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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…
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…
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.
November 19, 2018
In most U.S. cities, neighborhoods have grown more integrated. Their schools haven’t.
From 1990 to 2015, 72 percent of U.S. cities saw their neighborhoods grow less racially segregated. Sixty-two percent saw their schools grow more segregated.
November 14, 2018
Can a more diverse charter school help students feel at ease in college? IDEA takes first step toward finding out
IDEA Public Schools is inching toward putting its theories about how it can create a racially diverse school — and how that might benefit students — to the test.
October 19, 2018
Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city’s most coveted…
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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…
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.
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