DC students who are 12 and older must be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend school this upcoming academic year.
Asian students were the biggest losers under new lottery-style admission rules for public high schools that minimize the importance of good grades — with 30 percent of applicants failing to land any of their top 5 choices, new Department of Education data reveals.
Of the 12,082 Asians applying for freshman seats in city schools in the fall, only 8,484 — or 70 percent — secured one of their top 5 picks. By comparison, 90 percent of black kids and 89 percent of Hispanics — two groups that together totaled more than 45.069 of the 71.349- applicants — scored one of their top 5 choices.
Seventy-six percent of the city’s 9,767 white applicants landed one of their top 5 selections, while another 4,431 students who classified themselves “multi-racial” saw the worst results at only 68%. The citywide average was 83%.
“As you can see, the ones who lost out the most