New York Appleseed has been proud to serve on the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG). SDAG today released its first report, Making the Grade: The Path to Real Integration and Equity for NYC Public School Students, which offers a bold vision for integration and equity in New York City schools. The report’s embrace of IntegrateNYC’s 5 Rs of Real Integration shows a powerful commitment to youth voice in the policy process and a dynamic re-imagining of integration. We are happy the report calls out the use of middle-school screens as the “biggest contributor to middle-school segregation” and are confident the second report will offer more forceful recommendations calling for the removal of middle-school screens citywide. We urge the mayor and chancellor to adopt all recommendations in this report and to begin implementation of these initiatives immediately. We have a critical opportunity to chart the path forward towards diverse, equitable, and inclusive public schools. It’s time for New York City to lead the nation.
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