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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The Behind the Scenes Drama at Stuyvesant High School

Stuyvesant High School, a specialized high school in New York City, is a tuition-free school to city residents. With a focus in the STEM areas, Stuy is the single most competitive specialized school in New York City. Of the approximate 30,000 students who take the test every year in the … 

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Expensive Private Schools

Do you think your child attends one of the most expensive private schools? Maybe they go to Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles or The Dalton School in New York. Or Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. It’s expensive to go to Deerfield! But what are the most expensive private schools in the … 

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