In a series of charts and graphs, IBO compares enrollment changes during the first full school year impacted by the pandemic (20-21) with the second school year that just ended (21-22). We explore the different trends among the city’s traditional public schools and its charter schools.
The FDNY coordinates ambulance response to the about one million medical emergencies reported over the 911 system in the city each year. About a quarter of those emergencies are ALS, incidents involving heart attacks and other very serious conditions. IBO analyzes response times of these units.
Under the city’s borough-based jails plan, Rikers Island will be replaced by jails in 4 of the 5 boroughs. The plan aims to create smaller & safer jails that allow people in custody to be closer to the courts where their cases are heard and their communities. IBO examines how these 2 goals overlap
IBO has updated two sections of its Education Indicators: Student Attendance (data on average attendance and chronic absenteeism rates in traditional public schools) & Student Achievement (standardized test scores for grades 3-8 and Regents exam performance for high school students).
The Covid-19 pandemic caused sharper drops in employment in New York City than elsewhere in the nation – and the jobs recovery has been slower here. IBO examines how the city’s employment losses and recovery differ from the rest of the nation’s.
Covid-19 has had a substantial effect on the municipal workforce. We look at the effect during the peak months of the pandemic by examining the use of sick leave by uniformed staff members and civilian staff.
With the parents of thousands of preschoolers needing to go to work and many K-8th grade students doing schoolwork remotely, the de Blasio Administration created the Learning Bridges and Learning Labs programs to provide care, supervision, and help with classes at hundreds of sites across the city.
This has been a difficult school year, perhaps most difficult for students living in neighborhoods hardest hit by Covid. At the request of WNYC we have looked at attendance figures for schools, with a focus on schools in these hard-hit neighborhoods.
FOCUS ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET: Over the past year, shifts in the composition of the city’s homeless population, increased spending on rental assistance, and pandemic-related aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have altered the city’s costs for providing shelter for the homeless.
NYC BY THE NUMBERS: The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the Northeast may be in for a snowy winter. Regardless of such predictions, the city budgets for snow removal based on a formula in the City Charter. Some years this leads to savings, other years shortfalls. What’s the cost of digging out?
While most New York City employees cannot receive pensions until they turn 62, police officers and firefighters can retire at any age after they have met their required number of years of service. Since 2010, how many of them began receiving pensions before turning 50?
]Roughly 150,000 special education students in New York City schools receive speech therapy and other “related services.” Many students are supposed to receive one or more services multiple times a week. With hybrid schedules, how many can receive their services in person?
In 2016, the Mayor and City Council provided the libraries with a substantial hike in their subsidies with the aim of increasing public access and use of the more than 200 library branches across the five boroughs. How well have those goals been met?