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Being black at Stuyvesant: Two students on what it’s like for African Americans at the specialized high school  New York Daily News

In recent years, the lack of black and Latino students at New York City's specialized high schools, and proposals to change that, has animated a citywide debate ...

Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails  The New York Times

Opposition from Asian lawmakers and a billionaire's lobbying push helped block Bill de Blasio's plan to desegregate New York's specialized schools.

Our bad! Stuyvesant HS officials misspell word on certificates for top seniors  New York Daily News

Administrators at Stuyvesant High School, the city's academically top-ranked public school, awarded more than 400 "Certificates of Achievement' to its ...

Bill de Blasio: Missing in Action  The Nation

Was New York's mayor too busy campaigning for president to do something about the city's segregated elite public schools?

State Senate won't back de Blasio plan to overhaul high school admissions  New York Post

Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial plan to scrap the single admissions test that determines entry into the city's specialized high schools is dead this year, a key ...

So Many Graduations. So Many Emotions.  The New York Times

Every June, New York City is filled with students deep in their feels.

How the Few Black and Hispanic Students at Stuyvesant High School Feel  The New York Times

Of the 3300 students at Stuyvesant in New York City, 3 percent are Hispanic and just under 1 percent are black.

New York City High Schools’ Endless Segregation Problem  The Atlantic

Seven black students were accepted to Stuyvesant High School this year. Five years ago, the number was exactly the same.

Only 7 Black Students Got Into Stuyvesant, N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots  The New York Times

The tiny number of black students offered admission to New York City's elite public high schools adds pressure on officials to confront the challenge of ...

The seven-figure campaign to thwart NYC elite school plan — Cuomo signs farm workers' bill — Up to 2700 MTA jobs at stake in reoganization  Politico

Widespread outrage greeted the news that only seven black students were admitted this year to Manhattan's selective Stuyvesant High School, but Mayor Bill de ...

Stop Fixating on One Elite High School, Stuyvesant. There Are Bigger Problems.  The New York Times

Exclusive options in public education, like Stuyvesant High School, will never lead the way to a fairer America.

A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar  The New York Times

A once-obscure program named Discovery has become an unexpected flash point in a local debate about specialized school admissions and the national fight ...

Cheating remains 'huge issue' at elite Stuyvesant High School  New York Post

Cheating remains a plague at Stuyvesant High School, where some parents will “do anything” to help their kids get ahead, according to a teacher who spoke out ...

How New York's Elite Public Schools Lost Their Black and Hispanic Students  The New York Times

Donna Lennon will never forget when she learned she had won a seat at Stuyvesant High School, one of the nation's most revered and selective public schools.

‘Kids Need a Good Start’: Readers Debate Admissions at Elite N.Y.C. Schools  The New York Times

The drop in black and Hispanic student admissions to New York's specialized high schools led to an impassioned discussion among readers with personal ...

Autistic man disappears from program at Stuyvesant High School  New York Daily News

An autistic man vanished Friday from a Department of Education program at Manhattan's prestigious Stuyvesant High School, officials said. Junior Parker, 21 ...

How Black-Asian Conflict Plays Out In New York City's Elite High Schools  Refinery29

This year, out of the 895 students accepted to Stuyvesant High School, New York City's most selective specialized high school, only seven were Black, less than ...

A student's journey to Stuyvesant High School  amNY

I'm a Brooklyn middle schooler, and I believe the specialized high school exam has a role to play.

Big Money Enters Debate Over Race and Admissions at Stuyvesant  The New York Times

Ronald Lauder and Richard Parsons want to keep the test for New York City's elite schools, favoring other ways to increase the number of black and Hispanic ...

Two Stuyvesant Students Awarded Prestigious Milken Scholarship

BATTERY PARK CITY, NY — Two Stuyvesant High School students were among six New Yorkers awarded the Milken Scholarship — a prestigious $10,000 ...

