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Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools  The New York Times

The controversy surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to integrate the city's specialized high schools just intensified.



Parents Sue New York City Over Mayor’s Plan to Diversify Elite High Schools  The Wall Street Journal

Asian-American civil rights groups and parents filed suit Thursday to block New York City from launching its plan to diversify eight top high schools by giving ...



America Is Sacrificing Black Education for a False Meritocracy  New York Magazine

A plan from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to integrate the city's specialized public high schools has spiraled into a heated debate about race and ...



FDNY: 10 Students Injured On Escalator At Stuyvesant High School  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Several students were reportedly injured on an escalator at Stuyvesant High School on Thursday. According to the FDNY, at least ...



Some Asian American groups have backed the SHSAT, but this one says the exam should go  Chalkbeat New York

In the fight to integrate New York City's coveted specialized high schools, one source of opposition has stood out. Asian parents and alumni have waved signs at ...



The Return of the ‘Bad Boys’ of Chinatown  The New York Times

Their friends call them the Chinatown kai doy — Taishanese for “bad boys.” They shot pool, rode motorcycles, and wanted to be James Dean. People would ...



'My place is in a school': Stuyvesant principal Eric Contreras isn't stepping down after all  Chalkbeat New York

Just days after the new school year kicked off, Eric Contreras told parents and students that he changed his mind.



Stuyvesant High School Principal to Leave Post as Admissions Debate Rages  Wall Street Journal

The principal of Stuyvesant High School said Monday he is leaving the prestigious post to take a senior job at the city Department of Education. Eric Contreras ...



No Ethnic Group Owns Stuyvesant. All New Yorkers Do.  The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan would destroy the best high schools in New York City.



Stuyvesant HS Principal Wont Step Down After All  Patch.com

Stuyvesant HS Principal Won't Step Down After All - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - "After much deliberation" Eric Contreras has decided to remain as the school's principal, ...



The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who've succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change  Chalkbeat New York

As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.



Stuyvesant HS Principal Stepping Down Amid Admissions Debate  Patch.com

Stuyvesant High School Principal Stepping Down - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - Eric Contreras is leaving his prestigious post at the high school in the midst of a debate on ...



Stuyvesant, Other Elite New York Public High Schools Could Admit Students Who Didn’t Pass State Tests  The Wall Street Journal

Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to change admissions for eight specialized high schools could lead to students with markedly lower state test scores getting into ...



Only 1 in 90 Students Offered Place At Stuyvesant High Is Black  Patch.com

Stuyvesant High Releases Admissions Data - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - A little over 1 percent of the eighth graders offered admission to Stuyvesant in 2018 are black.



Everyone needs help getting into Stuyvesant  amNewYork

Not all students have the same resources to get into New York's elite public schools. A new proposal wants to fix that.



3 science and technology events to check out in New York City this weekend  WABC-TV

From a blockchain summit to a lesson in spacesuit design, there's plenty to do if you're on the lookout for upcoming science and tech events. Read on for what to ...



Read what Stuyvesant Principal Eric Contreras had to say about stepping down  Chalkbeat New York

It will be up to a new principal to steer New York City's most prestigious specialized high school through a fierce debate over integration. Principal Eric Contreras ...



Star grad at Stuyvesant High School aims to fight for racial equality and justice - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Queens teenager Venus Nnadi is special by any reckoning, winning admission against the odds to the city's elite high school.



Stuyvesant's valedictorian: Find a way to diversify my school  Crain's New York Business

In speech to class of 2018, its top student calls status quo "broken"



Elite New York High Schools to Offer 1 in 5 Slots to Those Below Cutoff  The New York Times

Specialized high schools will fill 20 percent of seats through the Discovery program, with offers going only to students from low-income middle schools.



The Test That Changed Their Lives  The New York Times

The SHSAT, a grueling one-day exam, is considered a golden ticket into one of New York City's eight prestigious schools, if you score high enough. But the test ...



Who Got Into Stuyvesant and New York’s Other Elite Public High Schools  Wall Street Journal

About 10% of the 5067 students offered places for next fall at New York City's eight public “exam” high schools are black or Latino, despite the city's efforts to ...



This Silicon Valley big wants Stuyvesant HS to stay exclusive  New York Post

Here's one famed Stuyvesant HS graduate who wants to keep its coldly competitive admissions process intact. Silicon Valley savant Naval Ravikant –...



The SHSAT Controversy in New York's Public High Schools  The Atlantic

A fight over admissions is making all too clear the value of securing a seat at one of the city's finest schools.



Without the test, Stuyvesant won't work - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

At the end of my sophomore year at Stuyvesant High School, my AP European History class was required to take the Global History Regents. We hadn't studied ...



Stuyvesant High School Grads Who Fell Ill After 9/11 Urge Former Classmates to Get Screened  NBC New York

Lila Nordstrom was a happy, healthy senior at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in 2001, even after the 9/11 attacks that filled the school's Battery Park ...



