iOS app Android app

Bronx High School of Science

60 Years in Journalism: Among My Souvenirs

Irv Chapman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Media
Irv Chapman

Looking into the hidden corners of a drawer the other day, I came across two pins from the past. One was a souvenir of my high school, the Bronx High School of Science in New York City. I applied there at the urging of the guidance counselor at my junior high school, Hermann Ridder.

Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

The 'Humans Of High Schools' (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Lee Yandoli | Posted 01.18.2013 | Teen

Faces, names, and stories that used to lay dormant in high school hallways are being broadcast around the Internet for all to see. Humans of New York ...

Why Does New York Have "Specialized" High Schools?

Alan Singer | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Why does New York City have these special schools where the teaching and curriculum are just not that special?

A Safe Place to Be Smart: The Bronx High School of Science

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whoever goes to Bronx Science today, or tomorrow, will discover that it is safe to be smart. They will see that learning, mastering knowledge and valuing thinking are gifts that keep on giving.

Clueless NYC Mayor Defends "Biased" High School Admissions Process and Test Developed by Pearson Sub-Division

Alan Singer | Posted 12.04.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Should a private publishing company have so much power over curriculum and assessment in New York State and around the country?

Educating for Democracy: Nobel Prizes Are Not Just Surprises

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

In the past almost seventy years, no less than twenty-six Nobel Laureates have been educated in New York City schools: only three were products of private schools.

Learning Already From the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search

James M. Gentile | Posted 03.19.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

The 2012 Intel Science Talent Search -- the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition -- is underway and already tells us much about o...

Live Q&A With Member Of Occupy Wall Street's Media Team

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Vlad Teichberg occupied Wall Street for years, working as a derivatives trader up until 2008. These days, however, the 39-year-old spends his time as...

Sputnik Screwed Up American Schools and Superman Can't Save Them

Andrew Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Andrew Wolf

The answer to the Russian threat, many at the time agreed, was "fixing" our schools. We were told we needed more and better science and math education if we were to beat the Russians.

Being Gifted Means You Get All the Gifts

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I think justifying a fundamentally unequal distribution of resources is the primary purpose of most school "gifted programs."