This new report by the Office of Bill de Blasio shows that the growing demand for pre-kindergarten seats far outstrips supply across the city. Included in this report are data and analyses of this trend in New York City for recent years, as well as brief recommendations for how to tackle this issue.
a report recommending new workshops and outreach to parents in order to prevent bullying in New York City schools. The report builds on an anti-bullying forum hosted by de Blasio in August that focused on how schools could implement the State?s new Dignity for All Students Act for the current academic year.
A new report released today investigates New York City's upcoming overhaul of Special Education in public schools. ?Educating All Students Well? was commissioned by the Fund for Public Advocacy and researched the Department of Education?s preparations an...
Public Advocate de Blasio?s eight point plan proposes new State and City reforms that will make the DOE?s handling of co-locations more open and fair to all school communities, both charter and traditional. The Public Advocate?s plan includes case studies cataloging the DOE?s mismanagement of co-locations this year, which has led to increased conflicts between charter and traditional school communities.
a report outlining long-term consequences of the Administration's proposal to eliminate 6,000 teachers. These layoffs are the largest since the 1970s fiscal crisis and data from that period shows that massive layoffs have consequences that linger long af...
a report cataloging the burdens on thousands of students with disabilities, their parents and taxpayers caused by poor planning at the Department of Education. The report shows that due to the Department?s missteps in what is known as the ?Turning Five? process, 2,500 students with disabilities and their families are being directed to utilize Non Public School (NPS) programs that cannot possibly accommodate a large influx of additional students.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) today released a report that examines how the Department of Education (DOE) makes decisions regarding major changes in school buildings utilization. The report focuses on the DOE?s practice of having schools share building space, also known as co-locations and school closings procedures.