School segregation / integration
The shift raises questions about who schools are serving, how they should be resourced, and what the district — and the city — can do as it continues to lose students.
Is school integration a path to racial equality? Journalist Laura Meckler on her new book Dream Town
Meckler describes the lessons from Shaker Heights, Ohio, which has maintained racially integrated schools for decades.
The Supreme Court ruling shouldn’t deter students from talking about their identities or stop colleges from recruiting from schools that serve mostly students of color, new federal guidance states.
A parent council passed a resolution calling for seventh grade state test scores to be used once again in admissions among other changes, despite some public protest.
New Jersey students of color shared the impact of attending schools that did not reflect their cultural backgrounds and the challenges they faced.
Marrero said the report validates what he sees on school visits. He wants a solution in place as soon as next summer.
Latino students, English learners, white students, and wealthy students all are more likely to attend schools where most other students have similar backgrounds, the study finds, with major implications for educational equality.
Demographic data show some positive trends that the workforce reflects the student body in some schools.
Biden urges colleges to find ways to diversify campuses after Supreme Court rules against affirmative action
The president suggested that colleges consider adversities students have faced, such as racial discrimination, as a factor in admissions decisions.
The decision has big implications for students looking to attend the most competitive colleges, which are more likely to consider race as a factor in admissions.
The group, which favors screened school admissions, endorsed 147 candidates across the city’s 32 local school district council seats, with 115 of them winning their races.
The Discovery program helps low-income students who scored just below the cutoff on the entry test get into specialized high schools. Asian American students are the majority of Discovery participants.
This year’s offer data shows very little change in racial and economic diversity, particularly for high school, despite seeing the biggest admissions changes.
A new school integration program is the result of years of advocacy but comes as some districts retreat from racial equity work.
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.
“When it comes to these small, close-knit communities that are so tight, it really does feel like you’re breaking up families,” one local education council member said.
A proposed staff restructuring sparks student protests, teacher concerns at a Brooklyn charter school network
Administrators said they were working to address inequities in their staffing model, though students and teachers feared the restructure would have the opposite effect.
A gender divide: Why NYC students are unusually likely to go to a high school where boys or girls predominate
About 17% of New York City public high schoolers go to a school where boys outnumber girls by at least 2 to 1, or vice versa, a Chalkbeat analysis found.
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.
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.
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