New plan pushes to increase diversity in NYC schools

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Senator Jeffrey Klein is spearheading a new plan that would help prepare middle school students for the exams they need to take to enter high school. It’s part of a new effort to increase diversity in New York City high schools.

Only 10 percent of students admitted to NYC high schools in 2016 were Black or Latino.

Farrah Krenek, actress and ambassador for the 1,000 Dreams Fund, and Larry Cary, head of the Brooklyn Tech alumni association, talked about the importance of diversity within the school system and the new program.

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