Diversity & Equity

This year’s offer data shows very little change in racial and economic diversity, particularly for high school, despite seeing the biggest admissions changes.
En total, los maestros filipinos representarán alrededor de un 7% de los maestros del distrito el año que viene.
Also known as the “festival of lights,” Diwali is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists as a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil.
With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children.
For future school years, education department officials are bracing for some big expenses to comply with the law.
A new school integration program is the result of years of advocacy but comes as some districts retreat from racial equity work.
Mayor Eric Adams has proposed ending Promise NYC, which has provided free child care to 600 undocumented immigrant children.
City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams blasted the mayor’s approach to early childhood education, describing the system as “broken” and “in full crisis mode.
As the city expects another wave of newcomer immigrant families, educators are worried it will become even more challenging to support English learners.
Based on girls’ comments in focus groups, a Pennsylvania advocacy group is calling for more Black teachers and staff, an end to overly harsh dress codes that made one girl feel “sexualized,” and courses that highlight Black achievement.
In total, New York City schools will receive about 4% more in funding than last year.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized parent group is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
The system, meant to flag students unlikely to graduate, may be incorrectly influencing how educators perceive students.
Lawmakers could solidify a final budget as early as this week, but charter schools have been a sticking point.
Research suggests that implicit biases may contribute to racial disparities in education, but it’s less clear whether training employees makes a difference.
A state-appointed commission will present its recommendations this November — moving up the timeline by at least a few months. The role of New York’s Regents exams remains a big question.
In its third year, the program will again have 110,000 spots and will be open to any child in New York City — but there are a couple changes to the application process.
The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.
It’s not about making white children ‘feel bad.’ It’s about teaching them how to build a better future.
Detailed family income data has the potential to shape how schools are evaluated, staffed, and even funded.
Federal law already protects Native American students’ right to wear regalia at graduation ceremonies. Advocates and tribal leaders say state legislation would ensure school leaders respect those rights.
Two years after Gov. J.B Pritzker signed Chicago’s elected school board bill into law, it’s time for the general assembly to draw new district maps. Advocates and educators want the district mapped in a way that ensures representation for the Black and Latino students who attend CPS.
Does your child feel safe at school? Progressing in reading and math? Do they feel a sense of belonging? New York City’s annual school survey, a massive undertaking, is your chance to share.
Administrators said they were working to address inequities in their staffing model, though students and teachers feared the restructure would have the opposite effect.
New features this summer include an effort to pair LGBTQ youth with affirming jobs and a small program to serve undocumented youth.
“All Boys Aren’t Blue” might have brought my brother comfort, Jennifer Boulanger writes.
“Right now, for my son, the only option I have is to pull him out of school to take him to speech therapy,” one parent told the school board.
The next district leader will face a divided board while trying to meet the needs of one of the state’s most diverse communities, and raising their academic achievement.
A bill would incentivize universities to enroll more in-state students who benefit from a Colorado merit aid program, in exchange for enrolling more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition.
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