Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

More High Schools Adjust Admissions to Increase Student Diversity

Friday, August 03, 2018

To better integrate New York City classrooms, education officials are adjusting admissions at 11 schools, giving priority to low-income kids and those still learning English. 

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A Bootcamp for a Big Break...into a Performing Arts High School

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The boot camp is a partnership between Lincoln Center and NYC's Department of Education to help students land a spot at one of the city’s 25 performing arts high schools.


Summer Test-Prep Programs Are the...[Insert Superlative]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Thousands of New York City students are taking a free class to get ready for a high school entrance exam. Hear how they’re coping with grammar lessons on a hot summer day.

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Who Finds Out About Summer Test Prep Can Depend on Race

Monday, July 30, 2018

There’s a huge divide when it comes to information about the test that determines admission to specialized high schools — and it seems to fall along racial lines.  

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Policy Change for NYC's Specialized High Schools

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beenish Ahmed and Wesley Yang discuss the de Blasio administration's plan to designate seats for black and Latino students in NYC's specialized high schools. 

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Asian-American New Yorkers Rally in Opposition to Reform of Elite Specialized High Schools

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mayor de Blasio has triggered an outcry from New York's Asian-American community when he unveiled a proposal to change the city’s specialized high school admissions policy.


Another Zuccotti Park-Style Encampment, This Time Over Immigration

Monday, July 02, 2018

The group offers connections to legal help, food and medical support.


Record Absentee Votes Cast in the Mexican Election But Some in New York Feel Far Removed

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Nearly 181,000 registered to cast votes in some of nearly 1,800 races.


Teachers, Alumni Support HS Tutoring Program Changes

Friday, June 15, 2018

At least a few Brooklyn Tech teachers back moves to expand access to the city's top schools.

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Albany Tables Bill to End Specialized High School Test

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Critics say it's no surprise that lawmakers took a pass on the legislation for now, given that the mayor introduced his plan during the waning days of the current legislative session.


City Council Demands School Metal Detector Data From NYPD

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

"This was not a recommendation to the police department,” City Council Member Mark Treygar told WNYC. “This is a law."


Outrage, Applause Greets de Blasio's Bid to Reform Elite High Schools

Monday, June 04, 2018

Some alumni expressed concern that the proposal to end the test-based policy would make it so there’s nothing special about specialized high schools anymore.

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A Class Debates the Importance of Having Male Teachers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A teacher and his students weigh what it takes to connect — and how much race should play a role.

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Black Stuyvesant Alumni Reflect On Dismal Representation At Their High School

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ten out of 902 seats at the competitive high school were offered to black students for the fall. It wasn't always like that. Some notable black alumni recall how Stuy was for them.

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America's Largest School Districts Try for Bold Reforms

Thursday, May 03, 2018

With school protests simmering across the country, America's two largest school systems, Los Angeles and New York City, are charting new courses for the future.  


Report: School Choice Makes NYC Schools More Segregated

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

A study of enrollment data for New York City finds that 40 percent of students do not attend their zoned neighborhood school for kindergarten. 

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A Bronx High School Protests Its Closure

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“If the school closes down, I’m not gunna go to school no more,” one Crotona Academy Student said.


Schools Chancellor Implores City Students Not to Walk Out on Friday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Richard Carranza said the walkout to commemorate the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting is different from last month's walkout to honor Parkland victims. 

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After #MeToo, A Teacher Tackles Gender Roles In Her Classroom

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For one teacher, the #MeToo movement seemed to be everywhere — except in her Lower Manhattan high school. So she brought the debate to her students. 


Chancellor Carranza Talked to Students About What Matters to Them

Monday, April 16, 2018

He failed in the most endearing way.