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Specialized high schools overhaul
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January 31, 2019
What New York City’s specialized high schools would have looked like under an admissions overhaul, according to a new report
If the mayor’s controversial proposal to overhaul admissions at specialized high schools were in place last year, more girls would have been…
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
July 31, 2018
Can a proposal to expand gifted classes help integrate New York City’s specialized high schools?
In the battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools, some have argued that the city’s efforts should start…
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
June 7, 2018
Cynthia Nixon on specialized schools: ‘We need them to be more racially diverse’
The comments are the most specific Nixon has made about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase diversity at the city’s top high schools.
sorting the students
June 7, 2018
How one Manhattan district has preserved its own set of elite high schools
The laser-focus on specialized schools leaves out hundreds of other schools and programs across the system whose policies also segregate students by race and class.
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
June 4, 2018
A Chalkbeat cheat sheet: The Specialized High School Admissions Test overhaul
If you are just catching up, here’s what you should know about the city’s plans.
Take the test
June 4, 2018
Everybody is talking about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Here’s what it looks like
The test stands at the center of a contentious debate that blew open last weekend over the stark underrepresentation of black and Hispanic students there.
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