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New Public School in Brooklyn Looks to Add Diversity

P.S. 133 in Park Slope just opened a new $66 million building, and they're also adopting a new admissions model as well. According to GothamSchools, the new school will draw students from the broader neighborhood to help diversify the classrooms:

Instead of drawing students from its old zone in District 13, the school accepts students from across all of District 13 and adjoining District 15. A third of seats are earmarked for students from District 13, and 30 percent of kindergarten seats are reserved for English language learners and children who quality for free or reduced-price lunch.

It’s the first time the Bloomberg administration has engineered a specific mix of students based on socioeconomic status and English proficiency. The admissions process also marks a collaboration between two districts with markedly different demographics.

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