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specialized high schools
here's the plan
June 2, 2018
After long wait, de Blasio backs plan to overhaul admissions at New York City’s elite high schools
After sustained pressure from advocates, Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing a two-step plan to reform admissions at eight of the city’s elite high schools.
sorting the students
June 2, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio: Our specialized schools have a diversity problem. Let’s fix it.
We are living with monumental injustice, de Blasio writes.
question and answer
May 22, 2018
New York City lawmakers press Richard Carranza on paid parental leave, counselors, and school accessibility
Council members pressed the new schools chief on some of the mayor’s spending priorities during the nearly four-hour hearing.
April 16, 2018
‘So there I was, figuring it out myself’: A Brooklyn teen on why the city’s specialized high school prep wasn’t enough
The prep course offered by the city wasn't impressive, senior Hiba Hanoune writes.
April 9, 2018
NYC is expanding a program to boost diversity at its elite high schools. But it isn’t making a dent.
The mayor has taken heat in recent weeks after new data revealed that the city has failed to increase diversity at specialized schools.
March 16, 2018
Pressed on specialized high school admissions rules, de Blasio says he’ll talk to his lawyers
"I'll revisit it because I want to find any form of action I can possibly find."
March 7, 2018
Few black and Hispanic students receive admissions offers to New York City’s top high schools — again
Four years and an entire chancellorship after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to diversify New York City’s most elite high schools, the schools…
February 1, 2018
Is your school a ‘Reward’ school? Here’s the list of schools honored for their high scores
64 New York City schools made the list out of 155 across the state.
June 21, 2017
City pols’ report questions the fairness of starting new gifted classes in third grade
Most gifted programs start in kindergarten, with admission based on the results of formal tests.
The big sort
May 5, 2017
Extreme academic sorting brings vastly different graduation rates in New York City high schools
High school graduation rates vary by about 38 percentage points among New York City schools, depending on the school’s admissions method. That’s according to…
April 17, 2017
Does gifted education help pave the way to specialized high schools? Here’s what we know
The way Sam Adewumi sees it, the lack of diversity in New York City’s elite specialized high schools is largely a pipeline problem. And…
April 6, 2017
More children took gifted tests in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but the number of children qualifying stayed the same
The number of entering kindergartners who took the test went up 14.5 percent.
March 31, 2017
With diversity still dismal at specialized schools, New York City officials and parents shift focus to gifted programs
One common theme is emerging: The city needs to start earlier if it wants to include more black and Hispanic students in gifted and specialized high schools.
A better way
March 14, 2017
Parents and city officials hope to tackle inequity in gifted education, specialized high schools
New York City's gifted programs and elite specialized high schools are starkly segregated.
running in place
March 10, 2017
New York City expanded its efforts to boost diversity at elite specialized high schools. So why hasn’t the needle budged?
“We need the education department to lead the charge on this one.”
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