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City Schools Ranked As State's Best May Serve Only Selective Pool Of Students

09.16.2013 | NY1 | Though Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration fanned out around the city Monday to visit almost two dozen public schools that dominated the list of the state's best, the story may not be as simple or successful as it appears... "Kids with special needs, English language learners, students who are in the lowest income don't tend to get into these schools at the same rates as other kids," said Kim Sweet from Advocates for Children of NY. "And, you know, when you talk about gifted and talented programs, which a lot of these schools are, kids are actively prepping for these programs." Read article