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Bilingual and ESL Education

Performance of English Language Learner and
Immigrant Students in the NYC Public School System

September 27, 2012; Testimony, 7 Pages    PDF

Can Schools' ESL and Bilingual Programs Make the Grade?
April 1, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Class Size & Overcrowding

Use of Physical Education Space in Schools
June 15, 2012;  Letter, 4

A Growing Trend: Average Class Size Rises Despite Little Growth in School Enrollment
May 26, 2011;  Schools Brief, 5 pages, plus supplemental tables

Effect of Closing ACS Day Care Centers to Kindergartners on Average Kindergarten Class Size
September 23, 2010;  Letter, 9 pages

High School Overcrowding Persists, Especially in Large Schools
August 5, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages plus web tables

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education on the Education Department's Enrollment, Capacity, and Utilization Report
April 28, 2010;  Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony on the Education Department’s Proposed School Closings
March 2, 2010; Testimony, 3 pages

Comparisons between Schools Slated for Closing and All Other Schools
January 25, 2010; Memo and Tables, 35 pages

Class Sizes in Grade K-8 in School Years 2006-07 and 2005-06
September 24, 2007;  Tables, 1 page

The Cost of Reducing Class Sizes in Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
July 31, 2006;  Letter, 4 pages

Average Class Sizes in Grades K-3, Updated Data
September 7, 2005;  Tables

Analysis of 2003-2004 School Year K-3 Class Size Data
July 19, 2004;  Letter

Can Schools' ESL and Bilingual Programs Make the Grade?
April 1, 2004;  Newsfax Article

School Capital Plan Counts on More Seats, Falling Enrollment to Ease Overcrowding
December 11, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Despite Free Space in some Middle Schools, Many Packed Classrooms
October 31, 2003;  Newsfax Article

School System Delays Plan for 7,400 New Seats for Students
November 7, 2002;  Newsfax Article, 2 pages; plus Supplemental Tables

K-3 Class Size Drops, But 77,500 Children Still in Classes with Over 25 Students
September 19, 2002;  Newsfax Article

City to Lose Pre-K Aid
February 28, 2001;  Newsfax Article

BOE Misses Pre-K Goal
September 29, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Letter to Educational Priorities Panel: Updated Cost Estimates for Adding School Capacity
August 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

PreKindergarten Update
July 31, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Smaller Class Sizes, Larger Capital Needs
February 7, 2000;  Newsfax Article

More Students, More Money
November 22, 1999;  Newsfax Article

School Overcrowding Persists; Average Class Size Declines
September 7, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Federal Funds for Class Size Reduction May Be In Jeopardy
April 5, 1999;  Newsfax Article

The Cost of Class Size Reduction
September 8, 1998;  Newsfax Article

Class Size Reduction Study
August 24, 1998;  Letter

Funding & Spending

From CSDs to CFNs: As the System for Providing Support
Services to Schools Changed, Funding Levels Changed Too
August 4, 2014;  Schools Brief, 7 pages    HTML    PDF

City Continues to Shoulder Largest Share of School Funding
March 19, 2014; 
Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

New York City Public Schools: Have Per Pupil Budgets Changed Since 2010-2011?
January 23, 2014;
New York City by the Numbers

Is It Getting Fairer? Examining Five Years of School Allocations Under Fair Student Funding
April 10, 2013;
Schools Brief, 17 Pages    HTML    PDF

Not All Funding Appropriated for “General Classroom Instruction and School Leadership” Goes Into School Budgets
September 11, 2012; New York City By The Numbers Post

Charter Schools Housed in the City’s School Buildings Get More Public Funding per Student than Traditional Public Schools
February 15, 2011; IBO Weblog Post

Estimating the Cost Of Adding Private and Parochial School Students to the Public Education System
November 16, 2010;  Letter, 4 pages

Testimony to the New York State Senate Committee On Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Hearing on Charter Schools
April 22, 2010; Testimony, 2 pages

Comparing the Level of Public Support: Charter Schools versus Traditional Public Schools
February 24, 2010; Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

Estimated Costs of Language Access Policies in New York City Agencies
October 8, 2009; Letter, 3 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council on Contracting Practices of the Department of Education
April 1, 2009; Testimony, 2 pages

The School Accountability Initiative: Totaling the Cost
November 13, 2008; 6 pages, plus supplemental tables

