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September 30, 2019
My son didn’t get into any of the schools he wanted. My disappointment made me realize I’d been hoarding opportunity.
Lisa Raymond-Tolan: It took a wrenching disappointment for me to truly become aware of my family’s privilege.
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.
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.
By the numbers
April 15, 2019
Two NYC districts embarked on middle school integration plans. Early results show they may be making a difference.
Preliminary results show potential for dramatic changes both at popular schools and those that have flown under the radar of more affluent, white families.
November 29, 2018
New York City extends school application deadline, adding to an admissions cycle full of change
New York City is extending its high school application deadline by nearly two weeks, to Dec. 14, amid snafus with the application website.
September 20, 2018
Brooklyn middle schools eliminate ‘screening’ as New York City expands integration efforts
The changes mark one of the most far-reaching integration efforts under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.
September 4, 2018
Carranza is ready to approve an integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. Here’s a guide to the potential changes.
The new school year could start off with a dramatic new integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. In a radio…
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.
here's the plan
June 20, 2018
Brooklyn middle schools may eliminate academic ‘screening’ in effort to integrate
In a Brooklyn district where middle schools are sharply divided by race and class, a radical recommendation to spur integration has emerged: eliminating…
March 16, 2018
These 11-year-old Brooklyn students are asking New York City to do something about segregated schools
While they learned about the history of segregation, a group of Brooklyn 11-year-olds took a good look around their classrooms and realized their…
October 23, 2017
New York City inches towards a diversity plan for middle schools in a segregated Brooklyn district
After sustained pressure from advocates and elected officials, the New York City education department is taking steps towards a plan to promote diversity in middle…
January 5, 2017
Brooklyn parent council dives into debate on how to integrate middle schools
In December, City Councilman Brad Lander announced a proposal to reserve a percentage of seats in all District 15 middle schools specifically for low-income…
December 22, 2016
In Brooklyn’s segregated District 15, a plan to boost diversity emerges
parent leaders say more comprehensive reform is needed to take advantage of the district's unusual potential for diversity.
October 5, 2016
Five New York City school districts putting integration on the map
As the school year ramps up, so do plans to integrate New York City classrooms.
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