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August 19, 2016
When our dream school had no space for my son, I panicked. Then I confronted prejudice I didn’t know I had
I was angry with myself for making assumptions that this school would be unimpressive because it served poor students. But I still couldn't send my son there.
hello from the other side
July 21, 2016
Advocates seize chance to push for Upper West Side desegregation, but face stiff resistance
As a zoning debate highlights the divides among Upper West Side schools, advocates are pushing for district-wide desegregation.
July 18, 2016
How to desegregate New York City’s schools. Now.
This racialized concentration of school poverty creates a persistent achievement gap, and it must stop. Now.
Then and now
July 18, 2016
Separate but excellent: History of Crispus Attucks High School to come to life for kids
Crispus Attucks was the first all black high school in Indianapolis.
sorting the students
July 13, 2016
Brooklyn’s middle schools are highly segregated — but they don’t have to be. How a series of choices has deepened the divide
Stark segregation — by race, class, and ability — undercuts the promise of a Brooklyn district’s choice-based enrollment system.
July 7, 2016
What role should parents play in promoting integration? Nikole Hannah-Jones and two other public school parents weigh in
"This problem will never be fixed on a school-by-school basis. You need leadership from the top, it has to be systemic."
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June 30, 2016
The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated school system calls it quits
Chalkbeat, the Indianapolis Star and WFYI are teaming up to examine why inequality and segregation continue in Indianapolis 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education.
March 30, 2016
Lower East Side families get first look at a sweeping plan to integrate schools
If approved, the plan would mark the first district-wide effort by the de Blasio administration to combat New York City's entrenched school segregation.
March 9, 2016
George Washington High student shares views on tolerance, inclusion and wearing a head scarf
Haneen Badri, a senior at George Washington High School, talks with Chalkbeat about intolerance at school and efforts at George to create an atmosphere of inclusiveness.
February 11, 2016
Schools could bend rules through PROSE to boost diversity, officials suggest
Several schools are now eyeing the city’s PROSE program as a way to change their admissions rules, and the city says it will consider their ideas.
February 8, 2016
Hoping to attract gentrifiers, a troubled school gets a makeover and new admissions policy
Low-performing Satellite West Middle School in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn will soon get a new building, theme, and name. It will also start screening students.
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.
December 31, 2015
City took steps to boost academic diversity in 2015, new report shows
The report was required by the City Council's new School Diversity Accountability Act, which also mandated the release of student demographic data.
Gone but not forgotten
November 25, 2015
Mitchell Montessori: The loss of an integrated school that was working
The story of this Denver school provides a case study of the tension that exists between a desire to integrate schools and allow students to attend schools near home.
getting the green light
Updated November 19, 2015
Exclusive: After year delay, city will allow diversity plans at several schools
The city is expected to let several schools change their admissions policies to ensure diverse student populations, a year after some principals sought permission.
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