How a Legal Footnote Stymied Efforts to Desegregate New York City Schools  |  Listen

A Farm, Tended by Tweens, Grows on a Brooklyn Rooftop |   Read

Nearly a year after NYC principals float diversity plans, city has yet to sign off  |  Read 

The city’s opt-out movement, by the numbers  |  Read

In Brooklyn’s District 13, a task force aims to
engineer socioeconomic integration  |  Read







Arts & Letters students organized a peaceful protest to make their voices heard in the cry for justice.

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The Art of Speaking, in Chalk

May 2010  |  For the past few months, middle school students at the Urban Assembly Academy of Arts & Letters have been on a crusade to “Say the Right Thing!” to one another. Middle school is a time to learn about how we can use words to build one another up, to resolve conflicts and, unfortunately, to hurt. We’ve been trying to turn this idea around by trying to say the right thing at all times.  |  Read the full article.