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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.
Diversity & Equity
December 22, 2016
Race Matters: How America’s schools wrestled with segregation in 2016
In a year where race dominated the national conversation about identity and equality, American education systems grappled with issues of integration and segregation.
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
Finally, a school rezoning plan for the Upper West Side is approved
After months of debate, the District 3 Community Education Council approved a controversial plan to alleviate overcrowding and integrate schools on the Upper West Side.
October 27, 2016
Fifty years after landmark Coleman report, does diversity in schools still matter?
Diversity in schools still matters, perhaps more than ever, according to a panel of experts convened by Vanderbilt University.
October 3, 2016
Students who broke color barrier in Memphis schools 55 years ago say there’s still work to do
Bruce Elementary School honors three of the 13 former students known as the ‘Memphis 13,’ who bridged the racial divide in Memphis schools in 1961.
September 21, 2016
Segregation isn’t just the city’s problem: Why Indianapolis Public Schools can’t integrate on its own
If IPS wants integrated classrooms, it needs to find ways to lure middle class families into city schools or establish collaborations with neighboring communities.
August 2, 2016
Race and education in Nashville: Author Ansley Erickson on the hidden policy choices that sustain inequality
Ansley Erickson's book details the desegregation and subsequent resegregation of Nashville’s public schools, tracing today’s educational inequalities to their roots.
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June 30, 2016
The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated school system calls it quits
Chalkbeat, the Indianapolis Star and WFYI are teaming up to examine why inequality and segregation continue in Indianapolis 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education.
June 29, 2016
Starting this week: Stories on racial divide in Indianapolis schools as integration busing ends
Starting today, Chalkbeat will publish a series of stories in collaboration with the Indianapolis Star and WFYI.
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March 9, 2016
Educators on front line of desegregation debate say city must take the lead
A panel of educators, parents, and a student spoke about school segregation Tuesday, with some calling on the city to more aggressively tackle the issue.
August 25, 2015
‘Opportunity Lost’ author on poverty, race and the biggest challenges in transforming Memphis schools
In a Q&A with Chalkbeat, educator and author Marcus Pohlmann talks about the impact of race, poverty and funding on schools in Memphis and Shelby County.
March 17, 2015
Former board member: Racial isolation persists in Denver schools
Former DPS board member Laura Lefkowits shared research on the history of desegregation efforts in Denver Public Schools as the 20 year anniversary the end of busing approaches.
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