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specialized high schools
May 20, 2019
This Detroit high school will train students to be zoologists
A charter school in Detroit wants to set its students up for success in college zoology programs.
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.
April 10, 2019
Asian students continue to benefit most from program meant to integrate NYC’s specialized high schools
In recent years, the initiative has helped more white and Asian students gain admission to eight city high schools that determine admission based on a single test.
April 8, 2019
Here’s your first chance to tell New York senators how you feel about the city’s segregated specialized high schools
In what is sure to be a heated debate, parents, students, educators, and activists can weigh in on the specialized high schools at the first of a series of public forums.
April 4, 2019
‘It’s happening at other schools, too.’ Students raise questions about admissions policies beyond NYC’s specialized high schools
The students believe the root cause of racist incidents is related to a lack of racial diversity created by an admissions process that gives preference to middle school applicants who live or attend schools in District 2, which includes the surrounding affluent neighborhood.
April 4, 2019
State Sen. John Liu calls New York City’s specialized high school overhaul ‘racist’
State Sen. John Liu called the mayor’s plan for diversifying the specialized high schools “racist” in a video…
April 2, 2019
Majority of New York City voters say scrap the SHSAT, boost diversity at specialized high schools, new poll finds
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to integrate specialized high schools has been booed in public, challenged…
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.
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