Thursday’s notifications arrived three months earlier than they did last year, as part of a series of reforms under schools Chancellor David Banks meant to simplify the process and tighten access to some coveted selective schools.
The process kept me so busy that I had little opportunity — or incentive — to dwell on the inequities.
Shifting the application timeline to align with the general kindergarten admissions process is the latest in a series of reforms to the contentious gifted and talented program.
Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.
The “diversity in admissions” program launched in 2015 with seven elementary schools, and will total 31 elementary schools across the city as well as all of those in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/East Village District 1 for the coming school year.
The gifted test is one policy blocking students’ from their constitutional right to a “sound, basic education,” according to a lawsuit filed earlier this year.
The city will offer “accelerated instruction” in all kindergarten classes, and screen for third graders who are ready to take on additional work.
While criticisms of CRT are loudest in states with conservative legislatures, the conflict has made its way to New York City.
Students in some of Manhattan’s wealthiest ZIP codes no longer have a leg up in local selective schools. This year, those schools offered more seats to students from low-income families.
The outcomes of Community Education Council elections could steer the course for future school integration plans.
Removing screens moved the needle a bit when it came to economically disadvantaged students going to highly selective school programs, according to the admissions data.
Black and Latino students — who make up almost 70% of the city school system — received 9% of offers for the 2021-22 school year, down from 11% the year before.
NYC’s new schools chancellor wants to catch students up by focusing on acceleration and enrichment.
The changes aren’t likely to result in more diversity in a deeply segregated program.
Navigating the application process in an ongoing pandemic could mean that information is harder to come by.
Two high school students created a platform where students of color could share advice and stories with each other.
The uptick in applications comes amid controversy over the future of G&T programs.
The Building Bridges Collaborative seeks to fill the gap between research showing more diverse schools can improve outcomes for all students, and the political will to pursue integration.
A record 77% of NYC families received an offer for their first-choice Pre-K for All program for 2020-21. But number of applications has tumbled, partly due to the coronavirus.
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