#MondayMyth: “Ms. Hemphill said the city could take action by expanding the number of seats at high-performing high schools that do not have strict academic requirements for admission. “It’s a no-brainer,” she said.” Reality: Nothing in this work is so
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
Newsday has removed its paywall so that everyone can access this content of immense public importance: the largest journalistic investigation into real estate sales practices ever conducted by a media outlet in the nation. The project has been in the
Timely and interesting article that not only outlines the optics of funding disparities between New York City’s PTA’s, but also discusses the issues as they play out in other cities across the country and what school districts are doing to
This year efforts like the 1619 Project and 400 Years of Inequality have riveted our attention to the consequences of our national history of enslavement for people’s lives today. New York Appleseed is proud to make its own contribution by
Appleseed yields to no one in demanding that the mayor adopt the citywide recommendations of the second SDAG report. Public schools should not be in the business of allocating educational opportunity among very young children. Period. #RetireSegregation Beyond these necessary
The parties offering reliable support to charter schools have ranged from hostile to silent when it comes to the SDAG recommendations that would make school admissions more like those of charter schools. Why should it be this way? Read today,
In these posts we have recognized Juneteenth, the defeat of the slave-state insurrection at Gettysburg on July 3, the ending of slavery in New York on July 4, and the celebration of that emancipation on July 5 as foundational for
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.
It is worth taking a look at the data in light of knee-jerk predictions about families fleeing the school system over eliminating separate spaces for G&T-identified elementary-school students: Over 15,000 very young children took the test last year. 7950 qualified.