E For Effort: Stuyvesant HS Misspells Student Award, Report Says

E For Effort: Stuyvesant Misspells Student Awards - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - The elite public high school botched the spelling in about 400 Certificate of Achievements ...

Black Stuyvesant alumni rally behind program to integrate specialized high schools, but call for some tweaks  Chalkbeat New York

A group of black alumni from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant high school is calling on local leaders to “remain committed” to an effort to integrate ...

When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban  The New York Times

Corporate lobbyists are increasingly highlighting the concerns of black New Yorkers to support their clients' causes.

‘His Brother Would Leave Before the Last Act, Handing Me His Ticket’  The New York Times

Learning to love classical music, a birthday surprise and more reader tales of New York City in this week's Metropolitan Diary.

NYC’s top, specialized high schools exclude students from poor neighborhoods  New York Daily News

The city's elite specialized high schools shut their doors on kids from poor neighborhoods again this year, a Daily News analysis of 2019 admissions data ...

New York’s Best Schools Need to Do Better  New York Times

The news that just seven black students were offered admission to Stuyvesant High School, the most celebrated public school in New York City, is an ...

It's the peer effect, stupid: What makes schools like Stuyvesant great? It's not test-based admission, but a b  New York Daily News

The controversy over how to admit kids to New York City's selective high schools has flared up, as some Asian-American parents are suing the city over Mayor ...

Some Students Get Extra Time for New York's Elite High School Entrance Exam. 42% Are White.  The New York Times

Every fall, tens of thousands of New York City students sit for a high-pressure exam that determines their admission into the city's most selective public high ...

Commuting Delays and Cancellations: Is the ‘Summer of Hell’ Back?  The New York Times

Monday: Last week was tough for New Jersey Transit riders. Was it a preview of what's to come?

Why Did New York's Most Selective Public High School Admit Only 7 Black Students?  New York Times

The latest admissions numbers at Stuyvesant High School offer a stark picture of the persistent racial divide in America's largest school system.

How much does attending one of these elite high schools matter? Not as much as you might think.  Chalkbeat New York

The assumption sits at the heart of a raging debate about elite high schools in Boston and New York City.

Ten injured in Stuyvesant High School escalator malfunction  New York Daily News

Ten people were hospitalized Thursday following an escalator mishap at Stuyvesant High School — and one of the injured lost a piece of his big toe, officials ...

Letters: Should New York City Change the Admissions Process for Its Specialized High Schools?  The Atlantic

Readers debate the merits of the city's Specialized High School Admissions Test—and discuss whether it should be phased out altogether.

Where do NYC's top-scoring middle schoolers go to high school? Hint — it's not just the specialized high schools.  Chalkbeat New York

When considering where some of New York City's brightest middle schoolers may end up, it's easy to immediately think of the coveted specialized high schools, ...

A better plan for black and Hispanic NYC high school students  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has the city's political and educational communities focused on one number: seven. That's how many black students initially ...

Teen gets into Stuyvesant after being told 'it's practically impossible'  New York Post

When Sebastian Acevedo's mom told a guidance counselor at Sebastian's Catholic grade school in Queens that he was thinking about applying to the city's ...

'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.

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.

Missing student with autism found safe, police say  WABC-TV

Police say Junior Parker, 21, was last seen leaving Stuyvesant High School in Battery Park City on Friday morning.

Advocates allege NYC school plan discriminates against Asian Americans

A group of Asian-American education advocates are suing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for making changes to ...

The real issue on elite high school admissions  New York Post

Critics of the test for admission to the city's top high schools claimed vindication Monday when the racial mix for the latest test-passers was . . ....

Stuyvesant Alumni President: Calling NYC Schools ‘Segregated’ Makes Me ‘Feel Like I’m a Bad Person’  New York Magazine

The New York Times interviewed Asian American alumni of New York City's specialized public high schools about Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to integrate the ...

Missing 21-Year-Old Autistic Student Found Safe  NY1

Police say he was spotted at a Target store at around 9:15 and was last seen entering the World Trade Center subway station.

