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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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.

De Blasio's Diversity Advisory Group reports how to fix school segregation

"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.

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."

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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.

Daily News: NYC students to get new 'voice' in school policies

Student-led groups including Teens Take Charge, IntegrateNYC, the Fair Play Coalition and the Urban Youth Collaborative have made their opinions heard in demonstrations and in the media, but they’ve had limited official input in matters of school policy.

Read more from our college director, Julisa Perez here.

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.

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Public school students advocate for equal access to school sports

Black and Latino public high school students are demanding equity in access to school sports for all students.

The students are planning to gather Tuesday, Dec. 11, with civil rights advocates, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and The Fair Play Coalition, as well as City Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

Read more here.

nycASID Real Talk 2018: School Integration in New York City

nycASId Real Talk 2018 was held in Brooklyn and included parent testimonials and a panel discussion on school integration in New York City.

MC: Faraji Hanna- Jones

Welcome: Ayanna Behin & NeQuan C. McLean

Parent Testimonials: Tiara Puglisi (PS 307), Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. (Brighter Choice Community School & Medgar Evers College Prep), Rev. Adriene Thorne (PS 8)

Panel Discussion: Iman Abdul (INYC), Nikole Hannah-Jones, Leanne Nunes (INYC), Sam Rosaldo (Moderator)

Remarks: Brad Lander

Closing: Sadye L. Compoamor