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June 12, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues—not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education in 2020.
May 31, 2019Do schools in NYS have enough money to provide a Sound Basic Education. CBC says yes, except for 21 districts.
May 22, 2019It will cost NYS school districts approximately $62.6 billion to provide a sound basic education to all students, yet several districts will not have enough funding.
Op Ed Education
March 11, 2019Albany should target the distribution of school aid to districts that need it, rather than ensure that almost every district gets more no matter its circumstance.
March 07, 2019Despite significant funding increases over the past decade, some districts in New York State still do not have the resources to provide a sound basic education.
February 06, 2019In the aggregate New York State spends enough to provide all students with a sound basic education; however, State school aid is not targeted well enough to achieve this goal in all districts.
December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
June 14, 2018Teachers in the Absentee Teacher Reserve (ATR) will cost the City $136 million in this school year. The City should pursue reforms to the ATR, such as a 6-month time limit, in upcoming labor negotiations with the UFT.
Special Feature Education
May 11, 2018Most of this year's school aid increases came in the form of Foundation Aid, which is intended to support high-need school districts. All districts received an increase, but some wealthier school districts fared better than others.
Op Ed Education
March 19, 2018Fixing the existing Foundation Aid formula would allow the state to fully fund a sound basic education with current resources.
Blog City Budget
March 08, 2018The City Council should reject this program, and all new school bus contracts should be awarded with an eye toward realizing savings in the costs of pupil transportation, now more than $1.2 billion.
February 22, 2018Making changes to Foundation Aid formula would better help school districts most in need while avoiding providing unnecessary amounts of funding to the wealthiest districts.
February 20, 2018The NYS FY2018-2019 Executive Budget increases school aid by $769 million, or 3 percent, to $26.4 billion- twice the increase allowed by the school aid cap.
January 02, 2018New York State will send $25 billion to local school districts during the 2017-2018 school year, accounting for approximately 37 percent of school district revenues.
Blog City Budget
October 20, 2017New Yorkers tell us what the biggest issues are requiring the attention of city government. Click to see how your neighbors responded.
September 12, 2017Director of State Studies David Friedfel breaks down NYS school spending per pupil by federal, state, and local revenues. Most revenue comes from local property taxes, which is how wealthier school districts are able to spend more while still getting a considerable amount from the state and federal levels.
Podcast episode Education
September 07, 2017Today’s data point is $66 billion – the amount New York’s school districts received in revenue during the 2015-2016 school year. The state's 674 districts collect an average of $23,635 per student - however, 15 districts surpass this amount, collecting $40,000 per student, while 11 districts fall short, collecting only $11,000 per student.
Broken down by revenue source there’s even more variability, with some districts getting less than 5 percent of revenues from the state, while others rely on state funding for more than 80 cents of every dollar they spend.
Dig deeper with CBC's related blog and interactive map at www.cbcny.org
September 07, 2017Based on the most recent national data, New York spends more per pupil than any other state: $21,206 per pupil compared to the national average of $11,392 as of the 2014-2015 school year.
Report City Budget
June 30, 2017How do New Yorkers feel about quality of life and municipal services? It varies tremendously by community district.
May 24, 2017CBC offers two recommendations for improving the school planning and siting process: maximize use of existing capacity, and target new capacity to areas with the highest need.