Sy Kattelson Dies at 95; Photographer Made Art From Street Life  The New York Times

Sy Kattelson, a photographer and member of the influential Photo League, who captured workaday New York in pictures of nuance and intimacy for half a ...



Noted photographer Sy Kattelson dies at 95; founded Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock in 1961  The Daily Freeman

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Sy Kattelson, a photographer with longtime local ties who developed a following during the 1940s heyday of street photography and later ...



NYC specialized high school numbers update  NY1

Two hundred and fifty rising ninth graders spent the summer in classrooms solving math problems, receiving English instruction and getting advice on how to ...



New York City released its study of the SHSAT. Here's why it won't end the admissions debate.  Chalkbeat New York

The sole exam that determines admission to New York City's elite specialized high schools generally predicts which students are likely to be successful in high ...



Mayor Bill de Blasio and his schools chancellor tried to push Stuyvesant's principal out, but parents brought him back  Crain's New York Business

The mayor and the chancellor tried to push Stuyvesant's principal out, but parents brought him back.



One Elite High School Was Diverse. Then It Got Discovered.  The New York Times

At some of New York City's elite high schools, racial diversity is an issue. At the Brooklyn Latin School, it was considered a core part of the school's identity.



NYCs Top 10 Public High Schools: New Rankings Released  New York City, NY Patch

NEW YORK, NY – New York City's public education system might be mired in controversy with many failing schools, others over-crowded or criticized for their ...



A guide to the controversy around NYC's specialized high schools  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a plan to overhaul admissions to New York City's elite public high schools, inviting some praise and even more ...



Plan to diversify New York's top high schools divides Asian-American groups  NBCNews.com

For Karlin Chan, a Chinatown activist in New York, eliminating a test that decides admissions to eight of the city's specialized public high schools is an affront to ...



‘It’s Premature’: Incoming Judiciary Chairman Warns Against Rush to Impeach  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Representative Jerrold Nadler, the outspoken New York liberal in line to lead the House Judiciary Committee, wants to have a conversation ...



Who Wins, and Who Loses, in the Proposed Plan for Elite Schools?  The New York Times

A school that sends more than 200 students to the specialized schools would get about 20 spots under the new plan, which could upend the city's middle ...



The Roots of the Diversity Crisis at NYC's Elite High Schools | WNYC News  WNYC

A state law passed in 1971 shows the lack of black and Latino students in exam schools may not be an accident.



A Select Few | Spectrum News NY1 | New York City  NY1

NY1 takes a look at the controversy surrounding the test that students take to get into the city's specialized high schools.



Hunter High School Is 9 Percent Black or Hispanic. Why Isn’t It Part of the Diversity Debate?  The New York Times

Segregation at the elite public school that caters to the gifted is just as bad as that at the specialized high schools, but it has mostly escaped scrutiny.



Does Admissions Exam for Elite High Schools Measure Up? No One Knows  The New York Times

The admissions test is supposed to identify students who will thrive at New York City's specialized high schools, but there's scant research showing that it does.



A 3-point plan to increase diversity in NYC's specialized high schools  City & State

Attending the Bronx High School of Science not only afforded me a world-class education, but an incredible opportunity to attend school as part of a diverse ...



Opinion | It's Time to Integrate New York's Best Schools  New York Times

Eighth-grade students at a graduation rehearsal at Pablo Casals Middle School in the Bronx this month. Many of the students took admissions tests for New ...



Closing gap at specialized high schools  amNY

Even as a new school year began Wednesday, many eighth grade students — and their parents — already are looking toward next year, as they begin to ...



New York Jews Sit Out Elite H.S. Admissions Row  Jewish Week

Affirmative action is making waves this summer, in New York and nationally. However, Jewish groups don't appear to be stirring. Mayor Bill de Blasio waded into ...



What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?  New York Times

The test to get into New York's elite public schools has led to debate over school segregation. So how much weight does the test have and what are the ...



Cutting-edge innovation at Stuyvesant High School  Downtown Express

Stuyvesant High School celebrated the grand opening of a new technology-focused learning space at its Chambers Street campus on Mar. 2, which will help ...



Former Stuyvesant High School students raise awareness of 9/11 health rights  WABC-TV

Former students at a Lower Manhattan high school are raising awareness for those suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.



De Blasio’s Plan for NYC Schools Isn’t Anti-Asian. It’s Anti-Racist.  The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York has introduced a plan to change the way students will be chosen for eight of the city's elite specialized high schools. Under his ...



NYC is expanding a program to boost diversity at its elite high schools. But it isn't making a dent.  Chalkbeat New York

For the third year in a row, a smaller share of black and Hispanic students are benefiting from a program designed to boost diversity at the city's elite and ...



