This program is the second part of a two-part session, the first of which focuses on new research and changing perspectives on school integration in NYC.
A study released in 2014 by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that New York State’s schools are the most segregated schools in the country, more segregated than they were a decade ago. Between 1989 and 2010, the percentage of schools in the New York City metropolitan region that are majority-minority (meaning the student body is more than 50% minority students) increased from fewer than 50% to two-thirds, and schools that are 90% to 100% minority increased by 70% over this same time period. Recent data shows that majority-minority schools also have a higher percentage of low-income students.
In this second session on school integration and segregation in New York City, panelists will describe school integration efforts that are being discussed or already underway, as well as responses by parents, communities, and the Department of Education.
The session will include a brief background on recent advocacy efforts in NYC, and current school-level, district-level and system-level reforms. Please note that participants are welcome regardless of whether they attended Part 1.
- Practices to address the issues of integration and segregation in NYC public schools
- Single-school, district- and system-wide strategies
- Roles for private funders in supporting this vital work
- Matt Gonzales, Director, School Diversity Project, NYAppleseed
- Sandra Soto, Principal, PS 705/Brooklyn Arts and Science
- Kim Watkins, Chair, Zoning Committee, Community Education Council 3
- Fred Frelow (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Facilitators and Representatives from:
- Judith Bigelow, Director, Fordham Street Foundation
- Sarah Camiscoli, Founder and Co-Director, IntegrateNYC4Me
- Norm Fruchter, Deputy Director, The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
- Shawn Morehead, Program Director, Education and Human Justice, New York Community Trust
- Cassie Schwerner, Senior Vice President for National Partnerships, Schott Foundation for Public Education
- David Tipson, Executive Director, NYAppleseed
All interested funders, especially in education.
9:45 - 10:00 AM Check-in
10:00 - 12:30 PM Program
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