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 ...

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposes eliminating SHSAT process, and adding new 'elite' schools  Chalkbeat New York

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is calling for an overhaul of the single-exam admissions process at the city's specialized high schools, breaking ...

Richard Carranza lobbies Albany to scrap entrance exam for top high schools  New York Post

New York City School Chancellor Richard Carranza trekked to Albany Wednesday in an end-of-session push for a state law to eliminate the single entrance ...

The Misguided Fight to Integrate NYC's Specialized Schools  CityLab

This weekend, nearly 30,000 eighth graders in New York City will take the Specialized High School Admission test (SHSAT). About 5,000 of them will score high ...

we are mitú  mitú inc

After the college admissions scandal highlighted class divide, it's a similar story for some trying to get to into elite high schools.

Major fight going on about the meritocratic nature of the NYC public school system  dagblog

To represent a picture of both sides, the NYTimes has published two guest op-eds. This is the first. I'll put the second in a comment De Blasio's Plan for NYC ...

De Blasio decries 'segregation' amid specialized high school debate — a term he has avoided  Chalkbeat New York

Days after new statistics showed the city's elite high schools continue to admit few black and Hispanic students, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the admissions system ...

Parents step up fight with mayor over elite high school test  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A group of parents met with Assemblymember William Colton on Saturday to strategize methods to keep the SHSAT in place.

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.

Multiply excellence: Mayor de Blasio should expand educational opportunity, not attack the Specialized High Sc  New York Daily News

Exactly 2450 Asian-American students, or 29% of the 8451 Asian-Americans who took New York City's Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, won offers to ...

'Consumed With Anxiety': Late NYC High School Acceptances Put Families On Edge | WNYC News  WNYC

Students applying to public high schools in New York City are still awaiting notification about the first round of admissions, which have been unusually delayed ...

The mayor's new scheme for top NYC schools is illegal and racist  New York Post

Last December, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Greater New York (CACAGNY) filed a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the city after Mayor de Blasio ...

URBAN AGENDA: “Big Money” to Preserve an Institution of Segregation  Amsterdam News

The fact that just seven black students recently received offers to attend one of the city's most elite public schools, Stuyvesant High School, has generated ...

Congress, 9/11 Victims Celebrate House Passage of ‘Never Forget the Heroes Act’  NTD

NEW YORK—Legislators and citizens gathered at ground zero on July 15 to celebrate the House passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. First responders ...

A better way to diversify elite schools: Don’t scrap the test, just don’t make it gameable  New York Daily News

Mayor de Blasio and other advocates are right to be concerned about the lack of black and Latino representation in New York's specialized high schools.

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 ...

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

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

De Blasio needs to focus on the '99 percent' in NYC's schools  New York Post

New York education leaders are obsessed with one number: seven. That's how many black students received an offer to attend Stuyvesant High School this year ...

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 ...

De Blasio's Plan to Discriminate by Race in NY's Specialized High Schools is Illegal.  City Journal

New York City has a serious problem with its schools. It's not the high failure rates, low test scores, or deteriorating buildings. Instead, mayor Bill de Blasio and ...

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 ...

Stuyvesant HS Principal Wont Step Down After All

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, ...

NYC High Schools Ranked Among Nations Best  New York City, NY Patch

NYC High Schools Ranked Among Nation's Best - New York City, NY - A U.S. News & World Report ranking named hundreds of NYC schools.

Two key questions about how New York City admits students into its elite public schools  Washington Post

New York City education officials are wrestling with the question of how to admit students into the city's public specialized schools. For many years, a high score ...

Exhibit celebrates iconic city art form  amNewYork

The Williamsburg exhibit features paintings, drawings, sculpture, photos and installations from more than 150 artists.

Segregation Has Been the Story of New York City’s Schools for 50 Years  The New York Times

New York City is starkly different today than it was 50 years ago. It is politically more liberal, and far more racially diverse. Yet one aspect has barely changed: ...

