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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.

Racially Segregated Schools in America: The Bloomberg, Gates, Bush and Obama Legacies

Alan Singer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The impact of Bloomberg, Gates, Bush, and Obama policies on school segregation can be seen in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Since 2000, demographics in central Harlem have shifted dramatically.

Sexual Assault, Hazing Arrests Shock Elite Public School

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York

The Bronx High School of Science, one of New York's elite public schools, has been stunned by an alleged hazing scandal that resulted in the arrest an...

The Racial Dynamics of Standardized Tests

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ruzan Sarwar

If critics of standardized tests think it's lack of finances or lack of access to resources that prevents certain races from performing to the stated benchmarks, I want to put an end to that delusion.

Educating for Democracy: Why Not Affirmative Action for 'Elite' High Schools?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to revisit "affirmative action" in college admissions leads me to the observation that the advantages of diversity in higher education could be applied as well to the specialized high schools in New York City.

NAACP Alleges Bias At Elite NYC High Schools

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices

* Complaint focuses on eight elite public schools * "All that matters is the test" By Jonathan Allen NEW ...

What We Lose With Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Students need reasons to invest in learning. It is hard work and they have to care. Meaningful learning is about problem solving, thinking, analyzing, organizing, and explaining, not rote memorization

Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Admitted To Top Public Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

They're public schools, but not everyone can get in. Increasingly, fewer and fewer African-American and Hispanic students are being admitted to New Y...