NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Due to the pandemic, New York City public schools changed parts of their high school admission process.
The Department of Education says some of those changes have had a positive impact.READ MORE: Colleges Seeing Drop In Number Of Male Students
According to the DOE, the removal of geographic priorities directly resulted in increased choices for more high school students.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Says New Jersey Is On Path To Universal Pre-K
The impact was seen especially in District 2.
In 2020, 1% of offers to Eleanor Roosevelt High School went to students outside of the district. This year, that number rose to 62%.MORE NEWS: Parents Say Lesson Forced Connecticut High School Students To Share Political Views In Front Of Class
Academic screens remained in effect.