Sunday, November 22, 2015

7 schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan to set admission quotas

The seven schools will reserve up to 60% of its seats for English learners, as well for kids who are in the welfare system or have incarcerated parents.7 schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan to set admission quotas - NY Daily News

Seven Brooklyn and Manhattan public elementary schools will set admissions quotas to enroll a more diverse mix of students starting in September, city schools boss Carmen FariƱa said Friday.

Under the ground-breaking plan, which could have far-reaching implications for a school system tarnished by segregated classrooms. The schools involved will reserve up to 60% of seats for English learners, students in the child-welfare system or kids with incarcerated parents.