Recap and Photo Essay: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality

By Lisa Tagliaferri|August 31, 2015|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On Friday, August 28, the Futures Initiative kicked off its first workshop event in the University Worth Fighting For series that will run in the 2015-2016 academic year. All photos from the event are available here. Featuring the voices of members of the Futures Initiative team, an invited guest speaker, and audience participants, this workshop was an interactive session of tool-sharing to ensure equality in the university classroom. With over

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Educational equality and racial integration

By Katina|August 6, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

Educational equality is on my mind constantly these days—it’s a central tenet of our mission at the Futures Initiative and a core value for CUNY. Even though we focus on higher education, the role of K-12 public schools looms large. SAT scores are a great indication not of aptitude or achievement, but of average family income. The experiences that kids have in public schools affect whether they go to college, graduate, and

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Minority Achievement Gap in Math

By Katina|July 27, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

[The following post is by Evan Misshula, Spring 2015 Futures Initiative Teaching Fellow. It is cross-posted from his website.] It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya Respecting our students helps them (and us) Linked below is an excellent but long presentation on the gaps in minority achievement in mathematics and the reasons for their persistence from the Mathematical Association of America.

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Civic Institute Interview

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 17, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Now appearing on the Civic Institute’s website is Jan Gmurczyk’s interview with Cathy Davidson about learning how to learn and collaboration within education. They also discuss how to use technology for education, and why equality is such an important concern. The article is in Polish, read it here.