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A student at Ocean Hill Collegiate Middle School. Photo by Jessica Campbell
Best Black Schools

Why Poor Black Children Excel at This Brooklyn Middle School

Posted January 3, 2013 by Jessica Campbell

Ocean Hill Collegiate is one of a small number of New York City public schools that is excelling at what naysayers say is impossible – achieving school-wide academic excellence among poor, black children.

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Separate & Unequal, Finds Report on New York’s Public Schools

Posted December 10, 2012 by Kelly Virella

The injustices inside some New York City schools today rival those in the 1950s.

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Is the NAACP’s New Education Initiative Unfair to Asian-Americans?

Posted November 28, 2012 by Jessica Campbell

The NAACP filed a complaint arguing for more diversity in admissions to New York City’s 8 elite public schools. Will it harm Asian-Americans?

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Best Black Schools

NYC’s Best Majority Black Schools 2011-2012

Posted November 19, 2012 by Jessica Campbell

It’s time for New Yorkers to pick high schools and middle schools. Here is a guide to some often overlooked options — high performing majority black schools.

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Stuyvesant High School is one of 8 specialized New York City schools whose admissions of black and Latinos is very low. Photo courtesy of Flickr/orinjuice
Affirmative Action

Why Do So Few Blacks & Latinos Get In?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Basir Mchawi

While I welcome the NAACP complaint [about specialized high schools], the problem is not an entrance exam that black and Latino youngsters took for years and ‘passed.’

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