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Garner Decision Galvanizes NYC High School Activists

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
High school activists are demonstrating, launching Facebook campaigns, and teaching others as the impact of the Eric Garner grand jury decision ripples through their lives.
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Clock Ticks Down on Middle and High School Applications

Monday, December 01, 2014

Dec. 2 is the deadline for New York City families to submit their choices for public middle and high schools. It's also when parents have a lot to say about the, um, unique process.
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Long Awaited School Coming to Upper West Side

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Community members who pushed for a new school in one of Manhattan's fast-growing neighborhood got good news: a combined middle and high school that gives priority to neighborhood families will open in 2015.

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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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Two NYC Students Remember Meeting Mandela

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Two high school students from New York City who met the South African leader as sixth graders in 2009 share their impressions with WNYC. "I shook his hand and even though he was weak and sickly at the time his handshake was one of the firmest I’ve ever had," one student said.

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In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.

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City Defends Late Placements in Selective High Schools

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

“If you didn’t apply for your job, would you get it?” one parent asked a D.O.E. official at a heated meeting about the students who have been placed in selective high schools without being screened. “We’re going to be receiving children who didn’t go through the process at all, while I’ve spent thousands of dollars on my daughter’s artistic development over the course of her life.”

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Managing the Stress of Applying to College

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In our series on the college application process, this high school senior shares how she found guidance from adults at her school and after-school programs who helped her tackle the process while juggling a full load of work and other commitments. Now she is waiting for those acceptance letters to roll in.

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City Breaks Ground on New Beacon High School Facility

Monday, August 13, 2012

Beacon High School is getting a brand new facility on West 44th Street in Manhattan. When construction is done, the screened school will have a cafeteria, a gym, and technology and arts labs. There also will be space for the popular school to accept about 300 more students.

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Remarkable Seniors Recognized

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott is honoring nearly 200 graduating seniors Monday night who have overcome what he calls "remarkable obstacles" to earn their diplomas. One of those students is Daniel Gillen of Beacon High School.

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Private School Tuition in New York City 'Higher Than Harvard's'

Monday, January 30, 2012

Private school tuition rates have been on the rise in the city -- so much so that the annual tuition is hovering on the brink of $40,000 a year, even for the lowest grades. That means that some parents pay more for their child's private school tuition than they would if the child were attending Harvard, The New York Times reported this weekend.

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Crowding Persists, New Education Dept. Data Show

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

UPDATED | New York City public schools were, over all, slightly more crowded last year than the year before. But those overall figures are not really meaningful to the thousands of students who attend schools that are way over capacity. Here is a breakdown of the data by district; borough and school type, and the 100 schools that have the highest rates of utilization.

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