Policy Brief | Oct. 2015 |View the Press Release

The Specialized High School Admissions Debate: Moving From Rhetoric to a Research-Based Solution

Lazar Treschan

Summary: This document presents a proposal for reform of the admissions policy used at New York City's specialized high schools. Our proposal incorporates important new empirical analysis of SHS admissions data, while also attempting to address the key concerns of supporters and opponents of the current policy. Using data provided to us by the NYCDOE, we simulate the changes in the population of students who would receive offers under our proposal, as compared to those who have received offers under the current policy.

Issues: Opportunities for Youth

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