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On Friday, September 16, 2011, ASI sponsored an education forum entitled Improving School Outcomes for Black and Latino Males. The forum was held at Dibner Library building, NYU-Poly in downtown Brooklyn.

Dr. John B. King, Jr. New York State Commissioner of Education and Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City, shared their vision for: improving outcomes for Black and Latino males; restructuring schools serving Black & Latino to support their high achievement; and addressing the different issues that serve as barriers to the high achievement of Black and Latino males.  Their presentation was followed by a Q & A session.

Over 250 educators and community leaders participated in the forum. Improving School Outcomes for Black and Latino Males was a call to action for all those who have the will to transform their schools into institutions that support learning for all students and reduce the achievement disparities of Black and Latino males.


ASI designed and conducted a two seminars to support Central Brooklyn public schools’ implementation the new Common Core State Standards. The seminars targeted school inquiry teams, consisting of English Language Arts and Mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, and school administrators. A major feature of the Common Core Seminars was that David Coleman, primary architect of the Common Core Standards in Literacy and Mathematics, was the main presenter at each session. There were a total of 200 participants at each seminar.