For years, some providers of city-funded social services have questioned disparities in the funding of their programs, with wide differences in how much support some groups receive for each participant despite offering a similar set of services.
IBO has examined the shares of reports to the hotline over several years that came from mandated reporters versus those that came from the general public, such as relatives, neighbors, or anonymous callers.
With a growing number of English language learners and an expanding set of programs to assist them, IBO looked at shifts in placements at 1,512 traditional public schools over the four years from 2014-2015 through 2017-2018.
As of June, the Department of Education had 131,199 full-time employees. More than 119,000 served in jobs under the broad classification of pedagogues, which includes roles such as principals, assistant principals, teachers, and teaching assistants also known as paraprofessionals.
Many of the city’s highest-scoring students will likely attend one of the city’s nine specialized high schools. But many high-scorers—including some offered admission to a specialized high school—will attend other schools.
Last year NYC's five pension systems for municipal employees paid $12.9 billion in benefits to more than 332,000 retirees or their beneficiaries. While many retired city workers remain in the five boroughs, many others collect their pension checks in states and counties all around the country.
The number of students in grades 6 through 12 suspended for breaking school rules has continued to decline in recent years as the City Council and the de Blasio Administration have fostered policies that promote alternatives to keeping students out of the classroom.
IBO reviewed 131 NYC Housing Connect listings for 3,605 new affordable apartments over a recent six-month period, surveying the distribution of rents by income group and by apartment size, as well as rent-to-income ratios.
Participation in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s recreational boating program remained steady in 2018. Crews have been deployed to aid NYC Parks in clearing downed and damaged trees after last week's snowstorm.
Construction has completed on the first phase of high-level sewers along 3rd Avenue in the Gowanus neighborhood. The Value Ambassador program highlights three employees whose work best represents the values of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Mining of the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel has reached the halfway point, and the project is on schedule and on budget.The Municipal Engineers of the City of New York honored Tasos Georgelis and Natalia Perez with awards.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pursuing an energy policy of a "circular economy of organics," aiming to minimize organic waste sent to landfills and maximize the recovery and beneficial use of all resource streams.
Work has begun on a $300 million project to install new clean-burning co-generation engines at the North River Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in west Harlem. Ground was broken on a $31 million project to bring street and infrastructure improvements to Far Rockaway, Queens.
Entries for the 33rd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest are now being accepted. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction are undertaking a $31 million infrastructure project to upgrade water mains in Washington Heights.
Updates on the $400 million program to upgrade water supply infrastructure at Schoharie Reservoir. Projects include the rehabilitation of the Gilboa Dam and Shandaken Tunnel and a new release works for the reservoir. DEP will undertake a $15 million rehabilitation project for Jerome Park Reservoir.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launches the "Trash it. Don't Flush it" public awareness campaign about proper disposal of grease, wipes, and other trash. Focus on the Field features five DEP employees that best represent Service at the agency.