SAT to Go Online by 2024 [Plus, Get Shorter & Fully Allow Calculators]

Changes to SAT make it virtual

The College Board has announced some big changes coming to the SAT. This appears to be to combat the changed perception towards the SAT. Biggest Change: SAT to Be Administered Digitally Timeline of the Shift to Online Spring 2023: International SAT will be online Fall 2023: International SAT will be online PSAT will be online […]

2021 SHSAT Test Date

The NYC DOE has announced that the SHSAT will be administered December 2021. The exact dates of the test and registration deadlines have not been announced yet. However, this does give students more than one full additional month to prepare.

Will NYC Schools Require Students to be Vaccinated?

What’s the latest update for New York City schools this Fall? New mandates regarding COVID-19 vaccinations from the mayor’s office have parents wondering what it means for their children. Vaccines will be required to enter certain indoor locations such as gyms, restaurants, and entertainment venues. What makes the rollout fishy when it comes to schools […]

DOE Alters Admission System ‘to Increase Diversity,’ Top-Performing Students go to Bottom-Rung Schools

The Department of Education assigned high-achieving students of Manhattan to struggling schools — a major change to a merit-based system, with a lottery that is expected to increase diversity at New York City’s most selective public high schools. The time-honored controversy of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) causing underrepresentation has recently erupted again […]

DOE to Host Virtual Conference on Reopening NYC Schools

STATEN ISLAND, NY — As part of its ongoing effort toward the full reopening of public schools, the Department of Education (DOE) will host a virtual conference for Staten Island on Monday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m, with conferences for the other four boroughs to follow. The online information session, titled “Conversation […]

New Kids’ Book: Lucas & His Rocket

With the birth of my son approaching, I started thinking about all of the things I want to teach him and do with him. I had really big ambitions, probably too high, like building an electric kid’s car with him. I’d have to teach myself first. We’ll see what happens. I realized what really matter […]

April Contest

Research has shown that studying a little each day is the best way to learn. Cramming can be effective, but is not as effective as studying a little each day over a longer period of time. To promote daily practice, we started the question of the day and a monthly leaderboard. We have a special […]

New App Helps NYC Students Pick Public High Schools

Researchers say that many low-income students select under-performing schools close to home because they are uninformed of the options available. A new app will allow students to put in their address, interest, willingness to travel and other factors to help them explore available high schools and make informed decisions. With more than 400 public high […]