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November 29, 2018
New York City extends school application deadline, adding to an admissions cycle full of change
New York City is extending its high school application deadline by nearly two weeks, to Dec. 14, amid snafus with the application website.
September 20, 2018
Brooklyn middle schools eliminate ‘screening’ as New York City expands integration efforts
The changes mark one of the most far-reaching integration efforts under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.
September 4, 2018
Carranza is ready to approve an integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. Here’s a guide to the potential changes.
The new school year could start off with a dramatic new integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. In a radio…
August 28, 2018
As an advocate, I want District 15’s school integration plan to move forward. As a dad, I want it no less.
It's justified as a means of rewarding elementary-schoolers’ “work.” But the system just favors the privileged, and I don’t want my white son to think that's normal.
here's the plan
June 20, 2018
Brooklyn middle schools may eliminate academic ‘screening’ in effort to integrate
In a Brooklyn district where middle schools are sharply divided by race and class, a radical recommendation to spur integration has emerged: eliminating…
March 16, 2018
These 11-year-old Brooklyn students are asking New York City to do something about segregated schools
While they learned about the history of segregation, a group of Brooklyn 11-year-olds took a good look around their classrooms and realized their…
October 23, 2017
New York City inches towards a diversity plan for middle schools in a segregated Brooklyn district
After sustained pressure from advocates and elected officials, the New York City education department is taking steps towards a plan to promote diversity in middle…
January 5, 2017
Brooklyn parent council dives into debate on how to integrate middle schools
In December, City Councilman Brad Lander announced a proposal to reserve a percentage of seats in all District 15 middle schools specifically for low-income…
December 22, 2016
In Brooklyn’s segregated District 15, a plan to boost diversity emerges
parent leaders say more comprehensive reform is needed to take advantage of the district's unusual potential for diversity.
October 5, 2016
Five New York City school districts putting integration on the map
As the school year ramps up, so do plans to integrate New York City classrooms.
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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.
May 11, 2016
Some of Brooklyn’s most sought-after middle schools will no longer see how applicants rank them
District 15 in Brooklyn is moving to a "blind ranking" system, where middle schools will not see where families listed them on their applications.
raise your hand
December 18, 2015
Raise Your Hand: Which schools reflect the diversity of New York City?
Mishi Faruqee is in a bind that many middle-class parents find themselves in: tracking down a top-rated school with a diverse mix of students is easier said than done.
August 12, 2015
The city’s opt-out movement, by the numbers
Brooklyn's District 15 led the way, followed by Manhattan's District 1 and Staten Island's 31. Top schools included Brooklyn's P.S. 146, P.S. 321, and P.S. 261.
June 6, 2014
Brooklyn parent leaders look for political support on school diversity
Frustrated by statistics that show decreasing diversity in their district’s schools, a group of parents in Brooklyn are calling on the city to prioritize school diversity.
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