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Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay tells Sean Rameswaram what makes the "Fast and Furious" movies profitable, progressive, and maybe even brilliant.
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NYC Ignores Cracks in School Choice System

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A lawyer makes the case for the federal civil rights complaint filed last week regarding the city's high school admissions process. Despite the Bloomberg administration's proud use of data in policy making, she says, the department of education has ignored its own data, leaving many black and Latino students clustered in low-performing schools.

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Why NYC Should Make Diversity a School Choice

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Researchers at Teacher's College said New York City has failed to create diverse schools that would attract well-off white families seeking integrated classrooms.

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Seeking Real Diversity In New Schools

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools explains why she is opening schools in more affluent and whiter neighborhoods in the city than where she started her charter school network. The answer is not for the fun of controversy and heated public hearings.

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In Crown Heights, Getting Past Stereotypes Through Learning

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Four high school students from the Caribbean arrived this year at a high school in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with zero knowledge of the history of tension between the black and Lubavitch Jewish communities. A reporting workshop led them on a journey through stereotypes and misinformation to conversation and discovery.

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A Bronx High School Teacher Tells All

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In the news on Wednesday, a teacher writes critically, but also with affection, about his students and what life is like at his large Bronx high school. And a Manhattan high school teacher faces criminal charges thanks to her inability to spell.

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