Only in NYC: High School Selection Scramble

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stuyvesant High School (jim.henderson/wikimedia commons)

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and discusses the school evaluation reports released yesterday.

Then, Clara Hemphill, senior editor at at The New School, offers guidance for students and parents deep in the public high school admissions process, with the deadline just after the holiday.



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Comments [4]

NYCmom from Manhattan

I wish Beth, Clara or Brian had addressed the wildly unfair situation that exists with D2 kids getting priority at their district's high schools - they have some high-performing schools that kids elsewhere used to have some access to. Last year, that got killed. Why, in a system that claims to be 'citywide', is D2 allowed to preserve this priority situation??

Nov. 15 2013 10:22 AM
John from Queens

Going to college out of state, it's always funny to talk about high schools in nyc, because most people are accustomed to having one default school in their town/county, possibly a magnet or two. The test schools and the competitive programs are totally foreign to non-New Yorkers.
It's nice to have choices, but isn't there a better way? Is the stress on families and children really necessary?

Nov. 14 2013 10:38 AM
tom marlow from Staten Island

Bard High School Early College (Manhattan & Queens) takes transfer students in 10th grade and year 1 of the college program.

Nov. 14 2013 10:34 AM
Joe from nearby

I heard on WNYC's newscast this morning that a highly qualified special ed teacher testified in Albany that she received mediocre evaluations because the scoring doesn't factor in that her students are special ed.

Now why in the world wouldn't they take that into account? Doesn't seem fair. Are they out to get special ed teachers?

Nov. 14 2013 08:07 AM

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