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specialized high schools
April 1, 2019
How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.
The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.
March 28, 2019
‘I wish I had done it better’: de Blasio reflects on the rollout of his specialized high school plan
“When we rolled out the vision on specialized high schools it was by no means trying to create a negative or divisive situation,” he told reporters.
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
March 22, 2019
De Blasio decries ‘segregation’ amid specialized high school debate — a term he has avoided
"That’s why we’re doing something bold here, and we’re saying we’re not going to live by this old system that has perpetuated massive segregation."
hear me out
March 21, 2019
As controversy over the SHSAT heats up, lawmakers call for forums to ‘hear every single voice’
The statistics showed that yet again, a little more than 10 percent of offers to specialized high schools went to black and Hispanic students, with just seven black students receiving offers to the coveted Stuyvesant High School.
March 20, 2019
I’m an Asian American graduate of Brooklyn Tech. Please don’t use me as a wedge in your education lawsuit.
I’d like to see the city start by building more schools, beefing up curriculum by teaching ethnic studies, and decreasing class sizes, among other common-sense solutions.
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…
March 19, 2019
New York Assembly wants to hold hearings on admission to specialized high schools
The hearings would be a significant step in the debate over a de Blasio administration proposal to scrap the single test that students take to get into the elite schools, which is viewed as a barrier to entry for students of color.
March 18, 2019
As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students
As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain…
make me an offer
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…
February 25, 2019
New York City can move forward with specialized high school changes aimed at integration, judge rules
Plans to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools can move forward as a lawsuit targeting the admissions…
February 12, 2019
An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.
The group’s recommendations do not clarify how they should be implemented, and the responsibility for translating them into policy will fall to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
February 12, 2019
De Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group issues its first report — but it doesn’t touch the SHSAT or gifted and talented
After integration advocates found themselves underwhelmed by official plans to spur more diversity in New York City schools…
February 7, 2019
Debate over SHSAT divides candidates for public advocate during NY1 debate
The mayor’s plan to eliminate the single exam used to determine admissions at the city’s specialized high schools divided candidates for public advocate during a…
January 18, 2019
Four takeaways from New York City’s response to discrimination charges in specialized high schools lawsuit
New York City lawyers are asking a judge to allow the education department to move forward with admissions changes…
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