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Meeting Name: Committee on Education Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/1/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights
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T2019-4272 *   Oversight - Segregation in NYC SchoolsOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2019-4272 *   Oversight - Segregation in NYC SchoolsOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1541-2019 *Corey D. Johnson PreconsideredCreating a specialized high school taskforce.IntroductionThis bill would create a specialized high school task force that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the specialized high schools. The task force would be required to examine (i) the current admissions system, including the specialized high school admissions exam and whether such exam should be changed or eliminated; (ii) existing programs such as the Department of Education’s discovery and dream programs; and (iii) the use of alternative admissions methods, including state standardized examinations and grade point average.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1541-2019 *Corey D. Johnson  Creating a specialized high school taskforce.IntroductionThis bill would create a specialized high school task force that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the specialized high schools. The task force would be required to examine (i) the current admissions system, including the specialized high school admissions exam and whether such exam should be changed or eliminated; (ii) existing programs such as the Department of Education’s discovery and dream programs; and (iii) the use of alternative admissions methods, including state standardized examinations and grade point average.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 *Mark Treyger PreconsideredReporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the demographics of school staff, including leadership, teaching staff and other professional and paraprofessional staff. The required reporting would include gender, race or ethnicity, length of employment at the school of employment and years of experience in that position.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 *Mark Treyger  Reporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the demographics of school staff, including leadership, teaching staff and other professional and paraprofessional staff. The required reporting would include gender, race or ethnicity, length of employment at the school of employment and years of experience in that position.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1547-2019 *Brad S. Lander PreconsideredExpanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require DOE to expand its current student demographic data reporting to the grade level to provide more granular data. The bill also requires DOE to report on a side-by-side comparison of the racial and ethnic demographics of each school or special program with the racial and ethnic demographics of the larger attendance zone and community school district. This will make the existing reporting requirement more robust and allow the Council, advocates and others to drill down deeper into the segregation that exists in our schools and the Department’s efforts to remedy that.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1547-2019 *Brad S. Lander  Expanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require DOE to expand its current student demographic data reporting to the grade level to provide more granular data. The bill also requires DOE to report on a side-by-side comparison of the racial and ethnic demographics of each school or special program with the racial and ethnic demographics of the larger attendance zone and community school district. This will make the existing reporting requirement more robust and allow the Council, advocates and others to drill down deeper into the segregation that exists in our schools and the Department’s efforts to remedy that.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 *Carlina Rivera  PreconsideredCreating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation. Those community school districts that have already gone through this process and have a plan, like District 15, and those that are currently working with the DOE to develop such a plan would be exempt from this bill, but would still be required to report their plan to the Council.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Creating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation. Those community school districts that have already gone through this process and have a plan, like District 15, and those that are currently working with the DOE to develop such a plan would be exempt from this bill, but would still be required to report their plan to the Council.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) PreconsideredEstablishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, a public advocate appointment, and mayoral appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor, the Speaker and The Public Advocate on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)  Establishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, a public advocate appointment, and mayoral appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor, the Speaker and The Public Advocate on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0949-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres Proposed Int. No. 949-ACreating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0949-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Creating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0196-2018 *Inez D. Barron Proposed Res. No. 196-AChange the admissions criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools. (A.10427A/S.8503A)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0196-2018 *Inez D. Barron  Change the admissions criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools. (A.10427A/S.8503A)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0417-2018 *Robert F. Holden Proposed Res. No. 417-ADOE to create more district Gifted and Talented programs and classes, including intermediate school programs, and create pathways for admission that ensure equitable access for students throughout the City.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0417-2018 *Robert F. Holden  DOE to create more district Gifted and Talented programs and classes, including intermediate school programs, and create pathways for admission that ensure equitable access for students throughout the City.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0868-2019 *Keith Powers  PreconsideredDOE to ensure the methodology for developing and scoring the Specialized High School Admissions Test, and the methodology for any future process implemented for Specialized High School admissions, be transparent and accessible to the general public.Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 0868-2019 *Keith Powers   DOE to ensure the methodology for developing and scoring the Specialized High School Admissions Test, and the methodology for any future process implemented for Specialized High School admissions, be transparent and accessible to the general public.Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
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