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Game Changers Community Town Hall Premieres

In his State of the City Address in February 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to provide universal all day pre-kindergarten, and universal after-school programs for middle school students in every borough of the city. The Mayor has made education initiatives a priority in an effort to provide equal opportunities for all children in New York City. Game Changers: An American Graduate Community Town Hall aims to address how these programs will affect the long term graduation rate for New York City High Schools.

Hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Game Changers: An American Graduate Community Town Hall brings together educators, parents, students and community stakeholders for a town hall meeting before an audience at Montclair State University to generate solutions to the problem of low high school graduation rates in New York City.  (See below for broadcast air dates on THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV.)

Featured guest panelists include:

  • Sherry Cleary, Executive Director of the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
  • Janella Hinds, Vice President for Academic High Schools, United Federation of Teachers, NYC
  • Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the NY State Board of Regents
  • Chris Whipple, Vice President of programs at ExpandEDSchools
  • Hirokazu Yoskihawa, Professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School

The program will also feature representation from local partners including:

Moderator Brian Lehrer meets the audience at the taping of Game Changers: An American Graduate Community Town Hall

Watch Game Changers: An American Graduate Community Town Hall in its entirety online below:

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Program Air Dates on THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV:

Th. 4/17 at 10:30pm
Sat. 4/26 at 1pm

Thu. 4/24 at 7:30pm
Sat. 4/26 at 6pm
Sun. 4/27 at 9am

Wed. 4/16 at 8:30pm
Thu. 4/24 at 10pm
Th. 4/26 at 4am