Covid-19 Puts New York City School Admissions in Limbo

“Advocates and critics of competitive admissions in New York City are ramping up pressure on the mayor to announce the long-awaited process for entry next fall for selective public schools, after the coronavirus made some elements of the previous system unworkable for this cycle.

Parents flooded the inboxes of city leaders and education officials Monday with calls for a continuation of gifted programs, selective admissions, and the entry exam for eight specialized high schools. They argue advanced students should have rigorous options to learn with motivated peers and get ready for top colleges.”

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