Wednesday, September 27, 2017

OCT 12 Drinks & Debate: How can NYC's high school admissions process be more fair? by Chalkbeat

Here's an invitation to a discussion of NYC's highschool admission system, and some of the admissions criteria of particular schools: OCT 12 Drinks & Debate: How can NYC's high school admissions process be more fair?  by Chalkbeat

New York City’s high school system is built on choice, but in reality many of the city’s low-income students of color are shut out of its top schools.
Now, the city is trying to figure out how to give more students a fair shot — and in the process make schools more diverse. Chalkbeat NY has been following this story closely, and now we’re inviting people from across the system to join us in a conversation about what can be done to improve this process.
Catch up with our reporters and connect with others who care about New York City schools at this solutions-oriented panel discussion and networking event. Your $17 ticket donation supports Chalkbeat, and drinks and appetizers are on us! (Two drink tickets for either beer or wine will be provided to guests over 21 years old.)
Happy hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 6:45 with additional time for mingling once the panel wraps.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Amy Basile, Executive Director of High School Admissions
- Monica Disare, 
Chalkbeat NY reporter (moderator)
- Tanesha Grant, 
Harlem-based parent of a 9th grader at Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts
- Jennifer Jennings, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton who studied New York City's high school admissions process
Holliday Senquiz, 9th grade student at Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
- Rhea Wong, Executive Director of Breakthrough NY- Lianna Wright, Executive Director of Enrollment Research and Policy
Here's a related blog post, with some links, that gives the current system a pretty good review:The New York City High School Application Process: Is It Fair to Students? Can It Be Improved?

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