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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.
December 19, 2018
More than 70 Manhattan parents pen letter to local officials supporting de Blasio’s specialized high schools plan
Seventy-seven District 2 parents wrote a letter to the Community Education Council, state lawmakers, and City Council members supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal, which would grant admission to the schools to the top 7 percent of middle schoolers using metrics such as GPA and state test scores.
December 13, 2018
The SHSAT helps Manhattan families like mine. I finally stood up last week to say that’s wrong.
Choosing schools in New York City can be a formidable challenge. That was evident at a Community Education Council meeting in District…
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.
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 14, 2018
Can a more diverse charter school help students feel at ease in college? IDEA takes first step toward finding out
IDEA Public Schools is inching toward putting its theories about how it can create a racially diverse school — and how that might benefit students — to the test.
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…
getting to know you
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…
September 20, 2018
Brooklyn middle schools eliminate ‘screening’ as New York City expands integration efforts
The changes mark one of the most far-reaching integration efforts under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.
uneven playing field
September 10, 2018
‘I’m proud that I’m fighting for other kids’: New York City students sue for equal access to sports
At her Atlanta high school, Lisa Parks was a standout on the track team. But after moving to New York City, the junior…
September 4, 2018
Carranza is ready to approve an integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. Here’s a guide to the potential changes.
The new school year could start off with a dramatic new integration plan for Brooklyn middle schools. In a radio…
August 28, 2018
As an advocate, I want District 15’s school integration plan to move forward. As a dad, I want it no less.
It's justified as a means of rewarding elementary-schoolers’ “work.” But the system just favors the privileged, and I don’t want my white son to think that's normal.
Teaching & Classroom
August 15, 2018
Carranza aims to speed up anti-bias training for educators, calling it a ‘cornerstone’ of school improvement
The chancellor's goal is to compress the original four-year roll out of the anti-bias training to two.
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
July 31, 2018
Can a proposal to expand gifted classes help integrate New York City’s specialized high schools?
In the battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools, some have argued that the city’s efforts should start…
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