|New York Times: Alumni Tutoring Effort Strives to Raise Diversity at Elite Public Schools
||[Oct. 12th, 2011|11:39 am]
Stuyvesant High School
In Washington Heights, graduates of Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science run the Science Schools Initiative, a yearlong free tutoring program held for three hours every Saturday morning. To qualify, students must show promise on a diagnostic exam and meet the city’s benchmark for poverty.
“The whole point of this thing is basically to get economically disadvantaged kids into these schools,” said Mr. Cleary, who until recently was the program’s executive director. “I’m not looking to hit a certain number; I’m looking for some equilibrium.”