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School segregation / integration

By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court leaves intact admissions policies that aim to increase diversity at selective high schools. But other legal challenges may be in store.

The coalition of advocates and families who filed the lawsuit against the state, along with intervening parties, including charter schools, have agreed to meet to discuss remedies.

Los demandantes tienen que decidir si van a juicio, inician negociaciones o presentan una apelación.

Experts and community members joined together at the Newark Public Library for a panel discussion of school segregation in N.J. Panelists discussed data trends, the pain of students’ lived experience, and what can be done to enact change.

A long-awaited Biden administration program is putting $12.5 million toward school integration efforts.

UAB professor Tondra Loder-Jackson discovered an “underground railroad” of Black educators who fought segregation in the South. Can their example help teachers defy restrictions on teaching historical truths?

Parents at Inter-American are looking for solutions, as other gifted and magnet programs have also sought their own alternatives to the lack of busing.

A pre-trial court ruling was mixed and parties are reviewing their next steps as an Oct. 26 deadline to appeal looms.

Join Chalkbeat Newark, NJ Spotlight News, and New York Public Radio on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Newark Public Library for a discussion on “The State of Segregation” in New Jersey schools.

A single Brooklyn district is home to more than a quarter of the city’s academically screened middle school programs, according to city data.

Over the last five years, families and community advocates have argued that New Jersey violated its constitution and allowed its public schools to become racially and socioeconomically segregated.

Academic screens will return for some programs in District 2 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

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.

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.