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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 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…
November 7, 2018
University of Memphis runs the most segregated elementary school in the city. Will its middle school be more diverse?
That especially matters in Memphis, where schools are more segregated than they were in the 1970s.
November 1, 2018
NYC is offering the SHSAT during school hours to boost diversity, but it’s mostly benefitting white and Asian students
Despite those results, city officials are expanding the program significantly this year.
September 7, 2018
In its push for diversity, New York City is rethinking selective admissions beyond specialized schools, Mayor de Blasio says
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments represent a shift from his earlier stance on integrating schools, when he insisted that housing patterns and “400 years of American history” would keep him from putting forward aggressive integration proposals.
Race and class
August 10, 2018
Designing diversity: How one Memphis charter school set out to recruit its students
The result was 150 students that more closely mirror the demographics of the county than any other school in the district.
a new era
May 4, 2018
A month into the job, it’s clear Chancellor Carranza isn’t Carmen Fariña version 2.0
Carranza has shown he isn’t afraid to elevate problems that his predecessor rarely addressed publicly.
April 13, 2018
Richard Carranza wants you to know he isn’t afraid to take a hard look at New York City’s school system
"I’m not going to be so busy keeping my job that I’m not going to do my job."
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…
March 26, 2018
Tennessee opened a Pandora’s box by lifting the ban on new school districts. Now on to the details.
With more towns exploring whether to start their own school systems, state lawmakers say a deeper study is in order. Now the question is the study's scope.
March 9, 2018
School safety, funding, segregation, and more: Here are 7 issues Carranza will face in New York City
When Carranza takes the reins from Fariña, he will oversee a system that is five times larger than Houston's and arguably the country’s most complex.
Race & Class
March 8, 2018
Report: Black Memphians are better educated than 50 years ago, but child poverty is up
The University of Memphis report was commissioned by The National Civil Rights Museum.
February 21, 2018
Segregation, struggling schools, ‘a larger vision’: What Councilman Mark Treyger is watching as NYC gets a new schools chief
“How can you have a conversation about computers when the lights don’t even work?”
Education on screen
September 21, 2017
School segregation at center of new documentary from collective founded by Ava DuVernay
The film, set to debut in Memphis and 11 other cities, examines how many American school systems are separated by race, class and language.
mum's the word
June 6, 2017
New York City mayor keeps a low profile in announcing his high-profile diversity plan
Neither the mayor nor schools chancellor made public appearances to explain the plan — or take questions.
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