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March 26, 2019
700 Memphis students will be sent to different schools in facilities plan’s first result
Amid long-standing concerns over declining enrollment and aging campuses, these changes are the first step in the former superintendent's massive facilities plan.
February 5, 2019
Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools
Some say they aren’t ready to bet on Melrose High School’s upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.
January 29, 2019
Memphis school leaders take first step toward rezoning 19 schools and consolidating Hamilton schools into K-8
In the first of two required votes, the school board directed district staff on Tuesday to hold community meetings to gather input on parts of a massive facilities plan.
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…
on the move
January 19, 2017
City panel approves controversial move of P.S. 452, part of Upper West Side rezoning
The debate over moving P.S. 452 fueled a larger conversation about school segregation on the Upper West Side.
November 22, 2016
Finally, a school rezoning plan for the Upper West Side is approved
After months of debate, the District 3 Community Education Council approved a controversial plan to alleviate overcrowding and integrate schools on the Upper West Side.
November 22, 2016
Lawyer for Lincoln Towers residents blasts Department of Education over Upper West Side rezoning
In a letter sent to city officials, the attorney, Matthew Delforte, wrote that the parents still have concerns about the process and the data used to draw up the plan.
November 9, 2016
City unveils long-awaited rezoning proposal for the Upper West Side — and a new plan for schools in Harlem
The Department of Education's final proposal to rezone schools on the Upper West Side is sure to be controversial.
October 18, 2016
Rebuffing city’s plans, local education council offers its own vision for controversial Upper West Side rezoning
“We intend to control our own fate. We will not have a plan dictated to us by the Department of Education, by City Hall."
September 29, 2016
New diversity plans, same disputes in Upper West Side school rezoning
One school may implement a diversity plan for admissions, but parents who would be zoned out of high-performing P.S. 199 continue to push back.
September 19, 2016
Upper West Side parents still fighting rezoning plan that would diversify schools
The city has drawn up another plan to relieve overcrowding and integrate Upper West Side schools, but parents still need to be won over.
Diversity & Equity
June 16, 2016
Latest Upper West Side rezoning battle renews debate over how best to integrate schools
This week marked the second time in less than a year that parents on the sharply segregated Upper West Side gathered in droves to protest…
April 26, 2016
Shelby County Schools employs the three Rs to stem enrollment drain to state turnaround district
Rezone, reconfigure, recruit. All are strategies being used by Memphis school leaders to retain students being absorbed by the state's Achievement School District.
January 6, 2016
In gentrifying Brooklyn, rezoning plan that sparked diversity debate is approved
After a delay meant to give officials more time to meet with affected families, the education council in Brooklyn’s District 13 voted 6-3 to approve the change.
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December 18, 2015
Raise Your Hand: Which schools reflect the diversity of New York City?
Mishi Faruqee is in a bind that many middle-class parents find themselves in: tracking down a top-rated school with a diverse mix of students is easier said than done.
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