Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (September 14 - December 11)：
Professor Cherng’s research focuses on educational inequalities, and his newer projects use New York City administrative data that is housed by NYU's Research Alliance for New York City School (RANYCS), of which he is a faculty affiliate. As Professor Cherng’s research agenda also includes educational inequalities in China, and particularly the educational lives of rural migrants residing in Shanghai, he is interested in forging a similar relationship between NYU Shanghai / East China Normal University (ECNU) and Shanghai's Ministry of Education. Professor Cherng would use his contacts at NYU Shanghai and ECNU who have existing collaborations with the Ministry to explore the logistics of such an arrangement and how NYU Shanghai can assist the Ministry with data management and analytics. Fall 2020 is a particularly instrumental time for this collaboration as NYU Shanghai has hired one of his colleagues, Xiaogang Wu, who has experience creating these collaborations (such as the one Wu created between the Hong Kong Ministry of Education and his former institution in Hong Kong).