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Report: More Barriers to Diversity at Specialized High Schools Than Test

Friday, March 06, 2015

Holistic admissions criteria may only modestly diversify the racial make-up at New York City's most competitive high schools. A new approach would benefit one group, however: girls. 
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Nearly Half of NYC High School Applicants Accepted to First Choice

Thursday, March 05, 2015

About 92 percent of students got into at least one of their high school choices. But almost 6,000 students didn't get a match and will have to reapply in Round 2.
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NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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One Middle School Pushes Families to Focus on the HS Application Process

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All the teachers at a Lower East Side school know how to help students apply to high schools. Last year, 90 percent of them got into one of their top three choices last year.
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The Sound of Gratitude

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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High school students played beautiful music in our performance space, using instruments donated through WQXR's instrument drive.

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Lawmakers Tackle Specialized High Schools Admissions

Monday, June 09, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of New York City's public school students are black or Latino yet they make up just 9 percent of the students enrolled in the top high schools this year. A state proposal aims to change that equation with different admissions criteria.

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How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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Almost Half of NYC Students Get Top Choice for High School

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The numbers are in. Most students matched with a top choice for high school but the dust is still settling as families of eighth graders contemplate the transition.

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Chart: Manhattan Advantage in Public High School Admissions

Monday, March 10, 2014

You may or may not know that it's rare for students outside of Manhattan's School District 2 to get into one of the district's best high schools. We have a chart that shows you just how rare.

 

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You Can Exhale Now. Maybe. High School Acceptances Out This Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices? 

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Chancellor Fields Questions from Teachers on New Evaluations

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Schools Chancellor stopped by the WNYC studios to talk about the double whammy educators are facing this year, with a new teacher evaluation system and brand new curricula tied to the Common Core standards. Teachers had lots of questions for him. Take a listen.

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Stuyvesant Grants Honorary Diploma to Student Who Died

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Two years after she was fatally struck by a car while riding her bicycle, Aileen Chen was given an honorary diploma by Stuyvesant High School during Tuesday’s graduation ceremony.

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Principal Kvells Over Spelling Bee Champ Who Won With 'Knaidel'

Friday, May 31, 2013

Arvind Mahankali took home the top prize from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. His supporters at J.H.S. 74 were thrilled. Principal Armstrong said the eighth grader is a boy with wide interests who, after placing third two years in a row, was determined to nail it this year.

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Most Eighth Graders Matched to a High School of Their Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

The computer has spoken and high school matches are out: Of the more than 63,000 eighth graders who applied, 90 percent received a match to one of their choices.

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Debate of Single-Test Admissions Policy Divides on Access and Race

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In just a few days, New York City’s eighth graders will find out which high schools they got into. When it comes to the specialized high schools, chances are good that the students accepted will not reflect the overall student population. "It's the test prep that helps them get in," said a critic of the single-test admissions rule. "Not what they're learning in school."

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Around Sunset Park, Tutoring is Key to Top High Schools

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This week eighth graders will find out if they were accepted to the city’s most competitive high schools. Judging from past admissions data, most students will come from middle to upper class neighborhoods. But there's also a low-income section of Brooklyn where families have figured out what it takes to get in.

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A Charter Booster Says He's Helping Parents Find New Choices

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A controversial charter school planned for Northern Brooklyn got a big boost from a local supporter of charters. We sat down with Eric Grannis, of the Tapestry Project, to ask why he thought the community needed a new charter. He said he met with parents to hear what they wanted, and then picked a school that fit that description. But he insists the drive to approve the school at tonight's Panel for Educational Policy meeting came from the families, not him.

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Ten Schools Where Graduation Rates Don't Equal "College Ready"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now that the city is measuring how well high schools prepare their students for college, the data reveals some schools post high graduation rates but very low college readiness rates. SchoolBook charted the 10 schools with the biggest gaps and found the difference between a graduation rate and a college readiness rate could be larger than 70 percentage points. But officials insist that doesn't mean the schools aren't serving their students.

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The Scoop From a Survey of School Papers

Monday, November 26, 2012

Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.

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Brooklyn Latin Students Say Diversity Improves School

Friday, October 12, 2012

A recent legal complaint charges that the city’s admissions policy to specialized high schools excludes black and Latino students, particularly at Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. What’s it like to attend the specialized high school with the highest percentage of black and Latino students? Students from Brooklyn Latin tell us.

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