School segregation / integration
The process kept me so busy that I had little opportunity — or incentive — to dwell on the inequities.
M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh will leave to work for District 15’s superintendent. Pui-Lam (Jack) Chan, from New Utrecht High School, will take over on Feb. 1 as interim principal.
Tensions high at a sought-after Brooklyn middle school as teachers lose confidence in their principal
After a vote of no confidence in M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh, more than 40 teachers signed a grievance alleging a pattern of harassment of union members, the largest such grievance in union history, officials said.
50 years after the Keyes case and busing in Denver, once-segregated Stedman Elementary fights to stay integrated
“The way I lead today has a lot to do with my experiences from the outcomes of the Keyes case,” Principal Michael Atkins said.
The wide-ranging conversation touched on the definition of diversity in a multiracial and multiethnic school system, and how to incorporate the views of parents when their opinions and platforms vary so widely.
A Queens integration plan derailed: Join us to hear more from the ‘School Colors’ podcast creators with special guest Chancellor David Banks
Be part of the Dec. 15 discussion at Queens Public Library.
A diversity plan revamped middle school admissions in Brooklyn. But some patterns proved tough to break.
Other districts could learn from what worked — and what didn’t — in Brooklyn’s District 15.
Monday could mark the beginning of the end for affirmative action in higher education. The cases could also portend changes to K-12 schools.
“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.
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.
Chancellor Banks said students who work “really hard” should have priority access compared with “the child you have to throw water on their face to get them to go to school every day.”
Families across the five boroughs are already mounting letter-writing campaigns and petitions for and against schools that use screens for admissions.
Overall, high school applications are down amid declining enrollment, but more students are getting accepted into top-choice schools.
NYC education officials are adding more than 1,000 seats, most of them as new programs that start in third grade. The city’s gifted programs are deeply segregated.
The segregation is starkest for Latino students, a new study finds.
Black-white segregation rate is three times the national average
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
De Blasio promised to overhaul NYC’s ‘gifted’ programs. Chancellor David Banks will likely shift course.
The new mayor and chancellor have indicated that dramatic changes are off the table.
Advocacy groups are suing the state in a bid to make assessments public.
A bill before lawmakers stems from a decade-long dispute after suburban towns seceded from the newly merged Memphis district.
Right now, only a small share of students are able to use the program.
David Banks noted that the process at some of the city’s coveted “screened” schools is a lottery this year, which has resulted in backlash from parents of students with high grades.
Nearly four years after families and advocates filed a lawsuit saying New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated, a judge is set to decide whether the state must remedy the situation.
‘Separate was never equal’: Newark activist Junius Williams on segregation, Black history, and resistance
A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a Newark organizer and historian, Williams spoke about his life and the ongoing fights over Black history and school integration.
A new bill would create a division in the New Jersey education department to study school segregation and propose solutions.
GreatSchools and other rating sites unfairly penalize schools with more students of color, new research finds.
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