Taking the Plunge

Students design their ideal high school at a weekend enrichment program by the Educational Alliance on the Lower East Side. Scott P., center, is an eighth grader who hopes to get into LaGuardia H.S.

As round two of the public high school selection process in New York City begins, two principals from new schools discuss their mission. Seung Yu of the Academy for Software Engineering and Bernardo Ascona of the new Union Square Academy for Health Sciences explain. Then, John Horgan returns for another conversation on his book and our series on The End of War. Plus: the politics of gasoline prices; and Felicia Lee, a swimmer, talks about her work to get on the Olympic team.