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November 20, 2015
Here are the newly allowed diversity plans at seven city schools
The city announced Friday that it's giving the go-ahead to seven elementary schools who had asked to change their admissions policies to promote diversity.
November 6, 2015
De Blasio: City must respect families’ investments amid school diversity debates
“You have to also respect families who have made a decision to live in a certain area oftentimes because of a specific school,” Mayor de Blasio said.
November 3, 2015
De Blasio official touts school choice as a solution to segregation, echoing Bloomberg
Critics who consider the idea of a high-performing but highly segregated school system unrealistic have grown increasingly wary of the overlap.
By the numbers
October 19, 2015
Charter school demographics coming under fresh scrutiny
This year, charter schools’ progress toward goals for enrolling high-needs students are being scrutinized by state regulators. But it's unclear how strict they'll be.
The Wait Continues
September 8, 2015
Fariña says city is still reviewing schools’ diversity plans, with quick changes unlikely
The school chief expressed concerns about the plans, but said there are other ways to promote diversity besides enrollment policies.
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.
diversity of opinion
October 22, 2014
Council increases pressure on city to address school segregation
City lawmakers introduced a slate of legislation Wednesday meant to prod the administration to boost diversity in the city school system. But it’s unclear whether city officials are interested in wading into the jumble of zones, district rules, and citywide policies that together determine which students attend what schools.
April 4, 2014
Wide inequities persist as fewer children make gifted screening cut
Fewer children met the city's standards to enter gifted programs this year, but wide disparities remained between students in middle-class districts and poor ones, according to data that the Department of Education released today.
March 7, 2014
“Maker Academy” among new NYC high schools opening in September
The nine new high schools opening in New York City in September include one focused on the “maker” movement of using technology in new ways. That…
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