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Year In Review: The winners and losers of New York’s struggle with desegregation in 2016

Students at Richard R. Green High School of Teaching in Manhattan in 2016.
Students at Richard R. Green High School of Teaching in Manhattan in 2016.
Patrick Wall

New York’s schools are highly segregated — by race, class, and academic achievement. This year, city officials began to heed the call from parents and advocates to make changes, but their efforts were rocky and far from comprehensive.

From successful strides toward integration to thwarted efforts to inequities that are only just starting to get attention, here’s where New York stands in the struggle to integrate schools.

An attendee at Thursday's meeting questioned an education department official about the plan.
An attendee at Thursday’s meeting questioned an education department official about the plan.

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