Week of November 11
Principals and ESI Team Members:
Yesterday, the Research Alliance released a new ESI report. Preparing Black and Latino Young Men for College and Careers: A Description of the Schools and Strategies in NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative describes the key components of ESI, the 40 schools that were selected to receive funding, the supports that were available in these schools prior to ESI, and the strategies that they planned to implement in the initiative’s first year. The report examines the extent to which the schools’ plans align with ESI’s design and goals, and begins to look at factors that might influence the potential to apply ESI more broadly.
Along with the report, this interactive map provides a snapshot of the 40 schools participating in the Expanded Success Initiative. Users may explore the map to see where ESI schools are located, where students who attend ESI schools live, and baseline college- and career-readiness outcomes for each school.
We encourage you to read and to discuss the report at your next ESI meeting. Please share these links with your entire school community.
In this issue you will find the following features:
- Announcements and Updates: New Resource on ESI Wiki!
- Opportunities: College Fairs!
- ESI in the Spotlight: ESI Liaison Meeting
- ESI in the News: Central Park East High School!
- Shout Outs: High School for Law and Public Service!
Announcements and Updates
*This feature is intended to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in ESI.
New Resource on the ESI Wiki
The ESI Team has updated the ESI Wiki page with an incredible new feature. Located on the ESI Wiki page, you’ll be able to view all the ESI schools and quickly see what strategies they are employing for the success of their Black and Latino young male students. In addition, you’ll be able to use the sorting feature to quickly identify which ESI schools are using the strategies you want to learn more about, and then link to their school’s page to find out more. Check it out!
HBCU and Latino College Fairs
This weekend and next weekend, there are two college fairs that we encourage staff, students, and families to attend: The New York Urban League’s Historically Black College and Universities Fair at Riverbank State Park and the Latino College Fair at Fordham University.
Saturday, November 16th, 11:00 – 3:30 – New York Urban League’s 27th Annual Historically Black College and Universities Fair at Riverbank State Park (679 Riverside Drive, New York, 10031)
Saturday, November 23rd , 11:30 – 3:45 – 6th Annual Latino College Fair at Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus (441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY)
If you organize a school trip to visit one of these college fairs with your young men, please take pictures and tell us about your experience. (Narrative and pictures should be emailed to Richard Haynes at email@example.com)
CHILDREN FIRST LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES FOR PRINCIPALS (from Principal’s Weekly)
As ESI supports schools in strategic planning and decision-making for the success of their Black and Latino young male students, below is an opportunity for all school leaders to continue to engage on topics related to data, instruction, and resources. A collaboration between the NYC Leadership Academy and the DOE and aligned to the Quality Review, Principals are invited to attend the following Children First Leadership Workshop Series.:
· Instructional Literacy Leadership: strategies for providing high-quality Tier I instruction to students
· Data: strategies for analyzing school data and using data to improve supervision and classroom instruction
· Resource Management: budgets, operations, compliance, contracts, and other topics related to resource management
To receive information about upcoming sessions, email Jessica Cihal. Dates and registration information for these workshops will be announced in upcoming editions of Principals’ Weekly and posted on the NYC Leadership Academy website.