New York Appleseed celebrated an important victory in November 2015 when New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that seven more schools in gentrifying areas of the city would be permitted to adopt pro-diversity admissions priorities. The new policy represents a first step by the de Blasio administration in meeting the challenges of demographic change in the schools. New York Appleseed was privileged to provide support to several of the schools in making formal requests for new admissions plans. This victory builds on the groundbreaking success of community stakeholders supported by New York Appleseed in securing the PS 133 plan three years ago.
To understand how these plans work, read the First Person piece in Chalkbeat.
Read the press release from Chancellor Fariña.
Read the February 17, 2016 front-page article in the New York Times.
Read the article in DNAInfo.com.
Read the article in the American Prospect.
Read the op-ed in the New York Daily News.
Read the follow-up article in DNAInfo.com with education experts from around the city.