At all 10 middle schools in District 13, students who come from low-income families or live in temporary housing will be given an admissions preference that applies to 57% of each school’s seats. That matches the average for those students across the district, according to education department officials.

Since race and economic status are often intertwined, it’s possible the admissions preference leads to diversity when it comes to both race and income levels.

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Middle schools in Brooklyn’s District 13 will give an admissions preference to students from low-income families and those living in temporary housing, in a move that could help create more diverse classrooms. Karen Pulfer Focht/Chalkbeat Middle schools in a diverse corner of Brooklyn will implement admissions changes this year […]


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