Oh, seemingly intractable social inequalities: Fewer than 15% of undergrads at the top colleges come from the poorer half of American families. At specialized high schools in New York City, only 5-7% of attendees are students of color. Chronic absenteeism and poverty are correlated. And, I'm putting this blog to rest.
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August 29, 2014
May 14, 2014
The "Dear Colleague" letter included specific guidance related to admissions, students with disabilities, English-language learners, and discipline.
March 24, 2014
It's college admissions season, and media outlets have started delivering stories about the decision-making process, the latest marketing efforts by colleges, and financial aid.
March 11, 2013
Independent school teachers didn't ask for the process to be like this, and as much as some might relish the prospect of a carefully selected student body, they didn't mean for the selection to take on the trappings of the crazed college application process.
December 24, 2012
Strict academic merit has never been the sole basis for college admissions and scholarships.
September 27, 2012
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint against New York City's Specialized High Schools' admissions process. It says that over-reliance on a less-than-perfect test leads to disproportionately low numbers of African-American and Latino students at the schools.
March 23, 2012
Parents or guardians who want to know the chances of their child getting into one of Chicago's elite public high schools now have a web app to help do that.
April 17, 2008
Upper West Side kids face obstacles, folks - sometimes there are two Bugaboo strollers blocking their path to the Elephant Playground at 76rd and Riverside. Joel Klein recognized their struggle against adversity, and gently tweaked the gifted and talented admissions rules to open the door of opportu...