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: Long Island School Staffers Honored For Protecting Children When Alleged Drunk Driver Drove Onto School Field
According to the DOE, the removal of geographic priorities directly resulted in increased choices for more high school students.READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Bill Extending Eligibility For Special Education Students Due To Pandemic Learning Loss
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: Proposal Calls For Connecticut High Schools With Native American Mascots To Forfeit Funding From Slot Machine Revenue
Academic screens remained in effect.