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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.
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.
sorting the students
November 10, 2015
In one South Bronx class, students add their voices to growing school segregation debate
Students in the South Bronx believe they have something important to add to the growing school segregation debate.
October 29, 2015
In Denver school board race, a telling divide over what defines a “neighborhood school”
The dueling philosophies and semantics about neighborhood schools are a central narrative in the Denver school board election that will be decided Tuesday.
October 29, 2015
On Upper West Side, Fariña says school integration can’t be forced on parents
Chancellor Carmen Fariña said during a town hall meeting that while diversity benefits all students, integration should not be forced on communities.
October 28, 2015
City moves to delete contentious footnote in admissions rules that limits role of race
Chancellor Carmen Fariña bowed to pressure from advocates to remove a line in the admissions code that limits the consideration of race.
A tale of two schools
October 19, 2015
For two sharply divided Manhattan schools, an uncertain path to integration
P.S. 191 and 199 are neighbors with glaring disparities. Competing plans could help change that — but not everyone is on board.
September 1, 2015
Nearly a year after NYC principals float diversity plans, city has yet to sign off
A group of principals wants to promote diversity through admissions changes, but the de Blasio administration has not approved their requests.
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