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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…
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.
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.
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…
October 16, 2018
In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities
This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built…
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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.
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
August 15, 2018
Carranza aims to speed up anti-bias training for educators, calling it a ‘cornerstone’ of school improvement
The chancellor's goal is to compress the original four-year roll out of the anti-bias training to two.
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
July 31, 2018
Can a proposal to expand gifted classes help integrate New York City’s specialized high schools?
In the battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools, some have argued that the city’s efforts should start…
July 25, 2018
The feds are discouraging districts from using race to integrate schools. A new study points to a potential downside
The rollback could have harmful consequences for students, according to a new study.
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July 24, 2018
Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one
When a small group of central office staff met earlier this year at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to discuss a grant, the conversation…
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