Brooklyn Technical High School
The “alt-right”’s staging of a Nuremberg-style get together in Charlottesville, Virginia, didn’t quite go as planned. Instead
Humor, biography and historical tragedy often make for strange if not incompatible bedfellows, but Lousine Shamamian has managed to unite the three with brilliant gusto at this year's New York Fringe Festival.
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.
There are currently a myriad of issues with NYC's high school system. The SHSAT shouldn't be blamed for them, nor exorcised with the intention that its disappearance would solve serious problems that still need to be addressed.
Pointing fingers and posing what ifs won't make a difference. But encouraging our kids to take a stand in the future just might.
While much is being said in the media about the diversity discrepancies in specialized high schools, no one's saying that the test itself is at fault. So why are the mayor, the chancellor and the DOE working so hard to change it?
New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.
The impact of Bloomberg, Gates, Bush, and Obama policies on school segregation can be seen in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Since 2000, demographics in central Harlem have shifted dramatically.
A dozen African masks. A baby grand. And a bouquet. If we are the sum of our possessions, these tell us most of what we need to know about Milton "Mickey" Wilner.
Rather than waste all this time and money on testing, an alternative is to just throw out the standardized tests and assign students to classes, schools, and colleges, based on their parents' income tax forms. While this may not be fair to students from poorer families, tax revenues would probably rise.
The "humans of" concept became an Internet phenomenon after the New York blog was launched in 2010, and has since spread
If critics of standardized tests think it's lack of finances or lack of access to resources that prevents certain races from performing to the stated benchmarks, I want to put an end to that delusion.
In an informal tour of the enormous high school, which takes up most of a city block and is seven stories high, a reporter
The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to revisit "affirmative action" in college admissions leads me to the observation that the advantages of diversity in higher education could be applied as well to the specialized high schools in New York City.
Clueless NYC Mayor Defends "Biased" High School Admissions Process and Test Developed by Pearson Sub-Division
Should a private publishing company have so much power over curriculum and assessment in New York State and around the country?
A crowd of 2,000 packed into the auditorium at Brooklyn Technical High School Thursday night to protest the city's plan to
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