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admissions and enrollment
July 2, 2015
Why New York City’s high school admissions process only works most of the time
In his new book, Alvin E. Roth offers an economist's answer to an important question: Why do some NYC eighth graders still not get into any high schools of their choice?
Making the grade
July 1, 2015
After rule changes, fewer students held back, sent to summer school
The number of students headed to summer classes has fallen to its lowest level in six years and the share of students held back a grade has declined by half.
annals of transparency
June 17, 2015
De Blasio signs law requiring new school diversity reports
The School Diversity Accountability Act will require the city to account for any steps it takes to advance diversity in schools and programs citywide.
June 9, 2015
Changes to high school guide reflect new push for community schools, family-friendly data
The newest guide continues the city's bid to make school data more family-friendly by emphasizing absolute performance, not progress or comparisons to other schools.
the road to 70000
June 8, 2015
As city plans pre-K year two, most families get a top-choice offer
The event followed the city’s rollout of a unified enrollment system that let parents apply to both district schools and community organizations offering pre-K next year.
June 5, 2015
City to reduce number of latecomer students sent to Renewal high schools
The move offers some relief from one enrollment quandary facing the city's low-performing schools.
By the numbers
May 28, 2015
City’s struggling schools face another annual test: enrollment
The city’s efforts to turn around nearly 100 long-struggling schools are likely to run up against enrollment roadblocks, according to an IBO analysis.
G&T by the numbers
May 27, 2015
Gifted and talented offer rate rises, while sharp disparities remain
The city offered seats in its accelerated programs to 66 percent of eligible students who applied, up from 60 percent last year.
April 22, 2015
IBO: Students at elite high schools come from wealthier neighborhoods
Just 11 percent of specialized high school students live in the city's poorest areas, compared to 30 percent of other students, according to the education data watchdog.
April 14, 2015
72 percent of families get top kindergarten pick as fewer schools have waitlists
Still, 10 percent of the nearly 68,000 families that applied did not get matched with any of the schools on their applications.
By the numbers
March 12, 2015
District and charter schools post similar attrition rates, as enrollment debate presses on
New research shows that low-performing students leave charter and district at similar rates. But a debate about what that means for charters is growing increasingly feisty.
March 6, 2015
Fariña: SHSAT should count for some, not all, of specialized HS admission decisions
"What percentage is valid? I certainly think between 60 and 70 percent for the test, makes sense, to keep the test," Chancellor Fariña said.
By the numbers
March 5, 2015
Share of black, Hispanic students offered specialized high school seats remains low
Few black and Hispanic students won admission to eight of the city's specialized high schools this year as their admissions process faces continued scrutiny.
March 5, 2015
New report challenges de Blasio’s strategy for upping diversity in specialized HSs
Nixing the SHSAT would increase the share of white and Hispanic students admitted, reduce the share of Asian students, and in some cases reduce the share of black students.
March 4, 2015
Recruitment, finance troubles force closure of charter school that opened in Tweed
Innovate Manhattan, which got its start in the Department of Education headquarters, will close its doors at the end of this year.
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