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a season of searching
January 6, 2016
A dream to leave Brooklyn, play football, and go to college — with applications in the way
A semester in the life of an Eagle Academy senior trying to figure out his next steps.
December 22, 2015
In one elementary school, a researcher finds sharply divergent views on its gifted program
Researcher and author Allison Roda explains what she found after three years of interviewing New York City parents about their school's gifted program.
high school and beyond
December 10, 2015
How some low-income students discovered the unwritten rules of high school admissions
A program called Breakthrough New York helps fill in gaps.
November 18, 2015
City postpones controversial plan to rezone two Upper West Side schools
The city postponed a contentious rezoning proposal Wednesday on the Upper West Side, extending a months long saga over two deeply divided schools.
November 10, 2015
Understanding New York City’s latest round of school report cards
For the second time since the de Blasio administration scrapped the A-F letter grades once assigned to schools, the city released a set of parent-friendly school guides.
sorting the students
November 10, 2015
In one South Bronx class, students add their voices to growing school segregation debate
Students in the South Bronx believe they have something important to add to the growing school segregation debate.
October 28, 2015
City moves to delete contentious footnote in admissions rules that limits role of race
Chancellor Carmen Fariña bowed to pressure from advocates to remove a line in the admissions code that limits the consideration of race.
By the numbers
October 19, 2015
Charter school demographics coming under fresh scrutiny
This year, charter schools’ progress toward goals for enrolling high-needs students are being scrutinized by state regulators. But it's unclear how strict they'll be.
the big picture
October 7, 2015
Will John King’s last effort to desegregate New York’s schools work?
For the first time, a grant program will allow the city to try to improve a handful of schools by convincing more affluent families to send their children there.
September 30, 2015
Education panel meeting generates emotions but not action on school diversity
At the PEP meeting Tuesday, panel members tabled a measure meant to clarify the city's stance on using race in school admissions.
the segregation situation
September 17, 2015
Is reversing school segregation possible in New York City? Expert panel weighs in
“I can’t figure out how you would do this below the high school level,” Norm Fruchter said.
the starting line
September 3, 2015
With school year approaching, enrollment centers work to meet families’ needs
Snapshots from one of the temporary registration centers filled with students and their parents looking to find a seat in a New York City school.
August 7, 2015
Why high school admissions actually doesn’t work for many city students — and how it could
The city's former deputy director of high school enrollment explains why families still struggle with a system that it supposedly working better than ever.
state of the sector
July 13, 2015
Report: Charter schools replace students, but do so less after third grade
In some areas of of New York City, charter schools now serve one in five students, according to a new IBO report, which also compares charter networks' raw test scores.
July 2, 2015
Why New York City’s high school admissions process only works most of the time
In his new book, Alvin E. Roth offers an economist's answer to an important question: Why do some NYC eighth graders still not get into any high schools of their choice?
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