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What NYC can learn from my experience ending tracking — and running into the politics of ‘keeping white people happy’
The hullabaloo over the recommendation to eliminate some gifted programs in the New York City schools elicits an uncomfortable side of school system leadership.
July 19, 2019
An integration push meets long-standing efforts to improve Brooklyn’s P.S. 676, bringing hope and fresh worries
Advocates who have been fighting to improve P.S. 676 the Red Hook Neighborhood School, which could prove crucial to making new integration plans work.
July 10, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Memphis schools
Memphis schools used busing in an attempt to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan that went into effect in 1973.
July 9, 2019
Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools? A new study says maybe
New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not.
July 3, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools
The Denver district used busing to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan from 1974 to 1995.
June 28, 2019
Biden defends record on busing at Chicago’s Rainbow PUSH convention
The former vice president advocated tripling federal funds awarded schools serving poor children, raising teacher salaries and making pre-kindergarten mandatory.
May 29, 2019
To boost diversity and address enrollment issues, Brooklyn’s District 15 may redraw elementary attendance zones
The education department is floating possible zone changes that could affect which students attend seven schools in Brooklyn's District 15.
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
Asking the candidates
February 20, 2019
2 questions for 17 candidates: The education voter’s guide to New York City’s 2019 public advocate race
We asked each candidate two questions: What do you think is the biggest education issue facing the city, and what out-of-school factors that impact classrooms would you address?
December 21, 2018
What happened in New York City education this year — and what to expect in 2019
Here’s our look back at the headline-grabbing moments of 2018 — and what parents, students, and educators should watch out for in the new year.
November 29, 2018
It took this Texas school district 48 years to desegregate. Now, some fear a return to the past.
Students of color in Longview still don’t have the same opportunities as white students. Its desegregation order was dismissed. Can the district succeed without it?
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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…
August 28, 2018
As an advocate, I want District 15’s school integration plan to move forward. As a dad, I want it no less.
It's justified as a means of rewarding elementary-schoolers’ “work.” But the system just favors the privileged, and I don’t want my white son to think that's normal.
Teaching & Classroom
August 15, 2018
Carranza aims to speed up anti-bias training for educators, calling it a ‘cornerstone’ of school improvement
The chancellor's goal is to compress the original four-year roll out of the anti-bias training to two.
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
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