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Policy Reports Archive: 1980-89

Policy Reports Archive: 1980-89

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Learning in Limbo: The Educational Deprivation of Homeless Children  
This report addresses the effects of homelessness on education.

Immigrant Children: Challenges and Opportunities for Our Schools 
This report examines the problems that recently arrived immigrant children face within the public school system.
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Meeting Adolescent Need: Four Effective Middle Schools 
This study describes several middle schools that serve poor and minority students more effectively than most middle schools in the New York City public school system. Advocates for Children of New York provides an analysis of how each school carried out its typical functions.


Report of the New York Hearing on the Crisis in Public Education 
This report examines the public hearing on "Our Children at Risk: The Crisis in Public Education" that was organized by Advocates for Children of New York and co-sponsored by Statewide Youth Advocacy. The hearing focused on three areas that are key to inequity: the denial of equal access to school resources, the denial of equal quality in the learning process, and the denial of open futures in the link between school and work.

Public High Schools, Private Admissions: A Report on New York City Practices 
This report focuses on how certain unzoned public high school programs are selective in their admissions practices and the negative effect of these practices on low-income, predominantly minority school districts.
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