Education

As Small Schools Opened in New York City, Immigrant Students Ended Up in Large Schools

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 17, 2009 1 min read

New York City must do more to support large high schools, where many students with poor academic performance or special needs ended up, after some large high schools were replaced by small ones, according to a new report (via a post at GothamSchools). The report notes that many new immigrant students were diverted to the remaining large high schools. See coverage of the report in the New York Times as well.

The report by the New School’s Center for New York Affairs was released the day after a report by Advocates for Children of New York and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund made the case that small schools without a particular mission of serving ELLs have excluded such students.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.