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specialized high schools
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 7, 2018
‘My place is in a school’: Stuyvesant principal Eric Contreras isn’t stepping down after all
Just days after the new school year kicked off, Eric Contreras told parents and students that he changed his mind.
Nixon vs. cuomo
August 28, 2018
Three education issues to listen for during Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo’s only live debate
Cynthia Nixon traces her decision to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo all the way back to her days as a school-funding advocate.
the road to albany
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 20, 2018
Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look at gifted programs
Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role…
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…
inside the doe
August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
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.”
July 31, 2018
Can a proposal to expand gifted classes help integrate New York City’s specialized high schools?
In the battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools, some have argued that the city’s efforts should start…
July 17, 2018
To integrate specialized high schools, are gifted programs part of the problem or the solution?
As debate has erupted in recent weeks over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to overhaul admissions to the city’s most prestigious specialized…
the one that got away
July 3, 2018
Prestigious and public, the Hunter College schools charge hefty fees and admit few poor students
As New York City engages in a lively debate about the lack of diversity at eight elite city high schools, Hunter’s disparities are starker.
June 22, 2018
I’ve spent years studying the link between SHSAT scores and student success. The test doesn’t tell you as much as you might think.
A standardized test does not predict as well as past school performance, indicating that Mayor Bill de Blasio seems headed in the right direction.
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
June 19, 2018
I fight for integrated schools in New York City. I’m also Asian-American. Mayor de Blasio, let’s talk.
Shino Tanikawa explains why she's concerned about the rollout of the mayor's plan to integrate New York City's specialized schools — and how the process can be salvaged.
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