A new report highlights the disparities in college-readiness between students from low-income city neighborhoods and their wealthier peers. Despite efforts to increase the number of high school options, it argues demographics still determine a child’s destiny.
A recent legal complaint charges that the city’s admissions policy to specialized high schools excludes black and Latino students, particularly at Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. What’s it like to attend the specialized high school with the highest percentage of black and Latino students? Students from Brooklyn Latin tell us.
The latest national studies on the achievement gap show race and poverty adversely affecting many New York City communities despite slow gains in some areas. Catch up on what you may have missed this week in local education news.
The story of Rudi-Ann Miller, a 17-year-old senior at Stuyvesant High School and one of the school’s few black students, drew a wide range of responses from readers — many of them Stuyvesant alumni — on the topic of merit-based admission.
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