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From Harlem to Maine: One High School Senior Finds Her Way

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Hear the story of Mariely Garcia, a high school senior who is leaving the city this fall to attend a small private college in Maine, all expenses paid.

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New Essay Questions On College Applications

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The online application program, know as the common app, has new essay questions for the first time in several years. They're meant to bring out personal stories, and help the students who may receive little counseling or support when it comes to applying to college.

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New Study Identifies 'Opportunity Gap' for Students

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A new report finds students in certain well-off neighborhoods have more access to high-performing middle schools than students from low-income communities in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The Schott Foundation report also concludes that students from low-income, mostly black and Hispanic districts, have fewer experienced teachers and are less likely to attend gifted and talented programs and specialized high schools.

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Low-Income Students Won't Have to Pay for A.P. Exams

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

UPDATED | The city's Department of Education says it has found money to pay for the Advanced Placement exams this spring for low-income students, despite a cut in the federal subsidy for the exams.

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