Events

The Invest in Education Foundation hosts policy events to educate the public and promote a discussion about ways to ensure educational opportunity for students. Some of our past events include:

  • Is Albany’s Education Tax Credit Bill Good for New York? CUNY Institute for Education Policy (New York, New York), February 25, 2014

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  • Thomas Caroll of the Invest in Education Foundation and Ashley Berner of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy
  • Invest in Education Foundation president Thomas Carroll and CUNY Institute for Education Policy deputy director Ashley Berner discuss policies encouraging individuals and corporations to make charitable donations to public schools non-profits that support public schools, and to scholarship organizations that offer tuition for private schools.
  • How Non-Profits Organizations Can Serve More Children Co-Sponsored by the N.A.A.C.P. Brooklyn Branch Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Brooklyn, New York), March 7, 2014

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  • Assemblyman Karim Camara, Morton Spector of Harrisburg Public School Foundation, Patricia Wilson Aden of the African-American Museum in Philadelphia, and Marcia Sturdivant of Negro Educational Emergency Drive
  • This roundtable discussion addressed how non-profits organizations can play a key role in serving the educational needs of New York City students. The panel included representatives from non- profit organizations providing educational programming to students in public schools.
  • Can and Should New York’s Catholic Schools Be Saved? InterContinental New York Barclay (New York, New York), December 18, 2012

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  • Darla Romfo of the Children’s Scholarship Fund and Antwan Allen, of St Mark the Evangelist in Harlem
  • This panel discussion – which featured leaders of Catholic schools, non-profitscholarship foundations, education think tanks, and legal experts – focused on the impact of Catholic school closures and what can be done to end the loss of quality educational opportunities.

 

Planned Events

We continue to hold events to educate the public about educational issues and policy in NYS. Planned future events may address topics such as:

  • The Fate of Hispanic Children in Public Schools: Need for Better Options
  • The Impact of Catholic School Closures on Minority Children
  • The Florida and Pennsylvania Scholarship Tax Credit Programs
  • The Role of Scholarships in the Future of Jewish Education in New York State