Monroe College Welcomes Education Leaders at 3rd Annual Beating the Odds, Building Opportunities for Students in Poverty Conference

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Educators Discuss Strategies to Effectively Close the Achievement Gap Between Low-Income Students and Their More Affluent Peers.

“Educational inequity for low-income students remains one of the most pressing issues facing policymakers,” said Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College.

Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today welcomed nearly four dozen elementary and high school principals, as well as other key senior administrators and education advocates, to the “3rd Annual Beating the Odds, Building Opportunities for Students in Poverty Conference.”

The annual conference was presented by Better Outcomes, an educational research organization, led by Monroe College faculty member Dr. Manya Bouteneff. Presentations featured leaders of under-resourced public schools who are working to effectively close the achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

Leadership from six of these effective schools – Cornwell Avenue School West, Hempstead Union Free School District; David Paterson Elementary School, Hempstead Union Free School District; N. A. Hamilton Bicentennial School, Port Jervis City School District; Elmont Memorial High School, Sewanhaka Central High School District; Richard P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District; and Moriah Elementary School, Moriah Central School District – shared their strategies and results with conference attendees during breakout sessions.

“Educational inequity for low-income students remains one of the most pressing issues facing policymakers,” said Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College. “We were proud to host this important conference dedicated to helping public schools explore innovative ways to help their students in poverty succeed.”

Today’s conference took place on the College’s New Rochelle campus. Those interested in learning more about the presentations may contact Dr. Manya Bouteneff, the host of today’s conference, at manya@betteroutcomesresearch.com.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE

Founded in 1933, Monroe College is a recognized leader in urban and international education. The College is proud of its innovative programs to increase college access, affordability, and completion outcomes, especially among first-generation students. The strength of its warm, supportive culture is reflected in the personal connections fostered among students, faculty, and staff.

Monroe educates close to 8,000 students each year, offering Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs from campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, and St. Lucia. Many of the College’s degree programs may also be pursued online.

Programs are offered through seven academic schools, including the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business and Accounting, Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality Management and the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY), Information Technology, and Nursing, as well as through King Graduate School. Liberal arts and continuing education programs are also available. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.

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