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ABOUT NEW YORK CITY:


Graduation Rate

 

New York City Graduation Rates Class of 2011http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6853B2BF-E509-44DD-84E0-CA70B819109B/0/2011GradDeck_Presentation061112.pdf

NYC’s graduation rates flatten in 2011:http://gothamschools.org/2012/06/11/new-york-citys-graduation-rates-flatten-after-six-years-of-growth/

The small schools Bloomberg created have declining graduation rates: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/smaller-high-schools-touted-mayor-michael-bloomberg-a-slip-graduation-rates-article-1.1095213

High school dropouts can impose heavy cost on the economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/opinion/the-true-cost-of-high-school-dropouts.html

Blog post by educational reformer Diane Ravitch examining the true meaning and impact of graduation rates: http://dianeravitch.net/2012/06/16/what-do-graduation-rates-mean/

State graduation rates inch up, but NYC rates below average: http://online.wsj.com/article/APad04fba62f0341abac0f58debf2b4b40.html?KEYWORDS=education

Graduation rate up, but students unprepared for college: http://www.edwize.org/new-schools-students-getting-passing-grades-yes-ready-for-college-not-so-much

June 20 - College Board places 857 desks on the National Mall and collect signatures to urge presidential candidates to do something about the 857 student show drop out of high school every hour: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/education/857-desks-call-attention-to-dropout-problem.html?ref=education


School Closure


City fires 3000 teachers at 24 “failing” public schools amid much resistance from union: http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/06/18/city-moves-ahead-to-replace-staff-at-24-failing-schools/

Summary of school closure: http://www.edwize.org/the-closing-of-new-york-city-public-schools-a-case-of-persistently-failing-doe-management


Teachers/Unions

 

Summary of release of teacher ratings: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/education/teacher-quality-widely-diffused-nyc-ratings-indicate.html?pagewanted=all

Bloomberg editorial advocating performance based pay and attempting to compromise with unions: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/opinion/28mayor.html?scp=1&sq=limit%20pay%20unions&st=cse

Union study shows that NYC classrooms are extremely overcrowded: http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2011/09/22/union-claims-highest-number-of-oversized-classes-in-decade/

Editorial on unfair treatment of teachers: http://nyceducator.com/2012/06/tough-days-for-teachers.html

 

Additional Resources

 

In 2008, births to teens who lived in counties and cities where 25 persistently low-achieving schools are located accounted for 16 percent of all teen births in the United States, according to a new report released today by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The report, Teen Pregnancy & High School Dropout: What Communities Can Do to Address These Issues, notes that these same 25 school districts also accounted for 20 percent of all high school dropouts in the United States and are home to many of the nation’s lowest-performing high schools, often referred to as “dropout factories,” where only 60 percent or fewer of students graduate on time.

Link to PDF: http://www.americaspromise.org/News-and-Events/News-and-Features/2012-News/June/~/media/Files/Resources/teen-pregnancy-and-hs-dropout-print.ashx