Life After High School Conference a Success

In April, the Cowen Institute hosted a “Life After High School” conference. The conference was featured on Tulane’s website. Finding solutions to this problem was the focus of “Life After High School: A Convening on Postsecondary Success,” presented by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University. The one-day symposium was held on April 18 at the Ace Hotel and funded by the generous philanthropic support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Sessions covered resources, best-practice strategies and interventions from leading experts and practitioners. A luncheon featured a keynote address by state Superintendent of Education John White and the presentation of scholarships to talented local students.

“The Cowen Institute is looking outward, seeking answers to problems and creating programs that represent innovative and promising approaches to progress,” Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robin Forman said.

The institute unveiled the Carnegie-funded “Life After High School” report and its accompanying website, which brings economic and educational data about New Orleans youth together in one place, to aid information-gathering and decision-making for families, educators, practitioners and policy-makers.

“Our goal is to provide information in a way that is both accessible and actionable,” Cowen Institute Executive Director Amanda Kruger Hill said.

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The mission of the Cowen Institute is to advance public education and youth success in New Orleans and beyond.

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