Diversity & Equity

Most New York City high schools don’t have papers, and there are wide disparities in newspaper access across the city by race, geography, and poverty status.
Just 17% of New York City schools were meeting the education department’s Computer Science for All equity goals of reaching girls, Latinos, and Black students, according to a recent report from NYU’s Research Alliance.
The new grant comes as Pennsylvania introduces standards to help teachers address bias.
Most kids labeled as having an “emotional disability” and shunted into public special education schools are Black or Latino, and low income — while wealthier families more often access a taxpayer-funded free private education.
Every Thursday at Infinity Math, Science & Technology High School, juniors volunteer to help underclassmen catch up.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has doled out more than $150 million to school districts in recent weeks.
“The national conversation on homelessness is focused on single adults who are very visible in large urban areas. It is not focused on children.”
Other districts could learn from what worked — and what didn’t — in Brooklyn’s District 15.
An empathy divide threatens the lives and well-being of Black children.
El junta escolar tiene la última palabra. La junta tiene programado votar por la recomendación el 17 de noviembre. Se requiere mayoría de votos para aprobar la recomendación.
Colorado is moving in the opposite direction of states under Republican control that are limiting how teachers can talk about race, gender, and sexuality.
Los líderes de los distritos de Denver, Jeffco y Aurora tuvieron en cuenta varios factores a la hora de decidir qué escuelas cerrar. Aquí veremos cómo cada distrito está manejando el cierre de escuelas.
Community groups are rallying to urge the Colorado State Board of Education to adopt inclusive social studies standards after months of debate.
As the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board begins its superintendent search, the Memphis LIFT assembles a new task force to gather parent input.
“The treatment we’ve experienced in the last two months is a direct example of institutionalized racism.”
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
Many of the students are asylum seekers who have arrived recently from South American countries.
Monday could mark the beginning of the end for affirmative action in higher education. The cases could also portend changes to K-12 schools.
Of the city’s 478 middle schools, 59 will select at least some portion of next year’s incoming sixth graders based on their fourth grade marks. That’s down from 196 before the pandemic.
The share of students who were homeless has largely not budged even as public school enrollment has dipped by 9.5% since the pandemic.
In surprise about-face, MCT is saved from closure. Students gave emotional testimony this week to keep their small high school open.
The mayor is backing a bill that would replace ‘Brooklyn-Queens Day’ with Diwali on the school calendar.
“Focus on selecting a school that is a good fit for your student and not whether it’s a ‘good school’ or not,” one expert said.
Educators have reported myriad challenges at the schools, including a shortage of Spanish-speaking staff.
In each grade, district officials stripped out two units and added 10 books.
Middle schools admissions screens existed at hundreds of schools before the pandemic, but were paused for the past two years.
Some of the city’s selective high schools became more diverse after admissions screens were reduced during the pandemic.
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