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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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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

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“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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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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Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Students at an education conference said it was time to tear down the wall between their digital lives outside of school and in school, where much access to technology is restricted.

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For Teenagers, "Bully" Is Tough to Watch, but Important to Discuss

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The documentary "Bully" goes into wider theatrical release on Friday with a newly negotiated PG-13 rating. Some city teens and parents went to view it this week during school vacation, and say the documentary really touches a nerve.

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The First Marking Period Is Over. How Did SchoolBook Do?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

At SchoolBook, we are assessing the site every day, discussing tweaks and larger changes, and testing the experience against our expectations. If we were issuing ourselves a progress report, SchoolBook at three months has probably earned a ... well, you tell us. Meanwhile, here are a few things that are on our agenda for improvement.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Has an Ivy League Visitor

Friday, November 11, 2011

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, visited Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where she talked with 200 high school juniors and seniors about the college application process. “Are you anxious about getting into college?” Dr. Guttman asked. "You're not human if you're not anxious."

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