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NEW REPORT:
A Better Picture of Poverty: What Chronic Absenteeism and Risk Load Reveal About NYC's

Children can't learn if they aren't in school. That should be obvious, but a new report by The Center for New York City Affairs shows that chronic absenteeism consigns tens of thousands of children to academic failure even before they leave elementary school. READ MORE » DOWNLOAD REPORT»

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NEW REPORT

Scaling the Community School Strategy in New York City

SEPT. 23, 2014

A new report detailing recommendations that can help sustain the city'snew community schools initiative. We provide helpful tools for individual community school providers as well as recommendations around effective partnerships, financing, leadership, and capacty building to help the city as it works to achieve its vision of reformExecutive summary » READ MORE » DOWNLOAD PDF »

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NEW REPORT

Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care and Education

JULY 28, 2014

In October 2012, New York City launched EarlyLearnNYC, a plan that would upend its system for providing subsidized child care to working class and low-income families. The oal was to take the city's sprawling assortment of child care programs and blend them into a unified, holistic spectrum of early education services for children from 6 weeks through 4 years old. Two years in, the results are mixed. The report draws on dozens of interviews and program observations, providing a series of recommendations for reform. Executive summary » READ MORE » DOWNLOAD PDF »

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NEW REPORT

Help Filling Out the FAFSA: Updated Guide for Students and Adults

JANUARY 16, 2014

Filling out the FAFSA form is the first step for most students seeking financial support to go to college. But the form can be complicated and intimidating. The Center's popular "FAFSA: How-To Guide" is easy to read and answers comon questions of students and families. And new this year: How to compare financial aid packages. READ MORE » DOWNLOAD REPORT » Watch videO»

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RECENT PUBLICATION

Building Blocks for Better Schools

November 21, 2013

New York City's Education Funders Research Initiative asked the Center for New York City Affairs to identify key priorities for education reform under Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Our paper analyzes the successes and failures of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education initiatives--and proposes six key areas on which the next administration should focus atention and resources. A top priority: Make sure young children can read. READ MORE » DOWNLOAD REPORT »

New York City's College Ready Communities Initiative: An Evaluation »

New York City's College Ready Communities Initiative: An EvaluationThe Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation launched this initiative in 2009 to link community development corporations and advocacy groups with 14 public schools to help students prepare for higher education. Our evaluation of four unique collaboratives found large improvements in college access, college knowledge and college-going culture in many of the schools. DOWNLOAD THE PDF »

 
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