Education news. In context.
Diversity & Equity
Politics & Policy
Teaching & Classroom
Student & School Performance
Leadership & Management
Charters & Choice
Find a Job
How to be a Chalkbeat source
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
School segregation / integration
2 hours ago
Clock running out in New York legislature for SHSAT bill, even as sponsor looks to future
Legislators made last-minute efforts to rally behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the entrance exam at the city’s specialized high schools.
to the races
3 hours ago
Jamaal Bowman, Bronx principal and vocal opt-out supporter, launches primary challenge for Congress
Jamaal Bowman has been a teacher, guidance counselor, dean, and, for the last decade, the founding principal of a well-regarded middle school in the Bronx.
war of words
1 day ago
Dividing the city or bold intervention? Local lawmakers spar over Chancellor Richard Carranza’s leadership
In a public clash over the direction of the New York City education department, local lawmakers are weighing in publicly about Chancellor Richard Carranza
behind closed doors
June 13, 2019
SHSAT debate heats up with close-door meeting at Gracie Mansion — and an endorsement in Albany
The mayor and chancellor held a private meeting about SHSAT with several Asian community leaders just days before a final budget is expected. Protesters say it was a bad
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.
Taking the Advice
June 10, 2019
In bid to increase integration in city schools, de Blasio accepts slew of recommendations from diversity advisory group
To increase integration, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that he is accepting nearly all the initial recommendations of the city’s School Diversity Advisory Group.
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.
June 4, 2019
Where do NYC’s top-scoring middle schoolers go to high school? Hint — it’s not just the specialized high schools.
Beyond the three big specialized high schools, the schools where high-performing students enroll vary.
June 1, 2019
What’s happened in the year since Mayor Bill de Blasio called for overhauling NYC’s specialized high school admissions
A year after Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an overhaul of specialized high school admissions, actual progress has stalled, though some see hints of progress.
May 29, 2019
To boost diversity and address enrollment issues, Brooklyn’s District 15 may redraw elementary attendance zones
The education department is floating possible zone changes that could affect which students attend seven schools in Brooklyn's District 15.
the over under
May 28, 2019
How school segregation affects whether a black student gets labeled as having a disability
Disability labels seemed to be the most accurate where there's a mix of white students and students of color in a school.
New families on the block
May 24, 2019
As an Indianapolis neighborhood gentrifies, its school hopes to attract new families
School 31 has seen its enrollment dip to about 350 students, nearly 40% fewer students than it had three years ago.
May 22, 2019
Chicago to shelve free pre-K at popular Lincoln Park magnet school
Trimming back a yearslong benefit for families in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Chicago school district has proposed charging parents nearly $14,000 a year.
May 21, 2019
Top education officials protest New York Post stories alleging racial hostility against white administrators
New York City education leaders protested news articles alleging the department's hiring practices and anti-bias training created a culture demeaning to white staffers.
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.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line