New COVID-19 School Closure Guidelines

COVID-19 NYC School Guidelines

The Department of Education (DOE) of New York City laid out new COVID-19 school closure guidelines to ensure students, faculty, and staff’s safety, formally replacing the two-case rule last Thursday. On Monday, students in New York City public schools will return to in-person schooling after what is hopefully the final period of COVID-related blanket school […]

NYC to Remove the COVID-19 2-Case Preventative Measure, said Mayor

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to remove the NYC two-case rule because of consistent school shutdowns, stirring the academe. Bill de Blasio seeks repeal to reopen schools and says the existing measure made no sense. The new approach remains unclear as it was not discussed in further detail. “We’re working on what […]

NYC Teachers Were Unhappy with Chancellor Carranza

Richard Carranza Resigned

Former Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s dissatisfaction percentage rating among New York teachers rose amid the pandemic, results from NYC School Survey showed. Among 52,822 NYC teachers, Carranza’s dissatisfaction rating was recorded 25 percent, up by eight percentage points from 17 percent in the preceding academic year. The satisfaction rating was only 49 percent, while 25 […]

NYC High Schools Reopened on March 22, 2021

High Schools in Staten Island and the rest of New York City returned to face-to-face class on March 22, imposing various school health protocols to students during COVID-19. Half of NYC high schools can return to their normal system of learning on March 22. Approximately 55,000 students who chose face-to-face learning are back to the […]

Staten Island Technical High School Admissions

Staten Island Technical High School Admissions Process Because Staten Island Technical High School is one of the specialized high schools in New York, the only way to get accepted is by obtaining a high score on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Staten Island School has 1,332 total students in the 9th grade to […]

Brooklyn Technical High School Admissions

Brooklyn Tech Admissions Process Admission to Brooklyn Technical High School, also referred to as Brooklyn Tech, is exclusively based on an entrance test called Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). This specialized high school test can be taken by all eighth and first-time ninth-grade students in New York City. SHSAT prep is available from Caddell […]

High School of American Studies at Lehman College Admissions

Admission to the High School of American Studies at Lehman College (HSAS) is solely based on a competitive examination referred to as the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). This exam can be taken by all eighth and ninth grade students residing in New York City. All applicants need to be residents of the city […]

Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Admissions

Students may apply to Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSSYC) through a separate and highly-selective admissions process. Eight of the specialized high schools require applicants to take an entrance exam known as the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).  Out of the approximately 25,000 students who take the SHSAT, only around […]