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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Report: Schools chancellor defends scrapping specialized high school exam

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

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.

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 ...

NY politicians spar over elite high school admission testing  New York Daily News

Tempers flared at a public hearing Friday in Lower Manhattan over a State Assembly bill that would scrap a citywide test for admission to elite public high ...

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.

Hearing to tackle NYC school segregation  New York Daily News

Fireworks are expected at a Wednesday City Council hearing on the hot-button issue of racial segregation in the city's public schools.

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Asian parents push stronger school integration fixes  New York Daily News

A new coalition of Asian Pacific American parents of city schoolkids will publish an open letter to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday urging an ...

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 ...

This Week’s Wedding Announcements  The New York Times

All of the weddings right here on one handy page for you.

Information About Every Voter in New York City Is Now Very Public  The New York Times

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Monica Desai, Noah Weiss  The New York Times

The couple, who both graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, met in 2014 through the dating app Hinge.

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 ...

New York’s Best Schools Need to Do Better  The 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Private School Graduates Overrepresented Among Phi Beta Kappa Inductees | News  Harvard Crimson

The students elected to Harvard's chapter of the national academic society Phi Beta Kappa each year boast near-perfect grades and glowing recommendations.

'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.

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 . . ....

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 ...

New York Assemblyman Charles Barron Pushes to End City's “Racist” and “Elitist” Standardized High School Test  Black Star News

Assemblyman Charles Barron says New York City's test for top high schools is "racist and "elitist." New York Assemblyman Charles Barron wants to end what he ...

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NYC Speaker Corey Johnson's plan to fix specialized high schools: Get rid of the SHSAT  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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 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 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.

All High Schools should be Elite  The Courier

Only seven out of 895 enrollment spots were awarded to black students this year at one of New York's most prestigious public high schools. State officials have ...

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.

New York City's Elite Public Schools Accept Tiny Number of Black Students  The Daily Beast

A staggeringly small number of black students was offered admission to New York City's elite public schools Monday, putting pressure on officials to deal with ...

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, ...

Stuyvesant HS Principal Stepping Down Amid Admissions Debate

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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

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 ...

Officials: People injured due to escalator at NYC school  NY1

Ten people suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon after an escalator malfunctioned at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, the city fire department said.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Renewed Calls To Scrap Specialized High School Exam  WCBS 880

Some locals are calling for the state to scrap the high-stakes admissions exam for the city's elite high schools after only a small number of black and Hispanic ...

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 ...

Elite New York High Schools Need More Diversity—Standardized Testing Isn't Helping  The Nation.

Standardized testing won't encourage diversity in elite New York City high schools—creating a supportive culture will.

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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.

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 –...

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 ...

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 ...

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

The Discovery program aims to promote diversity by offering admission to students from low-income families who score just below the SHSAT cutoff.

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

Readers sound off on statues, fur sales and specialized high schools  New York Daily News

Staten Island: I read your newspaper's article about a statue to be erected at an entrance to Prospect Park to honor Shirley Chisholm's pioneering *service*.

Speed cameras zoom ahead, marijuana on hold, SHSAT scrutinized  City & State

By now, you have probably heard of the Vessel, that shawarma-like structure in the newly opened Hudson Yards. Perhaps you have already climbed its many ...

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

A single middle school in Brooklyn had 205 students — three-quarters of its eighth-grade — admitted to New York City's eight specialized high schools this year.

Program to diversify specialized high schools has little impact

DOE expects to fill 500 seats through the Discovery Program for fall 2019.

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% ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

High hopes in education: A community conversation in Brooklyn  Amsterdam News

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio charged Friday that the city's specialized high schools practice “massive segregation” as the controversy grows over admissions ...

Ocasio-Cortez Left Some Important Details Out Of Her Argument That Minority Students Are Underrepresented At Specialized Schools  The Daily Caller

Politicians are demanding NYC's most elite high schools alter their admissions processes to make it easier for black and Hispanic students to be enrolled.

Supporters of the SHSAT Make Their Presence Known at Queens Forum | WNYC News  WNYC

A Queens forum billed as a discussion about diversity in city schools ultimately focused on one topic: the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

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 ...

'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.

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.

NYC students raise questions about admissions policies beyond specialized high schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

The students believe the root cause of racist incidents is related to a lack of racial diversity created by an admissions process that gives preference to middle ...

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 ...

We're on the Air  New York Times

[Want to get this by email? Here's the sign-up.] Theo here, filling in for Michael. You might know my name from the credits of the show — I'm the executive ...

Teenagers in The Times: March 2019  New York Times

We present the March 2019 edition of Teenagers in The Times. This roundup of news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared ...

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 ...

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.

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