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Brooklyn’s District 16 once fought for gifted programs. Now parents may support getting rid of them.
The Community Education Council in District 16 is voting Monday on a resolution that calls for overhauling gifted programs.
September 16, 2019
Has the ‘culture war’ come for NYC schools? What you should know about that contentious Atlantic essay
Some close observers of the city’s schools have struggled to recognize the school system Packer is describing.
September 16, 2019
Want to explore race and class in Central Brooklyn’s schools? There’s a podcast for that.
Four years later, Freedman and Griffith’s collaboration has yielded an eight-part podcast series that looks at the past, present, and future of schools in District 16.
August 1, 2019
It’s still possible to take action on school segregation. Here’s how we’re doing it in San Antonio.
San Antonio is an unlikely place to integrate schools. We're doing it anyway.
History of racism
July 29, 2019
Chicago teachers to receive classroom guide to 1919 race riots by fall
Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized the importance of educating Chicago’s students about the city’s “painful history with racism.”
July 25, 2019
45 years later, this case is still shaping school segregation in Detroit — and America
Few know the Milliken case by name. But it limited courts’ ability to involve suburban districts in desegregation efforts, shaping communities for decades since.
July 24, 2019
Do charters further segregate America’s schools? Yes, new study says, but most blame lies elsewhere
The expansion of charters has in fact made segregation worse within school districts — but the impact is quite small.
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 13, 2019
In rare move, University of Memphis middle school could share building with East High
The university has been scrambling to find another building for its middle school since March, in part because of a lease requirement with the Catholic Church.
June 10, 2019
A ‘big deal’ or not enough? What to know about the diversity recommendations de Blasio just embraced
Despite the soaring rhetoric, the suggestions the city has pledged to adopt don’t come with precise integration goals, changes to any enrollment policies, or a timeline.
ask the mayor
June 7, 2019
This Brooklyn teen keeps pressing de Blasio on school segregation during his weekly radio appearance
That thorn in de Blasio’s side: Tiffani Torres, a 16-year-old junior at Pace High School in Manhattan.
May 22, 2019
The iconic NYC high school directory is going largely virtual. Will that improve the daunting process or disadvantage some families?
The thinner guides distributed to rising eighth graders will now feature only general information and point students to an online portal for more detailed data.
March 22, 2019
De Blasio decries ‘segregation’ amid specialized high school debate — a term he has avoided
"That’s why we’re doing something bold here, and we’re saying we’re not going to live by this old system that has perpetuated massive segregation."
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