Specialized high schools continue to admit few black, Hispanic students

Chalkbeat: As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain stubbornly segregated, new data from the education department show.

This year, 10.5 percent of admissions offers for specialized high schools that require an entry exam went to black and Hispanic students — virtually unchanged from previous years, according to statistics released Monday. Together, those students make up almost 70 percent of public school enrollment citywide.

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