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After all the hype and hustle of searching for and getting into a New York City public high school, it can be disheartening to find out that for some kids and parents the search continues. Not the search for another high school, although there are some who brave the arduous process again and transfer. I’m talking about the search to supplement what is often missing in even some of the most coveted high schools—from advanced math and science classes to art or a foreign language. Savvy parents and kids will seek out everything from individual tutoring to after school art, music and dance programs to courses at CUNY colleges or elsewhere. Wouldn’t it be nice if one public high school could have it all? …
by Insideschools staff Thursday, 04 September 2014 16:38
On Tuesday, September 23 Insideschools and the Center for NYC Affairs at The New School will co-host an event: High School Choice: Busting the Myths. Clara Hemphill, Insideschools staff and a panel of experts will discuss common mistakes that students and parents make when applying to high school a…
by Gail Robinson Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00
Mayor Bill de Blasio has hinted that his administration will change the admissions procedures sometime in the future—not this year—at the five specialized high schools established during the Bloomberg administration, which are not governed by state law: Brooklyn Latin; High School of American Studie…
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