SHSAT hearsay


Some of you have been asking about this: 

Last month the mayor announced that he planned to save 20% of the specialized high school seats for disadvantaged students kids, stating, "We will immediately expand the (Discovery) program to 20 percent of seats at each SHS and adjust the eligibility criteria to target students attending high-poverty schools. This would be a two-year expansion, beginning with admissions for September 2019.”

For more info: https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/281-18/mayor-de-blasio-chancellor-carranza-plan-improve-diversity-specialized-high/#/0

That’s a significant shift in how they do things. Not having heard any updates, I just spoke to someone at the DOE who said this plan hasn’t been made official yet. 

I also checked the DOE’s website and found there’s no mention of the Discovery Program anywhere that I could find.