PRESENT FINDINGS--Two Upper
West Siders were among the 25 public
school classroom teachers affiliated
with the Teachers Network Policy
Institute who shared their most
recent research with policymakers
June 21 at New York University
The institute's mission is to close
the gap between education policy
and what actually happens in the
classroom by supporting teachers
who want to develop policy recommendations
and publish or otherwise disseminate
Valley resident Lamson Lam conducted
a study called "If You Build
It They Will Come: A Structure for
Supporting Urban School Parent Partnerships," in
which he analyzed the impact of regular
communication with his students'
parents. And Upper West Sider Jen
Dryer theorized about how National
Foreign Language Standards could
facilitate foreign language learning.
The fellows have already shared their work with such opinion
shapers and policyrnakers as State Sen. Liz Krueger, Michelle Cahill of
the Department of Education and Maria Neira of the United Federation of
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