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School segregation

Each of the four floors at the John Jay Educational Campus in Park Slope houses a different high school. This year, for the first time ever, students from all four played on the same volleyball team.
On Monday, state legislators announced plans for a hearing on March 4th over whether to grant the city’s new mayor continued control over the nation’s largest school system.
In a continuing sign of what may be the most difficult and ugly battle ahead for New York City school officials, parents flooded a meeting and held a protest rally at a middle school in Jamaica on Thursday.
Just 1 percent of NYC’s public school students—about 16,000 of 1.1 million—are currently enrolled in gifted classrooms.
An essay from two Chelsea High School students about life in a school split in two.
Councilmember Brad Lander said it “might be the most encouraging thing happening in New York City this fall.”
Effectively, the group recommends eliminating lower school admissions based on grades, test scores, attendance, and auditions.
An op-ed from students Ayana Smith, a senior at University Heights High School, and Cameron Leo, a junior at the Bronx High School of Science.
'These recommendations do not match the scale or the urgency of the crisis of segregation in our schools.'
'De Blasio, where are you sir? I have a problem and you need to fix it. I am tired of living in a world that was not built for me to succeed.'
Over the past month, unhappy parents from this swath of brownstone Brooklyn have been lighting up local listservs with concerns about their assigned schools and questions about the process.
'We may disagree on the test, but we all agree there's a problem with the system.'
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