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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 ...



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 ...



'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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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, ...



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.



High school students from Flushing bring home medals from city Science Olympiad in Ridgewood  QNS.com

Three STEM Students from John Bowne High School in Flushing took home first place medals last week at the New York City Regional Science Olympiad held ...



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.



Advocates allege NYC school plan discriminates against Asian Americans  NBCNews.com

A federal lawsuit, filed Thursday, asks a judge to stop a plan designed to diversify New York City's elite high schools.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



The New York Tech Power 50 (continued)  City & State

Josh Kushner's venture capital fund, Thrive Capital, has a successful track record of investments in Glossier, Warby Parker, Slack and Stripe. It's already sold ...



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.



Officials: People injured due to escalator at NYC school  NY1

By Spectrum News NY1 Manhattan PUBLISHED 6:22 PM ET Sep. 13, 2018 PUBLISHED September 13, 2018 @6:22 PM. SHARE. Ten people suffered minor ...



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 ...



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"



Edward Morrison, Deputy Mayor Who Helped John Lennon, Dies at 85  The New York Times

Edward A. Morrison, a former New York deputy mayor whose avowal that John Lennon was a valuable cultural asset to the city helped Lennon avoid deportation ...



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 ...



Former Stuyvesant Principal Questions Proposed Changes to School Admissions  The Wall Street Journal

As politicians and parents debate whether the admissions system for eight of New York City's top public high schools should be overhauled, one group has been ...



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 –...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



NYC specialized high school numbers update  NY1

In the Discovery Program this summer, 75 percent of students were white or Asian.



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.



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 Specalized High School Admissions Test, the test that students take to get into the city's specialized high ...



Stuyvesant serves needy minorities  New York Daily News

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



More Stuyvesant High School grads who got sick after 9/11 join Zadroga Act campaign  New York Daily News

More former Stuyvesant High School students say they have gotten sick after being exposed to toxic dust after Sept. 11.



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 ...



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

A proposal outlined by Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase racial diversity at the city's specialized high schools has been met with both fierce outrage and waves of ...



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.



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.



Carranza says the city could get rid of the SHSAT at 5 specialized schools without help from Albany, contradicting de Blasio  Chalkbeat New York

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said Tuesday that the education department could “probably” change the admissions requirements at five of the city's ...



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.



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 ...



Few black and Hispanic students benefit from program for students who missed SHSAT cutoff  Chalkbeat New York

A program intended to diversify the city's elite specialized high schools continues to help far more white and Asian students than black and Hispanic ones, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Closing gap at specialized high schools  amNY

At those eight schools, just 10 percent of students are black or Latino. Citywide, 70 percent of students are black or Latino.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Get to know ... Documentary filmmaker Gavin Guerra  Westport News

WESTON — In 2012, Gavin Guerra picked up a book that changed his life. Guerra had never heard of the book: “Parting the Waters: America in the Kings Years ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Tackling test prep at the Harlem Y Dec. 1  Amsterdam News

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, the Harlem YMCA, located at 180 W. 135th St., will host the AdmissionSquad, Inc. The core mission of the AdmissionSquad is to provide ...



Stuyvesant’s Admissions-Test Backers Hire Lobbyist  The Wall Street Journal

Advocates for keeping the single exam that determines admission to eight of New York City's specialized high schools have created a fundraising platform and ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Prop falls during Manhattan high school musical, injuring four students  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.



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 ...



Suit to halt SHSAT shift in its tracks  Queens Chronicle

Phillip Wong moved to the U.S, from Hong Kong with his family in 1974. That was just about the time mainland China announced it intended take back the ...



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 ...



Close Stuyvesant High School  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...



Morton Sobell, Last Defendant in Rosenberg Spy Case, Is Dead at 101  The New York Times

Morton Sobell, who was convicted in the Cold War spy trial that delivered Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to their deaths and divided the nation for decades, died on ...



'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 ...



Students Head to Test-Taking Camp With Eyes on Seat in Coveted City Schools  The Wall Street Journal

For some students, vacations and summer fun take a back seat to seven weeks of studying for the ultracompetitive exam that determines whether they get a seat ...



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.



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, ...



Stuyvesant High School to Get a New Principal  NY1

One of the city's most elite high schools is getting a new leader. Eric Contreras is taking over as principal of Stuyvesant. He's replacing Jie Zhang, who resigned ...



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 ...



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 ...



Pressed on specialized high school admissions rules, de Blasio says he'll talk to his lawyers  Chalkbeat New York

City officials have repeatedly argued that state law keeps them from changing the admissions requirements at the city's elite specialized — and segregated ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



The SHSAT: A study guide  NY1

Learm more about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test.



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 ...



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 ...



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), ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Cancer cluster at top NYC school near Ground Zero, grad says  New York Post

Firefighters and other first-responders who worked at Ground Zero aren't the only ones suffering 16 years later from exposure to toxic debris. Local school...



SHSAT Predicts Whether Students Will Succeed in School, Study Finds  The New York Times

In the debate over the test for New York City's elite high schools, one question had seemed to be unanswered: Whether there was evidence that the exam was a ...



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 ...



12 Students Suspended in Cheating Plot At Stuyvesant High School  New York Times

A dozen Stuyvesant High School students have been suspended and more than 50 others are facing suspension because of new evidence that has emerged in ...



Hudson Valleys Best Public High Schools 2018  Patch.com

Hudson Valley's Best Public High Schools 2018 - Scarsdale, NY - In all, 28 schools from the Hudson Valley made Niche.com's 100 best public high schools in ...



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 ...



Stuyvesant High junior to watch his premature aging experiment launch into space as contest winner  New York Daily News

This city student's big dream is headed to the stars.



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