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Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: CTE Schools

Impact - January 2012

Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: CTE Schools

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg delivered his State of the City speech. We are heartened that some of the new policy proposals outlined in the mayor's speech—from expanding the number of Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools to creating permanent rehearsal and studio spaces for the arts—were greatly influenced by our reports.

Data from Mobility Makers

Data - November 2011

Data from Mobility Makers

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's November 2011 report on NYC's community colleges. The report found that community colleges are crucial platforms for economic mobility in today's knowledge economy, but showed that too few of those enrolled in these institutions actually graduate.

Data from Failing the Test

Data - September 2011

Data from Failing the Test

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's September 2011 report which examined several options for improving the GED system: whether New York should charge a fee for test takers, the benefits and costs of the official practice test, availability and quality of preparatory instruction and providing a bridge from GED to postsecondary education and training.

Data from Fostering Careers

Data - September 2011

Data from Fostering Careers

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major September 2011 study which revealed that an alarming share of young people who age out of New York City's foster care system are failing to obtain and hold on to jobs, and that part of the problem is that city government and foster care agencies are either not adequately focused on providing workforce preparation services to these youngsters or not equipped to do so.

Data from End of an ARRA

Data - June 2011

Data from End of an ARRA

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's June 2011 report on how ARRA funds were spent and what the end of this funding stream means at a time when countless New Yorkers are still out of work.

Restoring Funds for Child Care

Impact - May 2011

Restoring Funds for Child Care

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced that he was restoring $40 million in proposed cuts to child care programs. The Mayor's action comes on the heels of our February 2011 policy brief Subsidizing Care, Supporting Work.

State Adopts CUF Recommendation For Improving Community Colleges

Impact - January 2011

State Adopts CUF Recommendation For Improving Community Colleges

At a New York State Assembly hearing in mid-December on strengthening student success in higher education, CUF senior fellow Thomas Hilliard testified that "the state should overhaul the base funding model for community colleges to reflect state policy goals. Roughly one month later, state leaders have already moved in this direction.

Data from Subsidizing Care, Supporting Work

Data - January 2011

Data from Subsidizing Care, Supporting Work

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's January 2011 report which found that the supply of subsidized child care in NYC has slipped in recent years even as affordable child care has become increasingly critical for low-income parents to get and hold jobs or complete a postsecondary degree.

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Summer Youth Jobs Programs

Impact - January 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Summer Youth Jobs Programs

The Center has published two reports documenting the importance of the city's Summer Youth Employment Program as well as the funding gaps that have resulted in tens of thousands of New York City teens being turned away from the program. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced a plan to expand the program with private funds.

Mayor's State of City Speech Echoes CUF Recommendations on ESOL Programs & Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Impact - January 2010

Mayor's State of City Speech Echoes CUF Recommendations on ESOL Programs & Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Over the past four years, CUF has repeatedly argued that limited English skills among the city's immigrant workforce are both a barrier for countless New Yorkers to advance in their careers and a constraint on New York's economic competitiveness. In his State of the City Speech last week, Mayor Bloomberg forcefully embraced many of our findings and recommendations.

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