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Stuyvesant High School
September 7, 2018
‘My place is in a school’: Stuyvesant principal Eric Contreras isn’t stepping down after all
Just days after the new school year kicked off, Eric Contreras told parents and students that he changed his mind.
August 28, 2018
Read what Stuyvesant Principal Eric Contreras had to say about stepping down
It will be up to a new principal to steer New York City’s most prestigious specialized high school through a fierce debate…
August 14, 2018
New data show how few black and Hispanic students benefit from New York City’s specialized high school diversity program
The Discovery program aims to promote diversity by offering admission to students from low-income families who score just below the entrance exam cutoff.
August 3, 2018
New York City released its study of the SHSAT. Here’s why it won’t end the admissions debate.
“This is going to be used as a Rorschach test where people will see what they want to see in it.”
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
April 16, 2018
‘So there I was, figuring it out myself’: A Brooklyn teen on why the city’s specialized high school prep wasn’t enough
The prep course offered by the city wasn't impressive, senior Hiba Hanoune writes.
Updated November 3, 2017
Student injured in New York City terror attack returned to school the following day
“Teachers stayed until every child was home, until every parent got listened to, until everyone was deemed safe,” Chancellor Fariña said.
Updated October 31, 2017
‘Act of terror’ unfolds steps from New York City high school, injuring two students
An attack that left eight people dead occurred near Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. Two students on a school bus were injured.
david and goliath
May 31, 2017
A 16-year-old Stuyvesant student is running for state Senate. Here’s how he wants to improve city schools
School segregation and giving students a bigger role in the policymaking process top his agenda.
March 8, 2017
Only 10 percent of offers at New York City’s specialized high schools went to black and Hispanic students
Only 3.8 percent of offers to attend eight specialized high schools went to black students and 6.5 percent went to Hispanic students this year.
July 27, 2016
Stuyvesant’s new principal is ‘deeply invested’ in diversity. But can he make a difference?
Stuyvesant's first Hispanic principal takes over as the specialized high schools are under increased pressure to diversify.
December 11, 2014
Debate over high school admissions test divides City Council
Last December, city officials said they were working to expand access to the SHSAT, though a test-prep program had shrunk.
December 4, 2014
Black alumni of specialized high schools: SHSAT needs scrutiny, not just defenders
A group of black alumni of the city’s specialized high schools say the alumni coalition calling to retain the current admissions system doesn’t fully speak…
June 9, 2014
City endorses legislative push to diversify elite high schools
Chancellor Carmen Fariña backed a bill on Monday that would require the city’s specialized high schools to use more than a single test score as their student admissions criteria, an effort grounded in the administration’s desire to increase diversity within the eight schools and reduce the emphasis on testing.
March 22, 2014
Fariña shares advice with new principals, but avoids touchy topics
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke to school leaders who have been in that role for three years or fewer at a conference for new principals at Stuyvesant High School on Saturday. She offered big-picture inspiration and "very granular" advice, attendees said.
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