'So there I was, figuring it out myself': A Brooklyn teen on why the city's specialized high school prep wasn't enough  Chalkbeat New York

The prep course offered by the city wasn't impressive, senior Hiba Hanoune writes.



Prop falls during Manhattan high school musical, injuring four students - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

At least four Stuyvesant High School students were injured when a prop collapsed during a musical at the lower Manhattan school Thursday.



At Competitive Stuyvesant, Alumni Are Waging a Bitter Contest  The New York Times

Graduates of the prestigious Manhattan high school are battling over how their alumni organization should be run, with some saying money has been wasted.



Stuyvesant serves needy minorities - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

We all agree that the latest admissions statistics for New York City's specialized high schools are unacceptable.



Welcome to Stuyvesant High School—Hostile Takeover High  Bloomberg

Stuyvesant High School's genius alumni do everything well—except raise money. Now a Wall Street clique is seizing control.



Test case: Stuyvesant grads want more diversity, but cautious about scrapping SHSAT  Downtown Express

As parents and politicians fight over Mayor de Blasio's plan to scrap the standardized admissions test for this city's specialized high schools as a way to promote ...



Mayor Blames Albany For Lack Of Diversity In Top NYC High Schools  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Blames Albany For School Diversity Woes - New York City, NY - Mayor de Blasio called for the end of the specialized high schools test, but said the ...



Stuyvesant’s First Co-Ed Class Was 1% Female. Here’s What Life Was Like For Those 13 Women  Fortune

Stuyvesant High School's first co-ed class had only 13 girls. The school started accepting women in 1969 after a lawsuit by Alice DeRivera.



Lowering school standards for diversity's sake hurts all students  USA TODAY

New York's plan to lower standards for the sake of diversity hurts students more than it helps them. Schools should raise the bar instead of lower it.



Student Injured In NYC Attack Went Back To School The Next Day To Keep Up His Perfect Attendance Record  Refinery29

The boy's mom took a car *service* from Brooklyn to Manhattan to help him get to school. He was one of two Stuyvesant students injured in the NYC attack.



Veteran teacher has now watched two terror attacks from inside Stuyvesant High School  WABC-TV

This week's terror attack in lower Manhattan marked the second time Bernard Feigenbaum spent hours sheltering in place from Stuyvesant High School which ...



Opponents of diversifying specialized high schools ignore facts  City & State

One would think, from perusing New York City's local newspapers – or eavesdropping on dinner-table conversations in the city's upper-middle-class ...



State senator facing tough primary pushes to preserve SHSAT  NY1

A Queens state senator is proposing to require city elementary and middle school to have at least one class for gifted students at every grade level.



Pols push bills to diversify top New York City high schools - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

It's a question of equal opportunity ... we want our schools to represent the diversity of our city.”



Ex-Stuyvesant High Librarian Gets 15 Years in Prison for Kidnap-Torture Plot Involving Girls, Women  NBC New York

A retired New York City school librarian has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for scheming to carry out gruesome fantasies of kidnapping, torturing and ...



Find out what your New York City school spends per student  Chalkbeat New York

The New York City education department on Friday released a report detailing per-student funding at every public school across the district, data that shows ...



This Teacher Has Watched 3 Deadly Attacks From Inside Stuyvesant High School  HuffPost

The first one happened when Annie Thoms was a senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City in 1993. A bomb exploded in the parking garage ...



Ex-high schoolers sickened by 9/11 toxins urge others to get screened  New York Post

It's one test that might even scare a Stuyvesant HS graduate. Two former students at the elite lower Manhattan school who were sickened by toxins on 9/11 want.



Stuyvesant High School Offers Just 4 Percent Of Its Seats To Black and Latino Students  Patch.com

NYC Releases Schools Admissions Data - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - New data released on Wednesday shows that the elite Stuyvesant High School offered just 4 ...



Up those numbers: The lack of Black and Brown students at specialized high schools  Amsterdam News

If you were to go to the page for specialized high schools on the New York City Department of Education's website, you would find an overview of each school ...



De Blasio promises to fix admissions to NYC’s elite specialized high schools amid low diversity stats - NY Dai  New York Daily News

Mayor de Blasio vowed to revive his stalled project to remake admissions to the city's elite specialized high schools on Friday, after new admissions data once ...



Evidence on New York City and Boston exam schools  Brookings Institution

Susan Dynarski examines research on the impact of exam schools in NYC and Boston on students test scores and college going. The effect is zero.



Senators introduce bill to diversify specialized high schools  Amsterdam News

Two elected officials want to increase the number of Black and Hispanic students at specialized high schools. At City Hall last week, New York State senators ...



Charter school upsets juggernaut Stuyvesant HS on way to chess crown  New York Post

The US hockey team beating the mighty Soviets at the 1980 Olympics, Mike Tyson being knocked out by Buster Douglas 10 years later — and now this.



