New App Helps Students Select NYC Public High Schools
As New York City students gear up to apply to public high schools for next fall, a free mobile app aims to steer disadvantaged students away from low-performing choices.
Researchers say many low-income students apply to underachieving schools near home, in part because their families often lack counseling that can help them navigate a complex admissions process.
The NYC High School Application Guide seeks to nudge students toward better options. Students type in their address, interests and willingness to travel more than 45 minutes, and the app shows them matches with the best graduation rates, among other data. . .