Making the Grade: The Path to Real Integration and Equity for NYC Public School Students

In June 2017, as part of the Equity and Excellence for All: Diversity in New York City Public Schools plan, the DOE established a School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) to make formal policy recommendations to the Mayor and Chancellor.

Matthew Gonzalez, Sarah Zaplier, Frantzy Luzincourt and Yousof Abdelreheem worked part as members of the School Diversity Advisory Group on the report. Read the full report here.

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NYC's Segregated Schools Need 'Chief Integration Officer': Report

New York City's notoriously segregated public school system needs a different kind of CIO — a chief integration officer to oversee diversity efforts, a city task force argues. Creating the new post is among the dozens of recommendations in a sweeping report issued Tuesday by the School Diversity Advisory Group, a panel of more than 40 people tasked with tackling the city's educational segregation problem.

Read more here.

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An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.

A task force charged with tackling school segregation in New York City released a series of proposals Tuesday designed to make the city’s schools more representative of their broader neighborhoods. At the center of the report is a push for each school in New York City — home to one of the most segregated school systems in America — to be more representative of district- and borough-level demographics.

Read more here.

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Panel advises city to consider moving school security from NYPD to DOE
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An advisory panel assembled by the de Blasio administration says the city should consider transferring school security from the NYPD to the Department of Education. In its report, the panel called for city and school officials to “analyze the benefits and drawbacks of moving School Safety Agents to DOE supervision from NYPD supervision.”

Read more here.

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IntegrateNYC Receives New York City Catalyst Grant!

These grants support new leaders and, in some cases, new approaches. In many cases, are the first funder of a group, and other funders look to us to help identify new grassroots innovators that can make the best use of grant funds. These ten grants are for $5,000 or $10,000 and were awarded in December 2018. Read more here.

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De Blasio's Diversity Advisory Group reports how to fix school segregation
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"Youth voice and presence is often tokenized, ignored or silenced when discussing integration," write student representatives of IntegrateNYC in a foreword to the report. "Young people are directly impacted by segregation, and should be leading the movement to achieve real integration in our city's schools."

Read more about Integrate’s involvement in the report and the adoption of the 5R’s here.

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Report: NYC Schools Need An 'Integration Chief' To Improve Student Diversity

new report by the Department of Education working group focused on improving student diversity is calling for new measures to address school segregation in New York City’s public school system.

Students from the group IntegrateNYC said they appreciated that students were a part of the process, and the report's framework reflected their "5Rs" demands.

Julissa Perez, 20, said she it's a good start but "we would like to see a little more concrete examples of how exactly things will play out."

Read more here.

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School Segregation & Suspensions

IntegrateNYC had the pleasure of being filmed by a lovely journalism undergraduate student at Colombia University by the name of Ero Partsakoulaki.

In this short film, Ero captures some of Integrate’s work around NYC high school’s suspensions as well as segregated school system. For more insight, please watch the video above.

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Estudiantes latinos y negros exigen igualdad en deportes en escuelas de NYC
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Los estudiantes latinos y negros de las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York están siendo discriminados en asuntos deportivos. No solo se les está negando el derecho a acceder de manera igualitaria a actividades deportivas y recursos para desarrollarse físicamente, sino que 17,000 jóvenesde secundaria no participan en ningún equipo de ninguna disciplina.

Leer más aquí.


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