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December 5, 2018
‘Smooth sailing’ or ‘left behind’: The student voices in a charged debate over NYC’s high school admissions
At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose…
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
November 14, 2018
Some Asian American groups have backed the SHSAT, but this one says the exam should go
In the fight to integrate New York City’s coveted specialized high schools, one source of opposition has stood out. Asian…
November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
November 1, 2018
NYC is offering the SHSAT during school hours to boost diversity, but it’s mostly benefitting white and Asian students
Despite those results, city officials are expanding the program significantly this year.
October 22, 2018
Rise & Shine: Voters in 13 states to consider ballot initiatives tied to education this November
TESTED Families talked about the SHSAT, used for admissions decisions at the city’s specialized high schools, prior to taking the test over the…
October 19, 2018
Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city’s most coveted…
October 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: Brush up your SHSAT–testing for New York City’s specialized high schools begins
COLLATERAL DAMAGE School-based health clinics that partially rely on reimbursements from Medicaid could suffer if a new federal proposal is adopted…
October 10, 2018
Rise & Shine: What the U.S. can learn from other countries’ approach to early-childhood education
DO SOMETHING In a speech to the Hispanic Education Summit on Tuesday, schools Chancellor Carranza said the city was “getting ready to do…
October 9, 2018
Carranza says the city could get rid of the SHSAT at 5 specialized schools on its own, contradicting de Blasio
Carranza’s comments, which came during a fiery speech at the Hispanic Education Summit, represent a rare break from the mayor.
September 21, 2018
Charter schools, funding, and the SHSAT: What we’re watching if Democrats flip New York’s Senate
New York education policymaking has been defined by predictable splits between the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-controlled Senate. That could change.
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August 23, 2018
Union chief says de Blasio’s plan to scrap the SHSAT is going nowhere in Albany
“I don’t believe at this point in time it can pass in the next legislative session because it has been so highly politicized,” said UFT president Michael Mulgrew.
August 14, 2018
New data show how few black and Hispanic students benefit from New York City’s specialized high school diversity program
The Discovery program aims to promote diversity by offering admission to students from low-income families who score just below the entrance exam cutoff.
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
August 3, 2018
New York City released its study of the SHSAT. Here’s why it won’t end the admissions debate.
“This is going to be used as a Rorschach test where people will see what they want to see in it.”
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