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Schoolbook

Find 'Hidden Gems' Among NYC Middle Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few middle schools get a massive number of applications every year, as if they were the only good options. WNYC unearthed a handful of schools with strong reviews but few applicants.
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Schoolbook

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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Schoolbook

New York City Gives Pre-K Programs More Time to Recruit Students

Monday, October 06, 2014

There are still a lot of empty pre-kindergarten seats so education officials have extended the deadline for programs to report their final enrollment numbers.
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Help for NYC Parents Facing Middle School Admissions Maze

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The process of applying to a New York City public middle school just got a little easier. If you sign up, we'll send a weekly email to guide you through the process, step by step.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deep Dive: Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Before and After Fisher v. UT

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Fisher vs. UT-Austin that throws the future of affirmative action policies into question. William Darity Jr., Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University and Co-Director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, discusses the origins of affirmative action in America and where it stands today. Then Peter Schmidt, senior writer covering affirmative action at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action, talks about the methods public and private colleges and universities are using to increase diversity on campus. Plus: Your calls on how your life story intersects with affirmative action policies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SchoolBook: High School Admissions

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Parents and students find out NYC High school admissions on Friday. Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, discusses the effect of tutoring and test prep.

 

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WNYC News

As Supreme Court Weighs Race and Admissions, Area Schools Watch and Wait

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday on whether the University of Texas at Austin wrongly discriminated against a white woman who sought admission in 2008. The decision could have broad implications, and a wide range of interested parties in New York City are watching the case closely.

Is affirmative action racism? See what WNYC viewers thought.

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Schoolbook

Admissions Letters for Gifted and Talented Programs Go Out

Friday, May 25, 2012

New York's youngest public school students began hearing on Friday whether they received admission to one of 89 gifted and talented programs throughout the city.

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To Be Black at Stuyvesant High School: Readers Respond

Monday, February 27, 2012

The story of Rudi-Ann Miller, a 17-year-old senior at Stuyvesant High School and one of the school’s few black students, drew a wide range of responses from readers — many of them Stuyvesant alumni — on the topic of merit-based admission.

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WNYC News

Blacks, Latinos Still Small Fraction of Accepted Students at Selective High Schools

Friday, February 11, 2011

More city students are applying to and being offered admissions to the most selective public high schools, but only five percent of those offered admission were Hispanic and six percent were black.

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