In our last infographic we explored the relationship between school "wealth" and average student ELA scores; for the graphic below, we took a look at math score data across more than 1200 schools in NYC...Read More
To improve access to education opportunities (including New York’s specialized high schools) for talented students across the city, we also need to improve access to information about schools. Whether you are a parent, community advocate, researcher or policy maker, we believe information about NYC schools should be easy to find and use--to help everyone make more informed decisions that lead to improved access.
That’s why we created the PASSNYC School Explorer--a tool designed to help you uncover the information you need on elementary and middle schools in NYC.Read More
This week’s blog post is guest-written for PASSNYC by Brooklyn based freelance writer Milford Prewitt.
A benchmark study from the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) released last October gives credence to parent and teacher suspicions that constant testing is not serving students or teachers well. On average, the CGCS estimated that students will take a mandatory assessment exam about 112.3 times during their K-12 grade school lives.Read More
After last year's SHSAT, the eight specialized high schools are poised to become even less diverse. Just 4 percent of offers went to black students, while just over 6 percent went to Hispanic students, according to data released Friday by the education department. These groups represent about 70% of New York City's public-school population.Read More
We’re sitting down with Founder and Chairman, Ryan J. S. Baxter, to learn more about his inspiration for starting PASSNYC.
"With PASSNYC, I want to give back for having received a stupendous public education and help thousands of students get access to the same opportunities and support I had growing up. In particular, I want to make it easier for communities to be more informed about the SHSAT and more able to access the right resources—just like my parents were..."Read More