May 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am America/New York Timezone
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

Nearly 40 percent of New York City kindergartners take advantage of school choice to enroll in schools other than their zoned neighborhood school. Does this exodus make the school system more integrated or more segregated? Senior research fellow Nicole Mader of the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs will present her research findings, based on student-level zone assignment data for 700,000 pupils over 10 years. Our report will show the demographic characteristics of who leaves and who stays and compare the current situation to what the system would look like if everyone attended their zoned school.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including:

NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty RosaNew School Professor Maya Wiley, co-chair of the city’s school diversity working groupDennis Morgan, PTA president of PS 180 in Harlem and a member of the Community Education Council for District 3.Clara Hemphill, director of education policy and editor of InsideSchools, will moderate.

Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs.