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November 29, 2017
In a district aiming for integration, can New York City sway parents’ school choices?
New York City officials are hoping that an unused corner of a Lower East Side elementary school will help achieve what has long eluded this…
October 14, 2016
Study finds explosion in the number of school districts working on integration
“New York has made an important and good start in this effort.”
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 21, 2016
Advocates seize chance to push for Upper West Side desegregation, but face stiff resistance
As a zoning debate highlights the divides among Upper West Side schools, advocates are pushing for district-wide desegregation.
July 6, 2016
Under pressure from advocates, city inches toward district-wide integration plan
Top officials are considering a plan to better integrate schools in Manhattan's District 1. Advocates say that's a sign of progress, yet some want the city to go further.
June 16, 2016
Latest Upper West Side rezoning battle renews debate over how best to integrate schools
This week marked the second time in less than a year that parents on the sharply segregated Upper West Side gathered in droves to protest…
March 30, 2016
Lower East Side families get first look at a sweeping plan to integrate schools
If approved, the plan would mark the first district-wide effort by the de Blasio administration to combat New York City's entrenched school segregation.
sorting the students
Updated March 1, 2016
On the Upper West Side, a radical plan to desegregate schools faces an uphill climb
Advocates want to abolish the school zones in Manhattan's District 3 in a bid to boost diversity, but some parent leaders are skeptical.
sorting the students
February 24, 2016
Fariña to parents: We need ‘organic’ plans, not mandates, to diversify schools
Fariña was not asked to address the specifics of any proposals to change enrollment policy in District 1. But her comments were still a welcome change to some.
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February 10, 2016
Searching for answers to segregation, Fariña enlists top deputy and solicits local ideas
In an exclusive interview, Chancellor Carmen Fariña explained that she's open to policy changes to promote diversity, but also searching for community-created plans.
December 23, 2015
School segregation debates grabbed New York headlines in 2015. Now what?
Four questions facing New York City and those pushing to better integrate its schools in 2016.
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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.
November 25, 2014
How de Blasio is perpetuating Bloomberg’s myth of the failing school
Education professor David Bloomfield: In his renewal plan for struggling schools, Mayor de Blasio has mistakenly fallen for a myth usually promoted by his conservative adversaries: that failure is the fault of individual schools, not the school system.
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