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October 11, 2018
Black students in New York City receive harsher suspensions for the same infractions, report finds
The report zeroed in on the top 10 infractions and found that black students were more likely to receive harsher punishments for 8 of them.
November 21, 2017
New York City school workforce grows, driven by 40 percent rise in teaching assistants
Since 2007, the education department has added about 10,200 employees, the majority of them teaching assistants.
October 2, 2017
Nearly 78,000 New York City students switched schools in a single year, report finds
About 9 percent of students transferred schools in the 2014-15 school year, while 84 percent stayed put.
Funding the ATR
July 26, 2017
Absent Teacher Reserve cost New York City $151.6 million this past school year, far more than previously estimated
Using the IBO’s estimate, on average each ATR teacher received a total of $116,258 in salary and fringe benefits for the past school year.
cry for help
February 5, 2016
Four sobering facts about the city’s 86,000 homeless students
New York City’s worsening homelessness crisis is taking a punishing toll on tens of thousands of students.
January 15, 2016
Small number of schools enrolls large share of public housing residents, report says
At 9 percent of schools, students who live in subsidized housing make up more than a third of the enrollment, according to a new report.
January 7, 2016
Phase-out process linked to fewer Regents diplomas, more credit recovery, new report finds
After a recent study found that the Bloomberg administration's strategy of closing struggling schools didn't hurt their students, a new report complicates that picture.
on the money
July 23, 2015
IBO: Funding gap between district schools, co-located charters has closed
The numbers are the first comparisons of district and charter-school funding since 2011, when the IBO’s calculations found that co-located charter schools received nearly $650 more per student.
July 15, 2015
Here is the IBO’s backfill information, sorted by charter network
The new information illustrates the sharp divide among independent charter schools over how they filled seats in older grades.
state of the sector
July 13, 2015
Report: Charter schools replace students, but do so less after third grade
In some areas of of New York City, charter schools now serve one in five students, according to a new IBO report, which also compares charter networks' raw test scores.
April 22, 2015
IBO: Students at elite high schools come from wealthier neighborhoods
Just 11 percent of specialized high school students live in the city's poorest areas, compared to 30 percent of other students, according to the education data watchdog.
March 3, 2015
As enrollment climbs, city struggles to keep overcrowding from growing, too
Forty-four percent of the city's school buildings are overcrowded, according to city officials, a figure up from 36 percent in the 2011-12 school year.
June 6, 2014
IBO: City's charter school spending estimates miss mark, again
The city has underestimated the amount of money it will have to hand off to charter schools next year by $28 million, according to the Independent Budget Office.
May 29, 2014
IBO: One in five high schoolers has commute of at least 45 minutes
PHOTO: IBO The average high schooler’s commute in 2011-12 was 32 minutes, according to some new number-crunching from the Independent Budget Office. But…
March 24, 2014
IBO: City’s after-school expansion plan leaves out summer programs
Updated at 4:55 p.m. with response from the Department of Youth and Community Development. The Independent Budget Office noted in a report today that the…
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