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February 28, 2019
Charter supporters rallied in Harlem for three proposed schools, but their critics may have the edge
Just seven new charter schools will be allowed to open in New York City under the state’s current cap.
December 14, 2018
Manhattan parent council calls ‘emergency’ meeting to address KIPP’s plan to open a diverse charter school
The district has long opposed new charter schools in the area that would destabilize enrollment, especially in Harlem, where many charters have already opened.
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October 10, 2018
Next in the Upper West Side and Harlem integration push: encouraging parents to explore their options
Standing before a classroom of parents crammed into child-sized chairs, Principal Claudia Aguirre launched into her pitch for P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth, a…
July 25, 2018
After a battle to integrate middle schools, parents turn their attention to Harlem
Along a stretch of brick wall at P.S. 180 Hugo Newman, a massive mural proclaims “Young, gifted, and Harlem.” The sunny…
August 30, 2017
Will a brand new building help integrate an Upper West Side school? P.S. 191 is about to find out.
Manhattan’s P.S. 191 will start the school year with a new building, a new name and new educational programs. The question is whether…
December 13, 2016
After a school in Harlem is saved, parents and community leaders turn their attention to broader issues
A proposal to merge P.S. 241 STEM Institute in Manhattan has kicked off a broader conversation about school equity in District 3.
December 8, 2016
Harlem parents want more time to weigh in on school rezoning and merger
For parents, elected officials and advocates, the plan in Harlem has grown to symbolize larger issues: school segregation and the impact of charter schools.
December 7, 2016
The fight continues: Parents file appeal in Upper West Side school rezoning
The ongoing fight has come to symbolize a dual problem: deep segregation in many schools, and a zoning process that makes it hard, if not impossible, to integrate them.
November 22, 2016
Lawyer for Lincoln Towers residents blasts Department of Education over Upper West Side rezoning
In a letter sent to city officials, the attorney, Matthew Delforte, wrote that the parents still have concerns about the process and the data used to draw up the plan.
October 24, 2016
Parent group says Upper West Side rezoning proposal violated open meetings laws
A parent coalition says the Community Education Council in District 3 did not have authority to draft its own rezoning proposal.
October 17, 2016
School merger proposal would cap long struggle for STEM Institute in Harlem
The city Department of Education is proposing a merger of P.S. 241 STEM Institute of Manhattan into P.S. 76 A. Philip Randolph, about eight blocks away in Harlem.
September 29, 2016
New diversity plans, same disputes in Upper West Side school rezoning
One school may implement a diversity plan for admissions, but parents who would be zoned out of high-performing P.S. 199 continue to push back.
March 28, 2016
Fast-growing ‘early college’ schools push kids through barriers to college
Indiana has 12 early college programs, and 80 are in development.
October 29, 2015
On Upper West Side, Fariña says school integration can’t be forced on parents
Chancellor Carmen Fariña said during a town hall meeting that while diversity benefits all students, integration should not be forced on communities.
October 1, 2015
Educators warn dual credit courses could dry up after rule change for teachers
Starting in 2017, dual-credit teachers will need master’s degrees in the subject they teach or a master’s degree in another area with extra credits in their subject.
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