The Public Good - NYC

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work we’re doing, events we’re attending & client updates

This is where we share our research findings as well as platforms and tools we’re creating to promote free and open access to information about programs and services that receive public funds.

As you can see, we’re serious about connecting individuals with community resources, especially when it comes to education, because all children deserve the chance to thrive.

Middle School Community Search Tool

It’s finally here! a Google map we’ve created that includes every District, Boro and City-wide middle school for Manhattan students/residents. Easy to use and including enough basic info. you need to know to help narrow down your search. Click through the link below to go directly to the map and start exploring!

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School District1 walks the diversity talk.

Community leaders in NYC School District 1 are serious about promoting our schools and supporting our families. To demonstrate, they’ve organized a walking tour of (almost) every District 1 middle school for families to visit. Doors will be open this Saturday for parents and students (especially those who have a hard time touring during the work week) to meet teachers, principals and other parents from each school, to ask questions and learn about options. The goal is to encourage families to expand their choices and encourage the community to engage in diversifying our schools in this highly segregated neighborhood. We’re looking forward to joining the walk!

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Confused about NYC Middle Schools?

If you’ve got a 5th grader in (non zoned) Dist1 and have questions about applying to Middle School, please join us for this free information session The Public Good is organizing. Register here: https://d1middleschoolinfo.eventbrite.com

The event is co-sponsored with District 1 CEC. The Dept. of Education’s Middle School Admissions office will be joining to provide updates on changes and answer

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Choice and equity

For the past eight years, The Public Good has been actively researching NYC Department of Education (DOE) policies around school choice and choice leads to or is lead by segregation and inequity.

We have been exploring is the link between resources and funding for services such as after-school programs and the socio-economic composition of elementary schools.

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Tricia Davies