Low scores, but students might get into top New York schools

Desegregation plan aims to place some poor performers in city's good middle schools for diversity

NEW YORK • Students with low test scores are usually shut out of New York City's best public schools.

But next year, such students could be offered a quarter of the sixth-grade seats at even the most selective middle schools in Manhattan's District 3 as part of a desegregation plan being debated in the district, which stretches from the Upper West Side to Harlem.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Low scores, but students might get into top New York schools'. Print Edition | Subscribe