School Segregation On The Rise On Long Island

Jun 7, 2017
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According to a new report, Long Island schools are more segregated now than they were 12 years ago.

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According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, the number of people taking high school equivalency exams on Long Island has dropped 31 percent from 2010 to 2015. The decrease is part of a statewide trend in New York.

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Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced a bill that he says will help stop the growing segregation of public schools in America.

Murphy says a recent report by the Government Accountability Office found more and more schools are segregated by race and income, and this separation hurts students.  

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

Parents react to overcrowding at Stamford schools

Nov 12, 2013
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Stamford is growing. That’s not a bad thing but its 16-thousand student school district is rapidly facing serious overcrowding. In fact, many of its elementary schools will be over capacity starting next year. School administrators have offered up som e solutions but the options – and the timetable - have parents deeply concerned.