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diversity by design
December 12, 2018
Nearly 100 percent of KIPP’s students in New York City are black or Hispanic. Now it wants to open an integrated school.
The network’s superintendent outlined the idea in a letter to families that promised that the new school would remain consistent with KIPP’s original mission.
November 12, 2018
In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools
On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of…
April 4, 2018
Meet a top New York state policymaker working to integrate the state’s severely segregated schools
In an exclusive interview with Chalkbeat, the leader of a state workgroup studying school integration began to lay out her ideas for what the group can accomplish.
Brown v. Board
March 27, 2018
In her own words: Remembering Linda Brown, who was at the center of America’s school segregation battles
Linda Brown, whose name became part of American history through the Brown v. Board of Education case, died Sunday. She became the center of the…
February 13, 2018
How to tackle New York’s severe school segregation? State policymakers spitball ideas
A group of New York's top policymakers tasked with finding ways to encourage school integration started outlining some tentative steps they could take.
June 8, 2017
Grilled by reporters, de Blasio says he wants to ‘level with the people’ about school integration
Two days after New York City released its much-anticipated school diversity plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to defend its rollout, scope and purpose.
Then and now
May 23, 2017
Half a century after integrating a New Orleans school, Ruby Bridges says America is headed in the wrong direction
In a Q&A with Chalkbeat, Ruby Bridges-Hall talks about the state of school segregation today.
February 9, 2016
More schools nationwide are experimenting with diversity programs, report says
As the city faces pressure to promote school diversity, a new report shows that more districts nationwide are using socioeconomic status to shape admissions processes.
November 6, 2015
De Blasio: City must respect families’ investments amid school diversity debates
“You have to also respect families who have made a decision to live in a certain area oftentimes because of a specific school,” Mayor de Blasio said.
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