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School segregation / integration
Updated August 15, 2019
Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions
The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists and is eliminating the second round of admissions.
August 6, 2019
Concerns in Red Hook and Gowanus could slow down Brooklyn school rezoning plans
A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones.
August 1, 2019
It’s still possible to take action on school segregation. Here’s how we’re doing it in San Antonio.
San Antonio is an unlikely place to integrate schools. We're doing it anyway.
July 31, 2019
Biden, Harris reprise school integration dispute during second Democratic debate
Michael Bennet, the Colorado senator and a former Denver schools superintendent, chimed in to point out that this debate isn't just about the past.
History of racism
July 29, 2019
Chicago teachers to receive classroom guide to 1919 race riots by fall
Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized the importance of educating Chicago’s students about the city’s “painful history with racism.”
July 26, 2019
Busing students to integrate Memphis schools was maligned by some, ‘opened a whole new world’ for others
We asked our readers to share their experiences with busing in Memphis. Here's what they had to say.
July 25, 2019
45 years later, this case is still shaping school segregation in Detroit — and America
Few know the Milliken case by name. But it limited courts’ ability to involve suburban districts in desegregation efforts, shaping communities for decades since.
July 24, 2019
Decades of desegregation: Denver readers recall their own stories of ‘busing’
They were exhausted, invigorated, frightened, changed for a lifetime — readers tell how they felt as crosstown busing integrated their schools.
July 19, 2019
An integration push meets long-standing efforts to improve Brooklyn’s P.S. 676, bringing hope and fresh worries
Advocates who have been fighting to improve P.S. 676 the Red Hook Neighborhood School, which could prove crucial to making new integration plans work.
July 11, 2019
NYC parent leaders seek — and receive — new assurance about Chancellor Carranza’s future
Asked whether the chancellor was resigning, a spokeswoman for the education department press office said, “It’s not true.”
July 11, 2019
What it means when Democratic frontrunners say they support the Strength in Diversity Act
Candidates who support the bill are signaling that they believe school segregation is a problem and that the federal government should play a role in fixing it.
July 10, 2019
Tell us about your experience with busing in Memphis schools
Memphis schools used busing in an attempt to create integrated schools under a court-ordered desegregation plan that went into effect in 1973.
July 9, 2019
Can ‘growth’ data push parents to more integrated schools? A new study says maybe
New research suggests that providing parents with a different menu of information could nudge them to choose schools or districts they otherwise might not.
July 2, 2019
With new grants, these five NYC districts are taking their own approaches to school integration
Last month, the education department awarded $200,000 grants to five of the city’s local school districts to gather ideas and ultimately craft their own diversity plans.
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.
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