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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…
December 21, 2018
What happened in New York City education this year — and what to expect in 2019
Here’s our look back at the headline-grabbing moments of 2018 — and what parents, students, and educators should watch out for in the new year.
December 19, 2018
More than 70 Manhattan parents pen letter to local officials supporting de Blasio’s specialized high schools plan
Seventy-seven District 2 parents wrote a letter to the Community Education Council, state lawmakers, and City Council members supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal, which would grant admission to the schools to the top 7 percent of middle schoolers using metrics such as GPA and state test scores.
December 17, 2018
We talked to longtime city politician John Liu about his priorities for the Senate’s subcommittee for NYC education
Education was already poised to be an area of high interest in Albany this year, with several hot button issues…
December 13, 2018
The SHSAT helps Manhattan families like mine. I finally stood up last week to say that’s wrong.
Choosing schools in New York City can be a formidable challenge. That was evident at a Community Education Council meeting in District…
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…
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