The Center for New York City Affairs and InsideSchools present a Nov. 30 panel discussion based on an upcoming report: "How to Make Our Schools More Integrated."
We will present our findings and recommendations for better socio-economic integration of the city's public elementary schools, with a particular focus on neighborhoods where integration is possible without busing—that is, economically integrated neighborhoods where the schools are segregated.
Why have some schools seen their enrollments plummet while others have long wait lists?
What can be done to make all schools attractive to a range of parents?
A panel of elected officials and Department of Education administrators will respond to our recommendations.
Joshua Wallack, deputy chancellor of strategy and policy at the Department of Education
Brad Lander, council member, New York City Council
Voyka Soto, organizer, Power to Harlem Parents
Shino Tanikawa, vice president, District 2 Community Education Council.
The discussion will be moderated by Clara Hemphill, report lead author and director of education policy and InsideSchools.
The event is free but please RSVP on EventBrite. It will be held from 9-11 am at the New School: Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), 2nd Floor.
Read our first report, Segregated Schools in Integrated Neighborhoods (2015), and explore the interactive maps on our website.
Join the conversation @CenterNYC @Insideschools.