The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

District 15 SHSAT Info Session
Start Date: 
January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Assemblymembers Jo Anne Simon and Walter Mosley
Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Auditorium
10 Grand Army Plaza
United States
Phone: 718-246-4889

Join a community conversation on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, which is used to determine admissions to the specialized high schools in New York City. This event will include a panel discussion featuring experts on testing and test validity, alternatives to testing, and increasing racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the City’s specialized schools. There will also be a Q&A. The City proposes to change the admissions process at specialized high schools, but it needs state legislative approval to do so -- please join us as we discuss this important topic.

The event will be moderated by Maya Wiley, NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst, and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School. Participants will include Assemblymember Charles Barron, who sponsors a bill to change the admissions process and examine the SHSAT; NYC Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack; Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr., Member of the NYS Education Department Board of Regents, and others. The event will take place on Thursday, January 24th, 6-8:30pm, at the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Auditorium. RSVP here or email

Open to: 
General Public