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The Next Step: Prioritizing Equity and Recovery in NYC High School Admissions

The Next Step urges New York City to implement desegregative reforms critically needed for middle and high school admissions. The report provides a policy roadmap and calls for three substantial reforms that can be implemented in this moment and provide building blocks for a more equitable future.

Public Schools, Public Oversight: Principles and Policy Recommendations During COVID-19 and Beyond 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE

This is an executive summary and update to the May 2020 report, which focused on New York City high school admissions to highly-selective screened programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and set out principles and recommendations for the Mayor and New York City Department of Education to consider.

Public Schools, Public Oversight: Principles and Policy Recommendations During COVID-19 and Beyond

The report focuses on New York City high school admissions to highly-selective screened programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and sets out principles and recommendations for the Mayor and New York City Department of Education to consider.

 

Screened Out: The Lack of Access to NYC Screened Program Admissions Criteria.

This policy brief is the culmination of the center’s year-long fact-finding effort of the admissions process for NYC public high school screened programs and their use of “rubrics,” or admissions guidelines. Rubrics dictate how screened programs evaluate and rank student applicants. Access to rubrics is critical to helping parents and students understand how programs select applicants and, in turn, how students evaluate their own viability as candidates. 

DENIED: How Economic Abuse Perpetuates Homelessness For Domestic Violence Survivors

This report examines the economic abuse faced by domestic violence survivors. The report concludes that economic abuse perpetrated against domestic violence survivors poses significant barriers to survivor stability and self-sufficiency, particularly in creating challenges to securing stable housing, and that there is an urgent need for policy reform and enhanced civil legal services in this area. The Domestic Violence and Consumer Law Working Group, in collaboration with a variety of legal services advocates and domestic violence services providers, issued this report.  The Feerick Center established the Working Group in 2006 and continues to lead and support its efforts.

Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in New York: A struggle for Identity and Inclusion - A Participatory Action Research Study - PARS

A first account of unaccompanied immigrant youths' needs and insights into practical challenges related to their interaction with key systems in New York. This report is a collaboration among researchers, youth and community-service providers to assess the needs and circumstances of unaccompanied immigrant youth living in the New York City metropolitan area.

Special Provisions for Immigration Youth: Model State Statute

A working group composed of law students and experts in immigration and family law formed to develop this report to provide model statutory language aimed at promoting uniformity across jurisdictions as well as the right of all SIJS (Special Immigrant Juveniles Status)-eligible immigrant children to access their respective state court systems.

Findings from a Survey of Lawyers Representing Immigrant Youth Eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in NYS Family Court

A survey of lawyers representing immigrant youth has found that these young people routinely encounter obstacles in attempting to access New York State’s family courts.

Improving Parent Feedback for New York City Child Welfare System

This report is based on a Convening on Developing Parent Feedback Models for the New York City Child Welfare System that took place at Skadden Arps law firm on March 1, 2013.

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