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Specialized High Schools

Monitoring The Mayor's Purse Strings

Elissa Stein | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.

Educating About Education

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Elissa Stein

Not all NYC families have computers and can check websites or receive emails. The high school and specialized high school handbooks given to students at the end of seventh grade are thorough but daunting.

Equality in Education

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Not all schools are equal. Not all neighborhoods have the same resources. Not all families are actively involved in their children's educations. Not every parent body is engaged in their schools. Not every district has functioning PA/PTAs to fundraise and supplement.

Asking Questions Later

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

People are working very hard to change the admissions policy and standards for New York City's esteemed specialized high schools, including Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

Bloomberg to Children of Color: Life's Not Fair, Get Over It

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Of the 5,229 students accepted to the city's eight Specialized High Schools this year, only 618 were black or Hispanic, a decline of nearly 16 percent in one year alone.

Are You in the "High School Limbo Lounge"?

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

Parents out there whose kids did not make the 'first round' into a specialized high school are now in this special place known only to New York City parents: "The High School Hell Limbo Lounge."