City Year UK and Nesta hold education event to share transatlantic insights


City Year UK and Nesta recently hosted an event which saw US experts on education reform joining specialists here to share transatlantic insights into closing the education gap in the UK.

The panel included Sonia Blandford from Achievement for All 3As, Dr Gil Noam of Harvard University, Graeme Duncan from Right to Succeed, Dr Robert Balfanz of John Hopkins University and Jim Balfanz, President City Year Inc.

America has been grappling with the same challenge as the UK: how to organise its education system so that all of its young people leave as successful young adults able to participate in the global economy. As Professor Robert Balfanz, Research Professor at the John Hopkins University School of Education, said: “without that our whole social contract crumbles.”

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