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October 15, 2019
Fort Greene’s sought-after Arts & Letters might move to Bed-Stuy in a merger with P.S. 305
Arts & Letters, a highly sought-after elementary/middle school in Fort Greene, might have a new home next year in Bed-Stuy, as it eyes a possible merger with P.S. 305.
October 10, 2019
In a district fighting for integration, a plan to merge two East Village schools falls apart
Parents at P.S. 34 fought plans to merge with East Village Community School, showing how difficult it can be to integrate New York City schools.
October 2, 2019
I never talked about race in my seven years in the classroom. Now I work to make sure future teachers do.
As someone who trains future teachers, I do what I do because I never want another educator to come to recognize race and racism in the way that I did.
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.
September 25, 2019
City unveils map of proposed school zones in Brooklyn’s District 15, hints that a decision could be delayed
Along with a map of the potential changes came suggestions that a decision could be delayed so that a more diverse group of families could weigh in.
September 23, 2019
Brooklyn’s District 16 urges mayor, chancellor to phase out the gifted program they once fought to create
It’s a remarkable turn for a district that once fought for gifted classes in their schools.
Diversity & Equity
September 20, 2019
Brooklyn’s District 16 once fought for gifted programs. Now parents may support getting rid of them.
The Community Education Council in District 16 is voting Monday on a resolution that calls for overhauling gifted programs.
September 20, 2019
Listen to ‘School Colors’: a podcast on schools and race
“School Colors” is an eight-part documentary podcast series about the educational landscape in District 16, in Central Brooklyn.
July 26, 2019
Busing students to integrate Memphis schools was maligned by some, ‘opened a whole new world’ for others
We asked our readers to share their experiences with busing in Memphis. Here's what they had to say.
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.
July 9, 2019
Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools? A new study says maybe
New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not.
July 3, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools
The Denver district used busing to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan from 1974 to 1995.
July 1, 2019
Did busing for school desegregation succeed? Here’s what research says.
The bottom line: Even if busing for school integration was a political failure, it wasn't an educational failure.
A year in review
June 21, 2019
Lessons from a Chicago school merger: Race, resilience, and an end-of-the-year resignation
Students on Chicago’s Near North Side lived through an unusual and high-stakes initiative this year: a community-driven effort to meld two schools into one.
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.
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