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CUF Influences New York's First-in-the-Nation Move to Abandon the GED®

Impact - March 2013

CUF Influences New York's First-in-the-Nation Move to Abandon the GED®

The NYS Education Department became the first state in the nation to drop the GED® following Center efforts to explore alternative high school equivalency providers.

Data from Branches of Opportunity

Data - January 2013

Data from Branches of Opportunity

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's major January 2013 report on NYC's public libraries. The report found that public libraries are serving more people in more ways than ever before, and have become an increasingly critical part of the city’s human capital system; but they have been undervalued by policymakers and face growing threats in today’s digital age.

CUF Editorial Influences the State Education Department to Reassess the GED®

Impact - December 2012

CUF Editorial Influences the State Education Department to Reassess the GED®

Following our recommendations in a July 2012 Times Union editorial regarding the GED® Testing Service doubling the cost of the GED, the State Education Department is exploring alternative high school equivalency exams.

Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: Community Colleges

Impact - January 2012

Mayor's State of the City speech echoes CUF ideas: Community Colleges

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.

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.

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.

Mayor Bloomberg endorses our recommendation to make community colleges engines of mobility

Impact - August 2009

Mayor Bloomberg endorses our recommendation to make community colleges engines of mobility

A key recommendation from our Reviving the City of Aspiration report was that "city and state officials must embrace community colleges as engines of mobility and dedicate the resources necessary to strengthen these institutions and ensure that a greater number of middle class, poor and working poor New Yorkers can attend these schools and complete their degrees." City officials are now running with our suggestion.

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