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GLG and ABNY Host Education Conversation


September 30, 2014

New York, New York; September 30, 2014 — GLG and the Association for a Better New York will this evening host a conversation about New York City public schools and what the Common Core would mean for New York City students. GLG brings top professionals together around the world to teach and learn from each other and designed their innovative new headquarters to bring minds together for unique collaborative learning engagements and intimate events.

Monday’s conversation will feature former State Senator Craig Johnson and Jonathan Schleifer from Educators 4 Excellence. During his tenure in the New York Senate, Johnson worked on education reform efforts and helped secure funding to support innovation. At E4E, Schleifer brings New York City teachers’ voices to debates about education reform and the future of New York City schools.

“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “We’re thrilled to host this important conversation about the future of learning for New York City students at a promising moment of transformation and innovation across education at all levels.”

GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. It began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its teaching members include 400,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders.

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is transforming the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. GLG curates custom learning experiences among professionals and thought leaders across fields, within a rigorous compliance framework. GLG scales one-to-one learning through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions with its network of more than 400,000 experts. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise. Its 900 employees work in 21 offices in 12 countries. To find out more, visit and follow @GLG.