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School segregation / integration
July 11, 2019
NYC parent leaders seek — and receive — new assurance about Chancellor Carranza’s future
Asked whether the chancellor was resigning, a spokeswoman for the education department press office said, “It’s not true.”
July 11, 2019
What it means when Democratic frontrunners say they support the Strength in Diversity Act
Candidates who support the bill are signaling that they believe school segregation is a problem and that the federal government should play a role in fixing it.
July 10, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Memphis schools
Memphis schools used busing in an attempt to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan that went into effect in 1973.
July 9, 2019
Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools? A new study says maybe
New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not.
July 2, 2019
With new grants, these five NYC districts are taking their own approaches to school integration
Last month, the education department awarded $200,000 grants to five of the city’s local school districts to gather ideas and ultimately craft their own diversity plans.
July 1, 2019
Did busing for school desegregation succeed? Here’s what research says.
The bottom line: Even if busing for school integration was a political failure, it wasn't an educational failure.
June 28, 2019
‘Why Busing Failed’ author on Biden remarks: ‘This sense that communities should only desegregate when they locally decide to do so is farcical’
Delmont, author of "Why Busing Failed," says he was surprised to see school segregation take center stage as Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden on his anti-busing record.
June 27, 2019
Kamala Harris challenges Biden on school desegregation: ‘It cannot be an intellectual debate’
In the 1970s, Joe Biden vigorously opposed efforts by courts to integrate schools by race, often referred to by critics as “busing.”
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
A year in review
June 21, 2019
Lessons from a Chicago school merger: Race, resilience, and an end-of-the-year resignation
Students on Chicago’s Near North Side lived through an unusual and high-stakes initiative this year: a community-driven effort to meld two schools into one.
out of bounds
June 21, 2019
Sweeping attendance zone changes proposed for elementary schools in Brooklyn’s District 15
The education department is weighing whether to redraw zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a swath of Brooklyn’s District 15.
June 20, 2019
Carranza — and his critics — dig in as controversy over racism and integration roils NYC’s schools
Neither schools Chancellor Richard Carranza — nor his critics — are backing down from a fight over how best to address racial inequities and segregation in NYC's schools.
June 18, 2019
Clock running out in New York legislature for SHSAT bill, even as sponsor looks to future
Legislators made last-minute efforts to rally behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the entrance exam at the city’s specialized high schools.
to the races
June 18, 2019
Jamaal Bowman, Bronx principal and vocal opt-out supporter, launches primary challenge for Congress
Jamaal Bowman has been a teacher, guidance counselor, dean, and, for the last decade, the founding principal of a well-regarded middle school in the Bronx.
war of words
June 17, 2019
Dividing the city or bold intervention? Local lawmakers spar over Chancellor Richard Carranza’s leadership
In a public clash over the direction of the New York City education department, local lawmakers are weighing in publicly about Chancellor Richard Carranza
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