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May 17, 2019
Brown v. Board of Education turns 65 today. These students are still fighting for integration in NYC schools.
New York City teens are taking to the streets and meeting with top officials to demand more action on school integration.
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May 1, 2019
Entrenched positions and pleas for change: NYC council debates school integration
City council members grilled education department officials on school segregation at a joint hearing of the Education Committee and Civil and Human Rights Committee.
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Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
April 1, 2019
How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.
The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.
March 28, 2019
‘I wish I had done it better’: de Blasio reflects on the rollout of his specialized high school plan
“When we rolled out the vision on specialized high schools it was by no means trying to create a negative or divisive situation,” he told reporters.
February 25, 2019
New York City can move forward with specialized high school changes aimed at integration, judge rules
Plans to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools can move forward as a lawsuit targeting the admissions…
February 12, 2019
An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.
The group’s recommendations do not clarify how they should be implemented, and the responsibility for translating them into policy will fall to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
February 12, 2019
De Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group issues its first report — but it doesn’t touch the SHSAT or gifted and talented
After integration advocates found themselves underwhelmed by official plans to spur more diversity in New York City schools…
January 18, 2019
Four takeaways from New York City’s response to discrimination charges in specialized high schools lawsuit
New York City lawyers are asking a judge to allow the education department to move forward with admissions changes…
December 21, 2018
What happened in New York City education this year — and what to expect in 2019
Here’s our look back at the headline-grabbing moments of 2018 — and what parents, students, and educators should watch out for in the new year.
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.
October 19, 2018
Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city’s most coveted…
October 16, 2018
In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities
This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built…
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October 10, 2018
Next in the Upper West Side and Harlem integration push: encouraging parents to explore their options
Standing before a classroom of parents crammed into child-sized chairs, Principal Claudia Aguirre launched into her pitch for P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth, a…
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