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by Pamela Wheaton Monday, 24 November 2014 12:08
High school applications are due on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Have you made your list yet? If you are still undecided where to apply, or how to rank your 12 choices, we've got last minute tips for you.  We have been visiting high schools all fall, updating our reviews and adding new slideshows. Read our new school profiles and check the comments section too. Wondering what other students and parents, and even teachers, think of the school? Our InsideStats section tells you that. If you're looking for a school with a specific theme, or one that's close to home, check out our new high school search on your desktop or mobile device. You can search by borough, subway line, middle school grades or keyword, sifting through hundreds of high schools to find the best matches. Here are our suggestio…
by Dr. Jane S. Gabin Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:30
By now many families of high school seniors have probably seen the scary article in last Sunday's New York Times. You know, the one that details the panicked quest for college acceptances causing many students to feel they need to file 20 or 25 applicants just to have a chance. I have a 3-word resp…
by Gail Robinson Friday, 14 November 2014 10:52
This weekend, thousands of 8th and 9th graders will be presenting art portfolios, delivering monologues, dancing and singing in an effort to win admission to the elite “Fame” school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. But some parents and faculty say that th…
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