NYC specialized high schools: Will decades-old program increase diversity?

The Discovery Program, expanded for 2019-2020, aims at bridging the admissions gap.

Star grad at Stuyvesant High School aims to fight for racial equality and justice  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.

Testimony regarding the admissions process for NYC's specialized high schools  United Federation of Teachers

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York State Assembly on the admissions process for selecting students for ...

NYC plan to diversify elite high schools challenged in court  Washington Post

New York City's plan to expand enrollment of black and Hispanic students in the city's elite public high schools is facing a legal challenge from Asian American ...

At forum on NYC's high school admissions, frustration rules

The forum was the first in a series of community meetings on diversity in New York City's specialized high school admissions.

At Stuyvesant, a principal leaves as the SHSAT debate swirls  New York Daily News

Monday evening, the wildly popular principal of Stuyvesant High School, Eric Contreras, hit us with an I.E.E. (Intracampus Explosive Email). He told the school ...

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.

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.

Learn About Battery Park Flood Plan That May Take Down Pavilion

Learn About Battery Park City's Resiliency Plan - Tribeca-FiDi, NY - The next meeting regarding Battery Park City's resiliency project, which could require razing ...

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 ...

Parents fight de Blasio effort to change elite school admissions  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Parents opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plans to overhaul admissions standards in the city's elite high schools are battling the mayor on two fronts.

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

Editor's note: The text below is adapted from Wong's valedictorian speech at Stuyvesant High School's June 21 graduation ceremony. Just as we will change the ...

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.

Where Top Officials Stand on the SHSAT and Specialized High School Admissions  Gotham Gazette

Mayor de Blasio announces specialized high schools plan (photo: Benjamin Kanter/Mayor's Office). In June of 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a plan to ...

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

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.

Engineering Students Visit Top Of George Washington Bridge  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A major construction project to increase the lifespan of the George Washington Bridge is underway. Nearly two dozen engineers ...

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

Accusations of bullying, sham elections, secret financial deals — these are not charges that are usually associated with a high school alumni association.

Without the test, Stuyvesant won't work  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 ...

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.

Report: Schools chancellor defends scrapping specialized high school exam

Chancellor Richard Carranza said he still wants to eliminate the exam.

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.

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

An attack on Tuesday in Lower Manhattan that left eight people dead unfolded near one of New York City's most storied schools, leaving two students injured ...

Race-Blind or Discriminatory? NYC's Plan to Diversify Elite High Schools Becomes Latest Fodder for Advocates Seeking Supreme Court Rollback on Affirmative Action  The 74

Speaking at a suit-and-tie gathering at the Harvard Club in midtown Manhattan, attorney John Yoo offered a message to New York City's mayor and schools ...

NYC high school graduation rate hits record level  New York Daily News

City high schools managed record-high graduation rates in 2018, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday. As of August, over three-quarters of city seniors — 75.9% ...

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 ...

De Blasio blames 'tabloid media' for elite school scheme backlash  New York Post

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday played the “Fake News” card to try and convince a group of Asian American parents that they shouldn't be concerned over his ...

Boys need test-based Specialized High School admissions  New York Daily News

Mayor de Blasio's plan to eliminate the Specialized High Schools Admissions test will hurt boys. Models project that if he succeeds in replacing the SHSAT with ...

Missing Queens high school student being tracked by his school MetroCard  PIX11 New York

QUEENS -- The mother of a missing, high school senior from Queens was baffled when she learned his MetroCard was placing him at train stations in the Bronx.

Two Stuy students named Milken Scholars - The Villager  The Villager

BY GABE HERMAN | Two Stuyvesant High School students have been chosen to be among this year's select group of Milken Scholars. The scholarship is from ...

100 best high schools in NY: Which made the grade in Upstate NY?

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 rankings.

NYC schools chancellor Carranza talks tough on integration  New York Daily News

City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is getting an earful from critics who don't agree with his plan to diversify the city's infamously segregated specialized ...

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