School Funding Since 1990
March 13, 2008;  Tables

New Funding Formula Seeks to Alter School Budget Disparities
October 10, 2007; Fiscal Brief, 11 pages

Contributing Factors: Disparities In 2005 Classroom Spending
October 10, 2007; Background Paper, 13 pages

Lawsuit Remains Unsettled, But School Spending Continues to Rise
July 20, 2005; Newsfax Article

Go Figure: How a Bigger Education Budget Became Less Money for Schools
October 26, 2004; Newsfax Article

Settling School Finance Suit May Cost City Millions
May 27, 2004; Newsfax Article

Is the City Complying with the State's New Education Spending Requirement?
July 2, 2003;  Testimony, 3 pages

Albany Budget Relief: How Much in City Gap-Closing Help?
June 5, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

The Cost of an Adequate Education for the City's Students
September 23, 2002;  Testimony, 3 pages

Schools' Budget: One-Shots Now, Cuts Later?
August 9, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Report Card on 2001-2002 School Year Spending: A Modest Rise Is Not Enough to Prevent Classroom Cuts
July 3, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Estimate of Differences in Per-Pupil Spending Between NYC and High-Performing School Districts Statewide
February 15, 2002; Letter, 2 pages

$32 Million Intended for Pre-K Used to Close City Budget Gap
January 7, 2002; Newsfax Article

Back-to-School Budget Blues
August 30, 2001; Newsfax Article, 2 pages

Governor's Co-STAR Plan Would Shortchange New York City
April 4, 2001; Newsfax Article

City to Lose Pre-K Aid
February 28, 2001; Newsfax Article

City Spending on Schools Rising: Where the Funding Comes From, and Where it Goes
January 30, 2001; Newsfax Article

NYC Board of Education Funding Update
December 13, 2000; Newsfax Article

School Tax Relief (STAR) in New York City
December 21, 1999; Conference Paper

More Students, More Money
November 22, 1999; Newsfax Article

Implementation of Universal Prekindergarten in New York City
November 16, 1999; Fiscal Brief, 28 pages

Governor Proposes Sharp Aid Reduction for Education Initiatives
February 8, 1999; Newsfax Article

Governor's Proposed Budget: Primary and Secondary Education
February 16, 1998; Newsfax Article

28 New Beacon Schools Approved
January 19, 1998; Newsfax Article

STaR Revisited
December 1, 1997; Newsfax Article

Voter's Choice: The School Facility Health and Safety Bond Act of 1997
October 13, 1997; Fiscal Brief

Special Edition: on The Board Of Education
September 1, 1997; Newsfax Article

City and State Budgets for Fiscal 1998: The Impact on City Schools
September 1, 1997; Newsfax Article

New Initiatives For 1997-98 School Year
September 1, 1997; Newsfax Article

Unsettled New York City Prior-Year Education Aid Claims
July 18, 1997; Report

NYC Won't Receive Fair Share from School Tax Relief Proposals
May 12, 1997; Newsfax Article

School Tax Relief and Education Aid Proposals: Impacts on New York City
April 1997; Fiscal Brief

Prior-Year Education Aid: Where's the Money?
March 17, 1997; Newsfax Article

Per Pupil Spending Down
January 29, 1997;  Newsfax Article

Analysis of Board of Education Funding Trends
January 14, 1997; Report

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School Construction & Maintenance

The City’s 2015-2019 Capital Plan for Public Schools:
How Many New Seats & When Will They Be Ready?

August 26, 2014;
New York City by the Numbers

Spending Increase in New Five-Year Capital For Schools Relies Heavily on Statewide Referendum
March 12, 2014; 
Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Testimony to the New York City Council On the Amendment to the 2010-2014 Capital Plan for School Construction
December 16, 2009; Testimony, 3 pages

Higher Costs, Delays in Amended School Construction Plan
March 18, 2008; 8 pages, plus supplemental tables

Follow the Money: Were School Construction Dollars Spent as Planned?
September 22, 2005; Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

School Capital Plan Counts on More Seats, Falling Enrollment to Ease Overcrowding
December 11, 2003; Newsfax Article

Five Year, $3.7 Billion School Spending Rise: Where Did It Go?
September 30, 2003; Newsfax Article

No Cents? Federal Subsidies for School Repairs Forfeited
July 10, 2003; Newsfax Article

School System Delays Plan for 7,400 New Seats for Students
November 7, 2002; Newsfax Article, 2 pages; plus Supplemental Tables

