In September the incoming sixth graders in District 15 began their school year in middle schools that were far more integrated than in previous years due to the removal of exclusionary screens in the admission process and the use of
ERASE Racism, New York Appleseed, and the NYU Metro Center today announced transitions for Nyah Berg and Matt Gonzales. New York Appleseed is delighted to welcome Nyah Berg as its new Integrated Schools Project Director. Nyah will start October 1.
After two years of work, the mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group released its final report with bold and lucid recommendations for eliminating official policies causing segregation in New York City’s public schools. Read the report. Read the SDAG’s press release
Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza announced adoption of 62 of 67 recommendations for school integration made by the School Diversity Advisory Group. New York Appleseed’s Matt Gonzales serves on the Group and has provided leadership there along with the
Executive Director David Tipson writes in City Limits that a comprehensive planning process with clear equity goals is necessary to integrate our city. New York Appleseed is a member of the Thriving Communities Coalition seeking equitable reforms to the city
In a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day op-ed, Matt Gonzales and David Tipson insist that the solution to integrating our high schools must begin with ending competitive admissions to our middle schools. Read the op-ed.
On September 20 Appleseed stood with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, Councilmember Brad Lander, and Councilmember Carlos Menchaca to celebrate the approval of the community-driven diversity plan for middle schools in Community School District 15. We are grateful to the entire
We are proud to present our new advocacy briefing Supporting Real Integration – a synthesis of several decades of research by Kelly Bare and Bliss Broyard. The briefing demonstrates that students’ well-being—including self-esteem, engagement and participation, and a feeling of
In this new film from New York Appleseed and Epic Theatre Ensemble, New York City high-school students star in the student-written and -performed play Laundry City. This is one of the most sophisticated treatments of the issue of school segregation