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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."
And the winner is
February 26, 2019
Jumaane Williams won the special election for NYC public advocate. Here’s where he stands on education issues.
If Williams pursues an education issue, he’ll likely focus on school funding or will push for more diverse schools and faculty.
November 19, 2018
In most U.S. cities, neighborhoods have grown more integrated. Their schools haven’t.
From 1990 to 2015, 72 percent of U.S. cities saw their neighborhoods grow less racially segregated. Sixty-two percent saw their schools grow more segregated.
November 12, 2018
In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools
On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of…
November 7, 2018
University of Memphis runs the most segregated elementary school in the city. Will its middle school be more diverse?
That especially matters in Memphis, where schools are more segregated than they were in the 1970s.
November 1, 2018
NYC is offering the SHSAT during school hours to boost diversity, but it’s mostly benefitting white and Asian students
Despite those results, city officials are expanding the program significantly this year.
September 7, 2018
In its push for diversity, New York City is rethinking selective admissions beyond specialized schools, Mayor de Blasio says
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments represent a shift from his earlier stance on integrating schools, when he insisted that housing patterns and “400 years of American history” would keep him from putting forward aggressive integration proposals.
Race and class
August 10, 2018
Designing diversity: How one Memphis charter school set out to recruit its students
The result was 150 students that more closely mirror the demographics of the county than any other school in the district.
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