The Appleseed Network strongly opposes the President’s January 27, 2017 executive order, which halted refugee admissions and drastically restricted immigrant and detainee rights. The order threatens to harm our nation’s Constitutional values and heritage of compassion for and welcoming of
New York Appleseed is proud to announce the arrival of Matt Gonzales, our new School Diversity Project Director. Matt brings over ten years of experience as an educator and an advocate. He is a recent graduate of Teachers College, Columbia
School integration advocates made public a letter to Chancellor of Schools Carmen Fariña sent in October of 2015. Although the Chancellor has made progress in addressing some of the letter’s recommendations, advocates are pressing the Department of Education to adopt
In another victory for New York Appleseed and New York City, the Department of Education has announced a significant expansion of the school diversity pilot program. A new application process will allow principals from “every public school in the city”
New York Appleseed and Appleseed held their annual Pillars of Justice awards ceremony on May 18, 2016, thanks to the generous support of many generous sponsors — especially Davis Polk, Latham & Watkins, Sullivan & Cromwell, FINRA, and Williams & Connolly.
New York Appleseed released a new report New York City Elementary Schools: A Tale of Two Cities. The report finds that students at elementary schools in New York City with higher populations of students of color and low-income students are
New York Appleseed celebrated an important victory in November 2015 when New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that seven more schools in gentrifying areas of the city would be permitted to adopt pro-diversity admissions priorities. The new policy represents
President Obama’s budget request for education released this week includes Stronger Together, a federal grant program to support school districts across the nation “with strong voluntary, community-developed plans that increase socioeconomic diversity in their schools.” With this significant initiative, Acting
New York Appleseed provided testimony to the New York City Council and the New York City Planning Commission on the importance of locating affordable housing so as to promote school integration. Read the testimony.
Thanks to the School Diversity Accountability Act, the New York City Department of Education released its first annual report with data essential to understanding segregation and the effects of demographic change in the city’s schools. The report also lists steps