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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.
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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…
sorting the students
May 30, 2018
Carranza didn’t expect ‘screening’ comments to create such an uproar
“I didn’t know it was going to be such a big deal.”
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May 24, 2018
Comparing the Upper West Side and Harlem integration plans: Here’s how schools, admissions offers could change
Following an uproar over a plan to integrate Manhattan’s District 3, the Department of Education introduced three more proposals to change the makeup…
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May 14, 2018
Caught in the Upper West Side integration debate, educators at this middle school say test scores don’t tell the whole story
When Nicole Feliciano wrapped up a lesson this week on civil rights, she asked her eighth-graders at West Prep Academy to write down their questions…
May 7, 2018
Exclusive Center School will join Upper West Side integration push, education department says
One of the most exclusive schools on the Upper West Side could be included in a controversial integration plan after all — just…
May 3, 2018
Watching the Manhattan desegregation debate unfold, a Brooklyn mom amasses support for bigger changes
With her petition against screened middle schools, Kelly Bare said she wanted "to put out an antidote to some of the ugliness that’s out there."
May 1, 2018
I taught at a nonselective New York City school. Your assumptions about low-scoring students are wrong.
What is it that children of wealthy parents have earned that kids who score a level 2 on the state exam with no extra help have not?
April 30, 2018
Chancellor Carranza apologizes for not tweeting more carefully, but won’t back down on desegregation
"Here I am in my first month actually engaging in this conversation.”
April 27, 2018
A Chalkbeat cheat sheet: What’s going on with Upper West Side desegregation
Here’s a primer to the controversy that suddenly has everyone talking about state tests, middle school admissions, and privilege.
April 27, 2018
With a late-night tweet, Carranza steps into emotional and divisive Upper West Side desegregation fight
Carranza didn't add any commentary of his own to the message generated automatically by the site that amplified the NY1 video. He didn't have to.
April 25, 2018
Push to curb academic segregation on the Upper West Side generates a backlash — and support
“We are not offering all students equity and access across all the district,” said District 3 Superintendent Ilene Altschul. “We need to do something.”
October 25, 2017
Teacher, school finance lawyer face off to represent east Denver on school board
A policy prohibits district employees, including teachers, from serving on the board.
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…
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