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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.
June 12, 2019
Mayor de Blasio invites Asian advocates to Gracie Mansion as SHSAT plan hangs in balance in Albany
The closed-door meeting will be “education-heavy,” according to a City Hall official, but will touch on other issues.
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
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…
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 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."
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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…
March 7, 2019
In New York legislature, little apparent momentum behind bills to eliminate the SHSAT
There appears to be little momentum to ensure the passage of a bill that would get rid of the specialized high school admissions test, or SHSAT, which is the sole criteria for entry into these schools.
And the winner is
February 26, 2019
Jumaane Williams won the special election for NYC public advocate. Here’s where he stands on education issues.
If Williams pursues an education issue, he’ll likely focus on school funding or will push for more diverse schools and faculty.
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