The announcement set off alarm bells for school integration advocates, who worry it could roll back progress diversifying several high-demand schools.

The Pacific Legal Foundation claims that the state’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) violates the constitution’s equal protection clause.

Manhattan and the Bronx will get three magnet schools each through new federal funding to bolster their diversity and academics.

Thursday’s notifications arrived three months earlier than they did last year, as part of a series of reforms under schools Chancellor David Banks meant to simplify the process and tighten access to some coveted selective schools.

Shifting the application timeline to align with the general kindergarten admissions process is the latest in a series of reforms to the contentious gifted and talented program. 

Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.

The “diversity in admissions” program launched in 2015 with seven elementary schools, and will total 31 elementary schools across the city as well as all of those in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/East Village District 1 for the coming school year. 

The gifted test is one policy blocking students’ from their constitutional right to a “sound, basic education,” according to a lawsuit filed earlier this year.

The city will offer “accelerated instruction” in all kindergarten classes, and screen for third graders who are ready to take on additional work.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to be dragging his feet again when it comes to making reforms to the city’s starkly segregated gifted and talented programs.

While criticisms of CRT are loudest in states with conservative legislatures, the conflict has made its way to New York City.

Local Community Education Councils will shift significantly in many corners of NYC— with potentially long-lasting consequences for school diversity plans, according to election results released this week. 

Students in some of Manhattan’s wealthiest ZIP codes no longer have a leg up in local selective schools. This year, those schools offered more seats to students from low-income families.

The outcomes of Community Education Council elections could steer the course for future school integration plans.

Removing screens moved the needle a bit when it came to economically disadvantaged students going to highly selective school programs, according to the admissions data.

Black and Latino students — who make up almost 70% of the city school system — received 9% of offers for the 2021-22 school year, down from 11% the year before.