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City plans to end guarantee for local high school slots

By smurik
September 23rd, 2013

In a push that is alarming parents, the Bloomberg administration plans to stop guaranteeing eighth-graders a spot in the city’s remaining neighborhood high schools, the New York Daily News reports. “It’s ridiculous to think that children are not able to go to their zoned school automatically,” said Kim Alvarez, who wants the option of sending her daughter Amber, 11, to the local school, Long Island City High School. “The thought that she could end up in Brooklyn or Staten Island or wherever they put her is a little alarming.” The city still guarantees students a spot in high school — just not nearby. The admissions change, which could affect five schools by next year, will allow “zoned” high schools to offer priority rather than a guarantee to local kids…

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