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7 schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan to set admission quotas, reserving up to 60 percent of seats for disadvantaged students

from New York 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 Fariña said. 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 percent of seats for English learners, students in the child-welfare system or kids with incarcerated parents. Currently, just one city school, Public School 133 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, employs diversity quotas to boost enrollment of low-income kids and students learning English in an arrangement implemented under Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. more


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