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December 9, 2016
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More Minorities Accepted to Top NYC High Schools This Year

By Lisa M. Collins

Asian students still dominate the numbers when it comes to acceptance to NYC’s competitive academic high schools, but this year, according to The New York Times, the number of black and Latino kids accepted to the top schools jumped up considerably. At Stuyvessant, one of the top city high schools, located near Battery Park City on the western edge of lower Manhattan, blacks and Latinos are still less than 5 percent of the school population, while Asians are 72 percent, and whites, 23 percent. A single test for Eighth Graders determines if kids are eligible. Read more.

 

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