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Stats that Stick: March 14, 2012

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March 14, 2012 07:53 pm

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Percent difference in graduation rates between students at SEO Scholars and NYC Public Schools: 28.

SEO Scholars program targets a handful of “severely undereducated” students and provides them with intense instruction to all but guarantee their graduation from a four-year college. The graduation rate from the SEO Scholars program is 91 percent, while New York Public Schools is 63 percent. The highly selective program requires students to sacrifice their Saturdays with classes being conducted from 8:30-4:30.

Milions of dollars Teach for America and the National Writing Project will receive in federal money: 24.6.

These two programs lost funding when Congress revised its rules on earmarks but under a new program, the Supporting Effective Educators Development or SEED program, these organizations will get federal aid after all.

Millions of dollars to be restored to New York state’s traditional schools: 200

New York’s Senate and Assembly will try to shift $200 million from a proposed schools incentive program back to traditional school aid according to new budget resolutions.

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