attend.
This month’s session will include presentations from Professor Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania and The Education Trust. In addition, Research Alliance (RA) will share your school’s results from last spring’s student surveys.
Where: Open Society Foundations, 224 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
When: Thursday, December 19th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
College Board Middle States Regional Forum 2014
The College Board Regional Forum is an opportunity for teachers, counselors, and educational professionals from across the K-12 and higher education spectrum to meet, interact, and explore best practices in college readiness regarding access, instruction, assessment, and completion. Next year’s event will take place on January 22 and 23 in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information about the event, click here. To register, click here.