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Beyond Test Scores: Imagining New Ways to Measure NYC’s High Schools

In thinking about what matters most in measuring a high school’s success, several thoughts immediately come to mind. How are the schools graduation rates and Regents test scores? Does it have college-oriented academics, supportive teachers – or extra-curricular activities?

All of which leads back to the foundational question, what make a “good” high school in the first place and how can it be measured? But as students and parents soon discover when beginning their quest, inside information is hard to find.

The Center for New York City Affairs and come to the rescue on Thursday, June 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. when they unveil Inside Stats, a new high school scorecard designed to provide a well-rounded picture of NYC’s high schools using the data available now, and host a discussion moderated by Clara Hemphill, with participants:

  • Charissa Fernandez, chief operating officer, The After-School Corporation (TASC)
  • Robert Hughes, president, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Martin Kurzweil, senior executive director for Research, Accountability and Data, NYC DOE
  • Miriam Nightengale, principal, Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science & Engineering
  • Jacqueline Wayans, Bronx parent leader,

This event being held at the Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, 55 W 13th Street, 2nd floor is free but an RSVP to reserve a seat is required by emailing


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