DOE data shows lack of diversity in specialized high schools
Data released by the Department of Education shows less than 4 percent of all offers to specialized high schools were given to black students and just under 7 percent were given to Latino students.
At a hearing held at The Bronx High School of Science on Monday night, both the Brooklyn and Bronx borough presidents met with educators, parents and students to talk about ways of getting the student body to better reflect the community's diversity.
One idea discussed was changing the admissions process by increasing the number of evaluations measures beyond just test scores.
A new report by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools does show that adding evaluation measures for admittance would increase the lack of diversity.