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The Metro NY EPFP at Teachers College has two components: 1)
participation in the New York Metro EPFP involving monthly Friday policy
seminars at Teachers College; and, 2) regional and national meetings involving
Fellows from 14 EPFP sites.
Metro New York EPFP: Part of a national program, the New York Metro EPFP is a unique, professional development experience that focuses on education policy issues and strategic leadership development for local school board members, superintendents, key administrators and other education leaders. NY EPFP Fellows meet at Teachers College in NYC on six Fridays throughout the school year. These discussion sessions include guest speakers on issues related to national & state school reform and how they are influencing change and accountability at the local school district level. Fellows also attend two exceptional programs: the Washington Policy Seminar in DC in April 23-26, 2017 and an optional Regional Leadership Forum on October 6-7, 2016 at the Gettysburg Battlefield and the U.S. Army War College. The number of Fellows in each cohort is limited, and applications are accepted over the summer.
Across these learning activities, Fellows will focus on:
leadership development. Leadership issues factor
into our monthly discussions. On
October 6-7, there is an optional trip to the U.S. Army War College and
the Gettysburg National Battlefield to become familiar with strategic
leadership and the challenges strategic leaders expect to face in the coming
years. This trip is a highlight for many, as it reveals the powerful
similarities among the leadership, political and strategic challenges faced by
the military and education leaders.
policy development & implementation at the national and global levels. At
the monthly sessions and in Washington, DC, Fellows will engage with policy
makers and education researchers in order to develop an appreciation for the
complexities of the political
context that surrounds the policy development and implementation processes. This
includes education policy development at the state and national levels, the
influence of the private sector, and how these initiatives impact local
communities and school districts. In
addition, each Fellow will learn how to write a policy analysis by the end of
the year. The Metro NY EPFP
schedule outlines the monthly topics and speakers.
by gaining access
to state and national decision-makers who shape education policy as well
as meeting EPFP Fellows from 16 other sites.
EPFP relies on a combination of grants and tuition fees from sponsoring
organizations for support. Foundation
grants to IEL enable it to lower the tuition fee to $2,650 (This fee is charged
through a BOCES staff development Co-Ser and qualifies for BOCES aid.) In addition, Fellows’ sponsors, typically
their employing organization or school district, underwrite travel expenses to
the regional and national meetings. This
rate will be reduced to $2,300 per person if a district has both a school board
member and superintendent or administrator designee participating. Fellows
may opt to pay directly to attend the program, and should speak with a
co-coordinator regarding the payment fee schedule.
Applications will be received until the cohort –about 18 Fellows – is
filled. The co-coordinators for the New York Metro EPFP are Dr. Robert J.
Monson (EPFP 1988-89), adjunct faculty member in the Department of Education
Policy & Social Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University and Lisa
P. Davis (EPFP 2010-11), Executive Director of the Westchester Putnam Schools
Boards Association. Renée Gargano (EPFP 2009-10) and her staff at Putnam N.
Westchester BOCES provide administrative support.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For further information, please
contact Bob Monson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lisa Davis (email@example.com), or Renée Gargano (firstname.lastname@example.org).