Come Together

Here is a list of organizations and services for parents and educators. Please note, inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement or affiliation. To suggest a link, please email

National Resources

  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination.

New York City

  • New York City Department of Education

    “The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools. To find information about your child’s school, use the school search tool to locate the school and the school’s web portal.”

  • NYC DOE’s Dream Program Specialized High School Institute (SHSI)

    “SHSI is a 22-month extracurricular program of rigorous coursework designed to assist eligible NYC public school students in preparing for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). DREAM – SHSI coursework emphasizes verbal and math skills, problem-solving, critical analysis, time management, and test-taking strategies specific to the SHSAT.”

  • Inside Schools

    “We are journalists, public school parents, and public school advocates dedicated to improving schools for our own children and for every child in the city. We believe that engaged, informed parents can promote racially and economically integrated schools of the highest quality. Furthermore, we believe that excellent public education is crucial to the functioning of a democratic society.”

  • Science Schools Initiative

    The mission of the Science Schools Initiative is to provide rigorous academic enrichment, high school admissions support, and high-quality test preparation to talented middle school students whose families lack the resources to secure these services on their own. We work closely with families and the community to raise awareness about high school admissions and we seek to inspire our kids to meet their potential for academic success.

  • New York Collective of Radical Educators

    “New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) is a group of current and former public school educators and their allies committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations. We are educators who believe that education is an integral part of social change and that we must work both inside and outside the classroom because the struggle for justice does not end when the school bell rings.”

  • Parents Alliance for Citywide Education

    “The Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education (PACE) is a coalition of parents with children at Citywide gifted and talented schools and programs. PACE seeks to advance Citywide gifted and talented education through advocacy, outreach, and coalition building.”

Get Informed

Here is a list of links to reports and articles for parents and educators. Please note, inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement or affiliation. To suggest a link, please email

Research and Reports

Articles, Editorials & Blog Posts on Specialized High Schools

Video and Audio Clips

Other Education and Diversity Articles