By– Walter Neinbelz
The Department of Education announced a new trial program that aims to increase diversity in NYC public schools.
The program includes 7 elementary schools, from Brooklyn and Manhattan. The students involved will be mainly children whose families are on or below the poverty line.
Despite the extreme diversity of NYC, many schools are attended by almost exclusively 1 or 2 races. By integrating schools and eliminated social serration, the DOE hopes to eliminate any education gap that is a side effect of racially segregated schools or even class-segregated schools, as students in schools in poorer areas tend to need more academic support and experience less (traditional) academic success.
The trial will begin in the fall.
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