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An ongoing series from Chalkbeat NY that looks into how issues of inequity plague the city's high school admissions process — and what can be done to improve the system
July 30, 2018
For Michigan’s 3- and 4-year-olds with special needs, ‘it’s hard’ to find a place to learn
Why it's so hard to get toddlers with special needs in school.
sorting the students
June 7, 2018
How one Manhattan district has preserved its own set of elite high schools
The laser-focus on specialized schools leaves out hundreds of other schools and programs across the system whose policies also segregate students by race and class.
navigating the maze
Updated April 2, 2018
This small nudge can help students avoid high schools with low graduation rates, according to a new study
A new study provides insight into how relatively small interventions can change the behavior of city students as they sift choose among more than 400 high 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.
September 8, 2017
Wanted: An enrollment chief who can help New York City meet its school diversity goals
Rob Sanft, who has led the Office of Student Enrollment for the last seven years, is stepping down.
one barrier down
June 6, 2017
City to eliminate high school admissions method that favored families with time and resources
After a Chalkbeat investigation this fall, New York City will eliminate a high school admissions method that puts low-income families at a disadvantage.
May 30, 2017
City Councilmen Brad Lander and Ritchie Torres sign on to letter calling for citywide plan to desegregate schools
The city is expected to release a "bigger vision" plan by June to encourage school diversity.
May 30, 2017
New York City’s high school applicant stats paint a misleading picture, Columbia researcher says
To some, the directory, released last week, paints an incomplete picture — one that might cause needless stress or discourage students from applying to schools.
May 25, 2017
Advocates call on Chancellor Fariña to take ‘morally necessary’ steps to end school segregation
The state has one of the most segregated school systems in the country and advocates have been pushing for years for a wide-scale remedy.
By the numbers
May 24, 2017
NYC middle schools, pre-Ks meet diversity targets — and more high schools join initiative to spur integration
The four middle schools in the diversity program all met -- or surpassed -- their set-aside targets in making offers to incoming students.
barriers to entry
May 16, 2017
Chancellor: ‘We’re reconsidering how some enrollment is done’ in high schools
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hinted during a City Council hearing Tuesday that changes to the high school admissions process might be in the works.
barriers to entry
May 5, 2017
The New York Times calls high school admissions ‘broken.’ Here is Chalkbeat’s in-depth look at why that’s true
The New York Times released an in-depth look at high school admissions. Chalkbeat also uncovered several stories about admissions this fall.
The big sort
May 5, 2017
Extreme academic sorting brings vastly different graduation rates in New York City high schools
High school graduation rates vary by about 38 percentage points among New York City schools, depending on the school’s admissions method. That’s according to…
in the zone
May 1, 2017
Eric Nadelstern, former Klein deputy, has a radical solution for struggling schools: Unzone the city
Eric Nadelstern, who served as deputy chancellor for the education department in the Bloomberg era, thinks of himself as part of a revolution in public…
the right mix
February 10, 2017
How two Manhattan moms are trying to convince their peers that integration is good for everyone
Their effort is rooted in an understanding of how race and class impact student achievement, and how academic screening can shut vulnerable students out.
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