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.

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According to the DOE, the removal of geographic priorities directly resulted in increased choices for more high school students.

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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%.

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Academic screens remained in effect.

CBSNewYork Team