New York City’s public high school graduation rate has rebounded in recent years.
But the New York Times is reporting that that may not be enough to prevent some schools from reopening.
The paper reports that “reopening” of public schools will be an urgent priority for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration as he seeks to re-sign the state budget.
The Times cites the city’s own statistics, which show that just under 80% of all students in New York’s public schools have graduated.
The city has been grappling with the crisis of under-resourced public schools since the last school year, which saw nearly half of the state’s public school students dropping out.
Public schools are the most vulnerable school districts in New Yorks economy.
Many are underfunded, understaffed, and poorly maintained, the Times reports.
The mayor and his Democratic allies in Congress have repeatedly tried to improve the quality of public education in New york.
But it remains a problem.
In recent years, more than one in five of the citys population has dropped out of school.
According to the New Yorker, the city has about 2.4 million students enrolled, and the number of students has been falling for decades.
The state has also been trying to reduce its underfunding.
It has enacted a $500 million state investment program in education.
It also plans to spend $200 million in 2020 to improve public schools.
But de Blasio is expected to announce an ambitious education reform package during his first year in office, which will be followed by more drastic reforms.
The public school graduation rates of some schools are up about 60% in the past few years, the paper says.
The rate has risen in the years after the state passed a law that made public high schools tuition-free, which has meant that more students can attend the city schools.
In New York, there are over 50,000 public high-school graduates in the city.
The newspaper says that de Blasio has proposed that a program to raise tuition in the public schools be doubled, to $3,500 per year, and a public charter school program to help fund more charter schools be created.
The bill would increase the cost of public charter schools from $200,000 to $600,000 per year.
New York is already home to more than 1,200 charter schools.
The State of New York reported that the number for the first two months of this year was about 1,813.
This comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the state will open a $1.4 billion fund to pay for charter schools in the next two years.
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