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Latest Program to diversify NYC specialized high schools shows small gains

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Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza echoed previous statements he made regarding how students are admitted into specialized high schools.

In a Daily News report last year, Carranza said he opposed the 1971 state law that mandates a test-based entrance to a specialized high school.

OFFERS TO SPECIALIZED SCHOOLSThere are eight specialized high schools in New York City that offer admission to students based on the score on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

These schools are: Staten Island Technical High School in New Dorp; Stuyvesant High School; Bronx High School of Science; Brooklyn Latin School; Brooklyn Technical High School; High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College; High School for American Studies at Lehman College; and Queens High School for Sciences at York College.

There were 27,831 students across the city who competed for seats at the city’s specialized high schools this year, according to DOE numbers.

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