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Addressing race in class
How America's teachers are tackling complicated conversations about race and class with students.
October 29, 2018
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in schools. After Pittsburgh, teachers grapple with a response.
Educators must figure out how to address events that have upset students and their families while seeking to avoid being accused of pushing a political agenda.
Brown v. Board
March 27, 2018
In her own words: Remembering Linda Brown, who was at the center of America’s school segregation battles
Linda Brown, whose name became part of American history through the Brown v. Board of Education case, died Sunday. She became the center of the…
the right mix
January 25, 2018
How to integrate Manhattan middle schools? This parent says make them enroll a mix of low- and high-achievers
Shino Tanikawa is part of a small but growing group of advocates trying to combat segregation in New York City by reforming how students are assigned to schools
pre-k for all
January 17, 2018
New York City will add dual language options in pre-K to attract parents and encourage diversity
Popular with parents, the programs can also be effective in boosting the performance of students who are learning English as a new language.
December 6, 2017
New York City must move faster to combat school segregation, lawmakers say
Ahead of a city council hearing Thursday where lawmakers are set to grill the de Blasio administration on its plan…
By the numbers
December 5, 2017
New York City expands integration program, adding the prestigious Bard high school in Queens
The program affects a tiny fraction of city students. But it has been one of the most tangible steps taken by the de Blasio administration toward addressing segregation.
By the numbers
October 30, 2017
New York City schools continue to give out fewer suspensions, though racial disparities persist
While most student groups received fewer suspensions last year, black students and those with disabilities continued to be suspended at disproportionately high rates.
October 26, 2017
With critical parents now on board, New York City will move forward with district-wide diversity plan
The New York City education department has finally won over some parent advocates who said officials disregarded the community’s vision for an integration plan.
October 23, 2017
New York City inches towards a diversity plan for middle schools in a segregated Brooklyn district
After sustained pressure from advocates and elected officials, the New York City education department is taking steps towards a plan to promote diversity in middle…
'Teach Us All'
October 13, 2017
Netflix documentary on school integration spotlights New York City but troubles some activists
With a film crew rolling, Hebh Jamal boarded the subway before dawn to start her commute to Beacon High School in Manhattan’s Theater District…
Q and A
September 19, 2017
Former Success Academy lawyer hoping to start own charter network wants to ‘take it to the next level’
Emily Kim is still a big believer in Success, but she thinks she has something different to offer.
September 15, 2017
In Harlem, these elders devote their golden years to improving local schools
The Council’s goal is nothing short of “confronting and overcoming racism and classism."
August 18, 2017
How are Success Academy families responding to the network’s leadership drama?
In Harlem on Thursday, Success Academy parents and family members said their reaction boiled down to one thing: Does this affect my child?
August 17, 2017
‘I didn’t feel like I had anyone to ask for support’: Why it matters to have teachers who look like me
Writes a high school senior: "Going into my senior year, I like how diverse my teachers are now, but I wish I’d had the same experience when I was younger."
August 16, 2017
A Queens teacher on Charlottesville: ‘It can’t just be teachers of color’ offering lessons on race
Talking about racism in the classroom is the best way to fight it, she argues.
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