Admission to NYC’s Non-Specialized High Schools

While we’ve written extensively about how calls to democratize the admissions process to New York City’s elite specialized high schools — namely Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech — have largely been quelled, today we thought we’d write about the admissions process to the non-specialized high schools across New York … 

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2022 NYC Specialized High School Admissions Data

Remember when former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed changes to the admissions process to New York City’s specialized high schools, which include Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech? Those changes, which included eliminating the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, aimed to increase diversity at the city’s most … 

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Status Quo for NYC High School Admission

Bill de Blasio, one of New York City’s more unpopular mayors in history, ushered in changes to the admissions process to the city’s public schools. The changes, made in the spirit of equity, needless to say didn’t go over so well with many Big Apple parents and students. Essentially, the … 

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Admission to NYC Public Schools

If you thought earning admission to an Ivy League school was tough, try getting into a top New York City public high school! Alright, we’re kidding a bit but, in all seriousness, some of New York City’s coveted public schools have become quite selective. Of course, unlike in the elite … 

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The Grace Church School Drama

Move over Big Little Lies. The Grace Church School in Brooklyn Heights is the talk of just about every upper-crust social circle in which parents have pre-school aged children in the posh neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan these days. Last week, Jessica Pressler published a breathtaking exposé for The Cut … 

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The Impact of the Proposed NYC Specialized School Admissions Plan on Boys

As our readers may remember, we’ve previously reported on a proposed overhaul to the admissions plan at New York City’s specialized high schools, the most well known of which are Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School. In short, NYC Mayor Bill de … 

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Admission to Elite NYC High Schools

Back in May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely regarded as New York City’s least popular mayor in history, proposed changes to the admissions policies at New York City’s specialized high schools. NYC’s most well known specialized high schools are Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of … 

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Changing Majors and Admissions

Ann Brenoff, a parent who went through the college admissions process recently, wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” a little while back about things that are wrong with the college admissions process. It’s a good piece, one that contains a whole lot of accurate information about the application process. Our … 

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Entrepreneurship at Penn

In a piece in “Inc.,” Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks (a team that includes that German player who preceded the great European import to New York, Kristaps Porzingis…we forget his name…Dirk something?), offers advice to students at the University of Pennsylvania. He tells students that … 

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Kindergarten Admissions Performance

Kindergarten admissions in New York City can be an intense process…as silly as that may seem. Kindergarten admission in this area of the country isn’t all fun and Playdough. There are lots of potential kindergartners and only so many slots at the best kindergartens. With so many New York City — … 

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