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A Community Conversation on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test

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Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza

Dweck Auditorium

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Assemblymembers Jo Anne Simon and Walter Mosley are hosting a community conversation on the SHSAT, which is used to determine admission to the specialized high schools in New York City. The event will include a panel discussion featuring experts on testing and test validity, alternatives to testing, and increasing racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the City’s specialized schools. There will also be a Q&A session. The City proposes to change the admissions process at specialized high schools, but it needs state legislative approval to do so -- please join your elected officials to discuss this important topic.

The event will be moderated by Maya Wiley, NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst, and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School. We will also be joined by Assemblymember Charles Barron, who sponsors a bill to change the admissions process and examine the SHSAT; NYC Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack; Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Member of the NYS Education Department Board of Regents; Fred Smith, Testing Specialist, and more.

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