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specialized high schools admissions test
October 17, 2019
Wealthy group of SHSAT backers are ready for round two in Albany
New York City’s elite specialized high schools are under pressure to diversify their largely white and Asian student bodies.
October 1, 2019
The sponsor of de Blasio’s controversial SHSAT bill is backing a new strategy
Barron's acknowledgment that he won't resubmit the controversial bill is another blow to the mayor’s plan.
September 24, 2019
Mayor’s plan to diversify specialized high school could raise admissions standards at other campuses
The mayor’s plan to diversify specialized high schools could make other competitive high schools even harder to get into, according to a new report.
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
June 18, 2019
Clock running out in New York legislature for SHSAT bill, even as sponsor looks to future
Legislators made last-minute efforts to rally behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the entrance exam at the city’s specialized high schools.
May 10, 2019
Carranza in the hot seat during Assembly’s specialized high school hearing
The questions and criticism came during the state’s first formal public hearing in New York City over how students are admitted to the eight elite high schools.
March 28, 2019
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposes eliminating SHSAT process, and adding new ‘elite’ schools
The speaker also wants to create of a new set of “elite” schools with their own competitive admissions criteria, as well as institute a slew of other measures that have been floated by observers on all sides of the integration debate.
March 19, 2019
By the numbers: New York City’s specialized high school offers
Once again, few black and Hispanic students received offers to attend New York City’s most prestigious high schools. Taking…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, other politicians debate SHSAT at lively education town hall
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t say whether she supports a city-backed proposal to get rid of the admissions exam for those elite schools in an effort to make them more diverse, but she questioned why all city schools don’t have similarly stellar reputations.
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March 4, 2019
Still waiting in New York City: As lawsuit drags on, high school admissions offers are delayed
Today was supposed to be the day that high school admissions offers would land in the inboxes of anxious students. But…
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