School Construction Costs Soar More than 70 Percent Since 1999
plus More School Budget Blues
February 4, 2002; Newsfax Article

Letter to Educational Priorities Panel: Updated cost estimates for adding school capacity
August 2000; Letter, 4 pages

Smaller Class Sizes, Larger Capital Needs
February 7, 2000; Newsfax Article

Board of Education Defeats $11.2 Billion Capital Plan
May 10, 1999; Newsfax Article

Board of Education Capital Plan Update
April 12, 1999; Newsfax Article

Suffrage on Suffering School Buildings
October 10, 1997; Newsfax Article

 
School Governance

How Have Student Suspensions Changed Between School Years 2006-2007 and 2010-2011?
October 12, 2012; New York City By The Numbers Post

Testimony to the New York City Council on DOE’s Implementation of the New School Governance Law
September 23, 2009; Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council on Mayoral Control of New York City Schools
June 4, 2009; Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council on School Governance
March 3, 2008; Testimony, 2 pages

Student Outcomes

Staying or Going? Comparing Student Attrition Rates at Charter Schools with Nearby Traditional Public Schools
January 9, 2014;  Schools Brief   HTML    PDF

Availability and Distribution of Selected Program Resources in New York City High Schools
October 13, 2013
; Charts and Tables, 62 Pages   PDF

New York City Public School Indicators: Demographics, Resources, Outcomes
May 30, 2013;
 Report, 58 pages    PDF

Statistical Profile of Schools on DOE's 2013 Closure List
February 27, 2013;
Tables, 17 Pages     PDF

Tracking the High School Class of 2009: How Many Passed the Regents Tests and Were Deemed College Ready?
October 25, 2012; Schools Brief, 11 Pages     HTML    PDF

Performance of English Language Learner and
Immigrant Students in the NYC Public School System

September 27, 2012; Testimony, 7 Pages    PDF

Graduates, Dropouts, Discharges: Tracking Four-Year Outcomes for the Class of 2009
September 5, 2012; Schools Brief, 11 Pages     HTML    PDF

Meeting State Education Standards: Tracking Grade-to-Grade Achievement for a Group of 46,400 Students
July 12, 2012; Schools Brief, 8 pages     HTML     PDF

Making the Grade? Assessing School Progress Reports' Measurement of Annual Academic Achievement
April 12, 2012;  Schools Brief, 12 pages

Statistical Profile of Schools on DOE's 2012 Closure List, with Revisions
February 8, 2012; Tables, 15 pages pdf

New York City Public School Indicators: Demographics, Resources, Outcomes
September 14, 2011; School Report, 46 pages

New York City Public School Indicators by School
September 14, 2011; Online Database

Demographics, Performance, Resources: Schools Proposed for Closing Compared With Other City Schools
January 26, 2011; Schools Brief, 14 pages plus additional tables

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education’s Hearing on The Department of Education’s Monitoring of Students at Closing Schools
January 25, 2011; Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony on the Education Department’s Proposed School Closings
March 2, 2010; Testimony, 3 pages

Comparisons between Schools Slated for Closing and All Other Schools
January 25, 2010; Memo and Tables, 35 pages

Student Transportation

How Long Is the Commute for New York City High School Students From Their Homes to Their Schools?
May 29, 2014;
New York City by The Numbers

Expanding Yellow School Bus Service: Fiscal Impact of Three Proposed Policy Changes
September 2000; Report, 15 pages

Teacher & Student Demographics

How Long Is the Commute for New York City High School Students From Their Homes to Their Schools?
May 29, 2014; New York City by The Numbers

Demographics and Work Experience: A Statistical Portrait of
New York City’s Public School Teachers
May 15, 2014;
Schools Brief, 11 Pages    HTML   PDF

How Many Students Attend Nonpublic K-12 Schools in New York City?
April 22, 2014;
New York City by The Numbers

Where Do NYC’s Teachers and Principals Live Compared With Where They Work?
August 15, 2013;
New York City By The Numbers

Have NYC Schools Become More or Less Integrated Over the Last 10 Years?
February 21, 2013
; New York City by the Numbers Post

A Statistical Portrait of Uncertified Teachers in New York City Schools
June 2001; Report, 8 pages

BOE Hiring Over 3,500 New Teachers For 1997-98 School Year
September 1, 1997; Newsfax Article

Vocational Education

Are City Vocational Education High Schools Being Left Behind?
August 9, 2007; Fiscal Brief, 8 pages


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