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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 21, 2016
Segregation isn’t just the city’s problem: Why Indianapolis Public Schools can’t integrate on its own
If IPS wants integrated classrooms, it needs to find ways to lure middle class families into city schools or establish collaborations with neighboring communities.
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.
August 29, 2016
New York Appleseed’s new diversity director wants to enlist more students in the push for integrated schools
"I think if you ask students, they’d be fully happy and totally for being in diverse schools," said Matt Gonzales, school diversity director for New York Appleseed.
By the numbers
August 23, 2016
In Detroit and across the U.S., school district borders segregate in a dramatic way
The starkest dividing line in the country separates Detroit from neighboring Grosse Pointe Schools, according to the report.
August 22, 2016
Chancellor Fariña: ‘Kids aren’t supermarket items that you can move around’
When Chalkbeat interviewed the chancellor last week, she was proud of her efforts thus far, but mindful of the need to show concrete results.
how we got here
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."
From our archives
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.
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