The SHSAT: A study guide  NY1

What is the SHSAT? The SHSAT, or Specialized High School Admissions Test, is the test that students take to try and get into one of the city's prestigious ...



Black at Stuyvesant High — One Girl's Experience  New York Times

Rudi-Ann Miller is one of 40 blacks among the 3295 students at New York's Stuyvesant High School. The experience can be isolating, but she has had no ...



Specialized high schools and race  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made waves in June when he called on state lawmakers to eliminate the city's Specialized High School Admissions Test, ...



The Case for Shutting Down Stuyvesant High School, the Best Public School in New York  Slate Magazine

My alma mater, Stuyvesant High School, has been a lightning rod in New York City politics for as long as I can remember. Whenever critics have griped...



Diversify elite schools, for all: Asian-American students have to learn better lessons - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

I am a first-generation Asian-American who fought my way into Stuyvesant High School and beyond to build a better life for myself and my family. Now I am a ...



'Act of terror' unfolds steps from New York City high school, injuring two students  Chalkbeat Colorado

An attack that left eight people dead occurred near Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. Two students on a school bus were injured.



Plan to diversify elite N.Y. schools draws fire from Asians  The Boston Globe

NEW YORK — A plan to diversify New York City's most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate them in recent ...



If Carranza wants to take on screening in New York City, here are 5 things he could do  Chalkbeat New York

Tracking is pervasive in New York City from kindergarten through high school, with 28 percent of all schools sorting students based on grades, test scores and ...



Increasing diversity at specialized schools is a 'moral obligation': DOE chief  New York Post

Department of Education chief Richard Carranza said Tuesday the current enrollment system at the city's specialized high schools has created racial ...



Academic & activist: Stuyvesant grad tapped as 2018 Milken Scholar  Downtown Express

A Stuyvesant High School student has been tapped for a prestigious scholarship program where students are given $10,000 and a lifetime of mentoring and ...



NYC Has 113 Of Americas Best High Schools, US News Says  Patch.com

113 NYC High Schools Ranked As Best In US: Report - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.



Education advocates demand Mayor de Blasio fix race inequity at top schools - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A wave of politicians, advocates and parents pushed Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday to act on the equity crisis engulfing the city's specialized high schools after a ...



Elite high schools see no boost in black, Hispanic students after changes to entrance exams - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Not even changes to long-used entrance exams were enough to get more black and Hispanic students into the city's top high schools this year, according to ...



Stuyvesant High School's new principal looking to make school more diverse  WABC-TV

He is the Interim-Acting Principal at the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, which means Eric Contreras is a pioneer. He is the first Latino ever to head one of ...



A 16-year-old Stuyvesant student is running for state Senate. Here's how he wants to improve city schools  Chalkbeat New York

School segregation and giving students a bigger role in the policymaking process top his agenda.



New York Today: A Back-to-School Preview  The New York Times

Good morning on this heated Wednesday. More than one million New York City children head back to school today. Eliza Shapiro, who covers education for the ...



Mayor Passes The Buck On Elite School Diversity, Experts Say  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Passes Buck On School Diversity, Experts Say - New York City, NY - Education experts don't buy Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim that Albany has to fix the ...



‘A Huge Blind Spot’: Why New York Asians Feel Overlooked  The New York Times

When Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a change in the way students are admitted to the city's most elite public high schools, he was surrounded by dozens of ...



Ex-high school librarian in ‘cannibal cop’ case gets 15 years in prison - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A former Stuyvesant High School librarian busted for his role in the notorious "cannibal cop" case will feast on 15 years behind bars for conspiring to kidnap and ...



Stuyvesant Students Describe Rationale for Cheating  New York Times

Former and current students at Stuyvesant High School say lower-level cheating is part of the culture, and students employ several rationales for choosing to be ...



Lawmakers stage fresh push against Mayor de Blasio's school desegregation plan - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A group of lawmakers and activists is mounting *fresh* push against Mayor de Blasio's controversial plan to desegregate the city's elite specialized high schools.



Stuyvesant's new principal is 'deeply invested' in diversity. But can he make a difference?  Chalkbeat New York

Stuyvesant's first Hispanic principal takes over as the specialized high schools are under increased pressure to diversify.



Couldn’t Get Into Yale? 10 New York City High Schools Are More Selective  The New York Times

Here are some of the most popular New York City high schools with the slimmest admissions rate.



The Elite Eight: Here are the top schools in NYC  New York Post

These New York City schools are the only ones that admit students based solely on their scores on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), ...



The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools  The New York Times

This month, a select group of eighth graders in New York City found out that they were being offered a spot at some of the nation's best high schools, the eight ...



New NYC schools chancellor introduced to teachers, administrators  WABC-TV

New York City's new Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was introduced to hundreds of teachers and administrators attending a workshop at Stuyvesant High ...



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