Fiscal Intelligence

Fiscal analysis that enables educators, small business owners, and community organizers to make informed decisions.

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The Effects of New York City’s Small High Schools of Choice on Postsecondary Enrollment

New York City’s new small public high schools of choice (“SSCs” for short) are well positioned to meet this challenge because of their focus on providing academically rigorous curricula and personalized learning environments for their students.


Budget Options for NYC 2014

Given the city’s relative fiscal health, is there a need to look to budget options? The simple answer is, “of course.” There is never enough money to meet all of the needs expressed by the city’s communities. And besides the need for more funds, there can be changes that could help improve equity and efficiency in the city’s spending and taxation—a benefit that could be associated with some of the budget options we present.

Do School Districts Matter?

School Superintendents: Vital or Irrelevant

A recent Brookings Institution study found that superintendents on average account for just “0.3 percent of differences in student achievement.

Where Does the Education Dollar Go?

New York City Public School Demographics

Universal Free Lunch in New York City Schools