Q&A: Supporting Young Children of Immigrants in PreK-3

Drs. Fabienne Doucet and Jennifer Adair recently co-edited the Bank Street College of Education’s Occasional Paper Series #39: Supporting Young Children of Immigrants in PreK-3. The six essays highlight how educators can make early childhood programs more equitable by focusing on institutional challenges and incorporating the knowledge and capabilities of immigrant families and communities. On […]

Leveling the School Choice Playing Field in NYC

School choice policies aim to reduce inequality in educational outcomes by allowing families to access schools outside their own neighborhood. For this aim to be realized, however, families need information and resources to identify, apply, and gain admission to high-performing schools. Prior research has found that disadvantaged families are more likely to lack these resources […]

Q&A: Legal Perspectives on Juvenile Justice and Abolition

I have a tool box that not everybody has and so I can lament and complain about how this tool box is messed up in its privilege, or I can say let me open this up and let's figure out how I can wrench this thing to work for the people that I care about.

Ashley Sawyer, Esq is a staff attorney at Youth Represent, an organization whose aim is to provide holistic legal representation to young people ages 16-24 who have had contact with the criminal legal system. Ms. Sawyer collaborates with Dr. Shabnam Javdani and the NYU RISE team through their work on the Task Force with the […]

Watch: “Bridging the Gap: Neuroscience, Inequality & Social Policy.”

As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Scientist Action and Advocacy Network (ScAAN) organized “Bridging the Gap: Neuroscience, Inequality & Social Policy.” The discussion on March 12, 2018 brought together neuroscience and psychology researchers, philosophers, and practitioners to discuss questions at the intersection of science and social policy. Faculty panelists included: Dr. Clancy Blair, Professor of Cognitive […]