PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT CITY HALL TO CELEBRATE UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF SPORTS EQUITY LEGISLATION
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Student activists and leaders in the Fair Play coalition gathered at City Hall today to speak with media and greet Council Members today to thank them for meeting during the Fair Play Lobby Day to discuss the serious disparities in access to Public School Athletic League Sports, and urging them to vote for Intro 242-B and Reso 1010-A, legislation designed to shed light on the serious inequities in access to high school sports teams for Black and Latino youth. The bill passed unanimously by a 47-0 vote.

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Sports Equity and Fair Play

After WNYC attended the sports equity event yesterday, they aired a segment on the sports equity issue, The Fair Play Coalition’s advocacy and City Council’s passing of the bill.

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Daily News: Lower class size and school integration go hand in hand
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Integration involves much more than student assignment or moving bodies around. Many integration advocates in NYC embrace the framework developed by a student group, IntegrateNYC. The 5Rs of integration call for race and enrollment, representation, resources, restorative justice and relationship.

The last R, relationship, requires teachers to teach culturally relevant pedagogy that honors and respects each student’s history, ancestry, culture and lived experiences.

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Daily News: Asian parents push stronger school integration fixes

A new coalition of Asian Pacific American parents of city schoolkids will publish an open letter to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday urging an overhaul of admissions procedures used by more than 700 public high school programs.

In February, the Advisory Group issued a report containing more than 70 suggestions created within a framework of five recommendations formulated in 2018 by a student group called IntegrateNYC. The so-called 5R’s include a call to consider race in school enrollment decisions, a demand for equitable resources across city schools and a push for culturally responsive lessons in all classrooms.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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