A Victory for Asian Americans at TJ

In a major victory for Asian American families whose children seek to attend the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a federal judge today put the kibosh on changes to the school’s admissions process that have adversely impacted the representation of Asian American young people at the magnet … 

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New York City’s New School Admissions System

Oh to be the parent of a child in New York city currently applying to the top-ranked public high schools in Gotham. The New York City Department of Education has unveiled a new school admissions system and let’s just say that some folks are happy about it — and some … 

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Suit Against Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, an elite American magnet school in northern Virginia and home to many Ivy Coach students past and present (hey, when one of our students makes headlines for earning admission to each of the eight Ivy League schools in addition to Stanford, word … 

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Admission to Boston Exam Schools

The city of Boston is changing its admissions process to its elite exam schools, including the venerable Boston Latin School. This week, by a unanimous vote of the Boston School Committee, the admissions process to Boston’s three highly selective exam schools will be changed in an effort to increase the … 

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Preparing for the Specialized High School Admission Test

For those of our readers who happen to reside in New York City and care about the brouhaha surrounding the Specialized High School Admission Test, well, you might get a good laugh from reading a letter to the editor in The New York Times. In the letter, David Golub of … 

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Minority Enrollment at NYC Specialized Schools

New York City’s specialized high schools like Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech, have been in the news of late as the city’s unpopular Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed changes to the admissions policies at these schools. And why? So the schools could better reflect the wonderful diversity of … 

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Asian American Representation in NYC’s Specialized Schools

In recent weeks, we’ve reported on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed changes to the admissions practices of the city’s specialized schools. For those not familiar with NYC’s specialized schools, you may be familiar with the names of two of the most prominent of such institutions: Stuyvesant and … 

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Asian American Applicants to Stuyvesant

Headlines continue to swirl around the case brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard University. The case, of course, concerns alleged Asian American discrimination in admissions decision-making at the storied university. Regular readers of our college admissions blog know where we at Ivy Coach stand on this particular issue … 

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Uproar Among Asian Americans Over Proposed Changes to NYC Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely considered to be New York City’s most unpopular mayor since the very nice but largely ineffective Mayor David Dinkins, is taking some heat for proposing changes to the admissions policies of certain elite New York City high schools. And why? Because his … 

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Proposed Admissions Change at Elite New York City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City’s most unpopular mayor since as long as we can remember (at least in our book), has proposed some changes to the admissions policies at eight of New York City’s specialized high schools. The most well known of these schools are Stuyvesant High School, the … 

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