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June 20, 2014
In student video, American Studies teachers support admissions changes
Teachers and students at many of the city’s specialized high schools haven’t been shy about voicing their opinion about proposals to change the single-test admissions…
June 9, 2014
City endorses legislative push to diversify elite high schools
Chancellor Carmen Fariña backed a bill on Monday that would require the city’s specialized high schools to use more than a single test score as their student admissions criteria, an effort grounded in the administration’s desire to increase diversity within the eight schools and reduce the emphasis on testing.
June 6, 2014
Brooklyn parent leaders look for political support on school diversity
Frustrated by statistics that show decreasing diversity in their district’s schools, a group of parents in Brooklyn are calling on the city to prioritize school diversity.
June 5, 2014
62 percent of applicants get a public-school pre-K match, but many left waiting
The city began the complicated process of assigning next year’s pre-kindergarten students to seats on Thursday, telling 19,689 families that their child had landed a…
May 29, 2014
IBO: One in five high schoolers has commute of at least 45 minutes
PHOTO: IBO The average high schooler’s commute in 2011-12 was 32 minutes, according to some new number-crunching from the Independent Budget Office. But…
May 28, 2014
Gifted and talented offers see increase in good news (in some districts)
Sixty percent of students who eligible for one of the city's gifted and talented programs next year were offered a seat, the city said Tuesday. That's an uptick of good news from last year, when just 54 percent of the high-scoring students got offers.
May 20, 2014
Sec. Duncan amplifies King’s comments on segregation in city schools
That’s from a speech U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made to a room full of education journalists this afternoon (including the whole Chalkbeat team) at the…
brown at 60
May 14, 2014
In speech on school integration, King takes a dig at the city's enrollment rules
In a speech commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board, State Education Commissioner John King noted that district boundaries and school zones across the state and in New York City have been drawn in a way that "actually foster segregation by class."
April 24, 2014
Reductions in kindergarten waitlists spread across city, minus the Bronx
New data on kindergarten waiting lists released Wednesday show that most school districts saw some relief.
April 22, 2014
New enrollment analysis details charter school sector’s growth
New K-12 enrollment figures show more students are attending charter schools. Where New York City students go to school saw steady change under Mayor…
April 21, 2014
Fewer soon-to-be-kindergarteners waitlisted by new admissions process
The number of students on a waiting list for kindergarten is half of what it was last year, city officials announced Monday—a shift they are attributing to the city’s new application system. There are still more than 1,200 soon-to-be kindergarteners without seats in the school they are zoned for. But that's a marked decline from last year.
March 21, 2014
I navigate high school admissions for my job, and it’s still confusing
A middle school guidance counselor explains how gaps in understanding and resources diminish the power of the high school admissions process.
March 12, 2014
Stressful admissions process ends with sigh of relief for some students
Students whom Chalkbeat met early in the high school admissions process said they were happy with their placements this week. But several said they felt for their classmates who did not get in anywhere.
March 11, 2014
Few black and Hispanic students admitted to top high schools, adding to calls for admissions rules changes
Few black and Hispanic students won seats in eight of the city's specialized high schools this year, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to repeat a campaign trail declaration that the admissions process needs an overhaul.
March 11, 2014
The quieter charter school divide: what you need to know about 'backfill'
Before last year's budget deal made big changes to the way Mayor de Blasio could deal with charter schools in the years ahead, we explained the debate around student retention.
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