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Sorting the Students
How students wind up in their schools and classrooms and why it matters
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.
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.
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.
the big picture
October 7, 2015
Will John King’s last effort to desegregate New York’s schools work?
For the first time, a grant program will allow the city to try to improve a handful of schools by convincing more affluent families to send their children there.
September 30, 2015
Education panel meeting generates emotions but not action on school diversity
At the PEP meeting Tuesday, panel members tabled a measure meant to clarify the city's stance on using race in school admissions.
the segregation situation
September 17, 2015
Is reversing school segregation possible in New York City? Expert panel weighs in
“I can’t figure out how you would do this below the high school level,” Norm Fruchter said.
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.
the starting line
September 3, 2015
With school year approaching, enrollment centers work to meet families’ needs
Snapshots from one of the temporary registration centers filled with students and their parents looking to find a seat in a New York City school.
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.
annals of transparency
June 17, 2015
De Blasio signs law requiring new school diversity reports
The School Diversity Accountability Act will require the city to account for any steps it takes to advance diversity in schools and programs citywide.
June 9, 2015
Changes to high school guide reflect new push for community schools, family-friendly data
The newest guide continues the city's bid to make school data more family-friendly by emphasizing absolute performance, not progress or comparisons to other schools.
April 22, 2015
IBO: Students at elite high schools come from wealthier neighborhoods
Just 11 percent of specialized high school students live in the city's poorest areas, compared to 30 percent of other students, according to the education data watchdog.
December 30, 2014
State offers city $10M to improve diversity at eight low-performing schools
Updated, 4:55 p.m. — The state is offering the city up to $10 million over the next three years to increase diversity at…
December 18, 2014
IBO: City gifted programs can’t serve most eligible students
The city’s education data watchdog has confirmed what families have long experienced: Meeting the eligibility bar for city gifted programs is no guarantee of admission. In…
December 4, 2014
Black alumni of specialized high schools: SHSAT needs scrutiny, not just defenders
A group of black alumni of the city’s specialized high schools say the alumni coalition calling to retain the current admissions system doesn’t fully speak…
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