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As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
In South Carolina, he boasted about boosting funding for needy schools to a roomful of teachers. Next, a…
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.
April 1, 2019
Why the Denver school district’s top boss wants to create a ‘unified equity plan’
The result will be a “unified equity plan” that will “align efforts that currently exist in silos,” according to Superintendent Susana Cordova's entry plan.
April 1, 2019
How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.
The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.
March 12, 2019
Merged Chicago school searches for elusive balance in its ‘fractured’ community
Jenner and Ogden’s hopeful merger was touted as an example of racial and class integration in a mostly black and brown district.
February 25, 2019
New York City can move forward with specialized high school changes aimed at integration, judge rules
Plans to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools can move forward as a lawsuit targeting the admissions…
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February 22, 2019
De Blasio: No decision yet on ‘Chief Integration Officer’ or other diversity recommendations
Among the concrete suggestions that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s diversity task force made when it delivered its report earlier this month was one for a…
February 12, 2019
An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.
The group’s recommendations do not clarify how they should be implemented, and the responsibility for translating them into policy will fall to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
February 12, 2019
De Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group issues its first report — but it doesn’t touch the SHSAT or gifted and talented
After integration advocates found themselves underwhelmed by official plans to spur more diversity in New York City schools…
February 8, 2019
In offshoot of Black Lives Matter movement, students push for changes in New York City schools
More diverse school staff members, updated curriculum, more counselors, and changes to how school discipline issues are handled. Those are the…
January 18, 2019
Four takeaways from New York City’s response to discrimination charges in specialized high schools lawsuit
New York City lawyers are asking a judge to allow the education department to move forward with admissions changes…
January 3, 2019
After modest results, Denver officials looking at ways to bolster school integration pilot
“It’s done what a pilot is supposed to do. You launch a pilot to teach you how to go more and more to scale in more effective ways.”
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.
December 19, 2018
More than 70 Manhattan parents pen letter to local officials supporting de Blasio’s specialized high schools plan
Seventy-seven District 2 parents wrote a letter to the Community Education Council, state lawmakers, and City Council members supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal, which would grant admission to the schools to the top 7 percent of middle schoolers using metrics such as GPA and state test scores.
December 13, 2018
The SHSAT helps Manhattan families like mine. I finally stood up last week to say that’s wrong.
Choosing schools in New York City can be a formidable challenge. That was evident at a Community Education Council meeting in District…
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