NYN Insights Podcast on Diversifying Specialized High Schools

NYN Insights Podcast on Diversifying Specialized High Schools

January 24, 2017
Apr 16

Starting this fall, as a result of recently announced changes some 20 years in the making, New York City middle schoolers will be taking an SHSAT or Specialized High School Admissions Test that does not include scrambled paragraphs. If you’re unsure what those are then you are probably not the parent of a middle schooler engrossed in preparing for the one test that can determine selection for schools like Stuyvesant High School and Bronx High School of Science. There are a lot of New York City families that are less acclimated to the testing and admissions processes for these schools and many of them are from underserved communities. 

Ryan Baxter, the founder of PASSNYC or Promoting Access to Specialized Schools in New York City and Board member Akil Bello, joined us for a conversation about their volunteer nonprofit organization which works to help more students prepare for the Specialized High School Achievement Test and to build diversity at specialized high schools.

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Aimee Simpierre
is New York Nonprofit Media’s editor-at-large.